2012 Blogathon blog roll

Here’s the alphabetized list of everyone in the 2012 WordCount Blogathon – all 250 of them! Each entry includes the participant’s name, link to their blog and a short description. Entries are taken from information bloggers shared when they registered; if you need to make changes to your entry, let us know. Thanks to Blogathon manager Jan Udlock for compiling the list. – Michelle V. Rafter


Abra Cole – The Magical Miss, The pursuit of photography and pie.

Akanksha Garg – Smiling Mystic Cloud, A mirror that reflects the experiences of life.

Alana Mautone – Ramblin’ With AM, Living in upstate New York.

Aleksandra Milcic Radovanovic – Linguist Blog, Writing about translation and applied linguistics.

Alison Preston Baldyga – Lady Moxie, On a constant search for wellness.

Amanda Steinhaus – Ms. Panda’s Blog, Poetry, children’s stories, playwriting and more.

Andria – Find me Frugal(er) , Helping people cut costs and save money without taking it all too seriously.

Angela Aboulnaja – DMV Art, A comprehensive view into the art scene in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Anna Murphy – Murphy Baby, Wife and mama to baby Ronan. Recorded words because I never want to forget what this feels like.

Annabelle – Shopping Detox, Where retro style meets personal finance.

Anne Noble – Mac’s Musings, My hopefully intelligent and coherent ramblings.

Anne Wainscott-Sargent – The Writing Well, Celebrating excellence in writing and storytelling.

Annette Gendler – Memoir, Writing & Life, Writing, teaching and publishing memoir and creative nonfiction.

Annie Logue – Ann Logue, Financial and current events, from author of four Dummies books on investing.

Anyes – Far Away in the Sunshine, Stories of a woman pursuing her creative dreams.

Ariel –Nuestro Contrapunto, A husband and wife writing about theology, literature, culture, actuality and more.

Aron Mturi –Aron Creativity, International celebrity news, current affairs, music and articles, especially from East Africa.

Aundra Weissert – Chestertown Fit for Life, Adventures in homesteading and personal fitness.

Ayesha Usman – Mommy First, Juggling a professional career and motherhood.


Barb Freda – Babette Feasts, Feast with me.

Barbara McDowell Whitt –WCHS, MPHS and Park College…Diary Writing 1960-1965, An Iowa farm
girl’s view of high school and college life in the 1960s.

Beth – Chasing My Joy, My journey to becoming an Ironman.

Beth Zare – Beth Zare, Personal thoughts about life.

Bill Lascher – Lascher at Large, Telling the true story of a young foreign correspondent’s adventures during World
War II.

Billie Noakes – The Billie Gram, Observations about life from a freelance writer and storyteller with a slightly bent sense of humor.

Brian Mann – Brian P. Mann, Rants, raves…that’s about it.


Cariann McCready – Unionvale Mom’s Spot, Rural life with family, food, crafts and books.

Carolina –Sew Carolina Knits, Running, quilting and knitting.

Carrie Schmeck – Bizzi Writer, Business copywriting that makes a difference.

Cathleen McCarthy – Save on Cities, Travel, entertainment and family fun along the Northeast Corridor: Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.

Cathy Canaceli – Periwinkle Confessions, It’s fun to be a godly girl.

Cathy Morton – Cathy’s Voice Now, Mother, grandmother and alcoholic/addict in long term recovery.

Caylie Price – Better Business Better Life, Blast your business to success, live the life you want!

Cheryl Wright – Cheryl Wright, Life, writing, interior design and more.

Chris Lowe – Blue Oregon, Contributing blogger at Oregon Progressive.

Christianne Cook – A Day in my Mind

Christina – Lazy Bones Running, Ramblings from an obsessed runner.

Christine Calvin – Inspired Life, Whatever strikes my fancy.

Christine Heinrichs – Poultry Bookstore, Information on heritage breed poultry.

Claudia Neely – Social Skills Success, Teaching parents of special needs teens, pre-teens and young adults how to mainstream their kids into successful peer groups and more.

Cody Ray – The Home of Challenge Pissing, Movies, music and whatever else I think is cool.

Connie Ong – Unbirthday Escapades, A look at memories past and present.

Cristina Santiestevan – Outlaw Garden, Breaking the rules by growing vegetables even when HOA says no.

Cynthia Pelcher – Cynthia Banessa, Sharing gardening, crafts and dishes.


Daisy – Compost Happens, Taking care of family, garden and coffee.

Dania Bianchi – The Health Nut, Health reports and news for the average mom; and Dania Bianchi, Content marketing for small businesses.

Danielle – Porridge Report, Digital doses for the modern family as seen by a distracted mother and writer.

Daphne – My Distant Husband, We are together; yet, living apart.

Darlene Peltz – Everything Relationships, Exploring ways to improve how we talk, treat and deal with each other.

Darling Sookie – Darling Sookie, Fictional telepathic barmaid who tweets too much and enjoys being a role player.

David Allen – Mac 20Q, Mac technology blog.

Dayle Fraschilla – I Shall Be a Toad, Everything that means anything to me.

Debbie Kaplan – Frisco Kids, Your guide to kid-friendly events and trips around the San Francisco Bay area.

Discorunner – Discorunner, Running, biking, swimming, and blogging in the nation’s capital.

Don Gonzalez – Joe Catholic, Where men can get to know, share and defend their Catholic faith.

Doña Bumgarner – Aubergine, Musings of a midlife mama.

Dylan Fogle – East Nashville Jugglers Club, Experience juggling.


Ed Borasky – Borasky Research, Computational and data journalism.

Ejila Makangu – Ejimak, French-English translator

Elise Ventura – Skipping Stones, Current events, atheism, pop culture and more.

Elizabeth King Humphrey – The Write Elizabeth, A round-up of reading, writing, editing and parenting.

Elyse Grau – My Garden to Table, Growing what you eat, eating what you grow.

Emily Taylor – Southerners in So Cal, A Southern girl in surfer country.

Estelle Sobel Erasmus – Musings On Motherhood, Midlife and Other Forms of Madness, My transformative journey through motherhood.

Eva Schweber – Tech Whisperer, Helping you select, use and integrate your gadgets.


Gabryyl Pierce –Gabryyl Pierce, Writer of words, purveyor of awesome.

Glenneth Redd – Let’s Talk and Walk, Getting healthy through walking, better eating and having fun.

Gloria Marie – Gloria Marie, Inspiration for creatives and other people who desire to live an incredible life.


Harry Marks – Curious Rat, A technology blog combatting stupidity from wherever it comes.

Heather Craik – Shades of a Dream, Writing, marketing and design in business.

Heather Williams – This Blog Will Give You Cancer, “I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.” – Oscar Wilde.

Hillah Culman – The One Ingredient, Cooking with one main ingredient.

Holan Kerrick – Gadget Girl Tips, Tips, tricks and humorous stories about technology for the everyday person.

Holly Swanson – State College Mom, Being a mom, Penn State, and whatever else I deem blog-worthy.


J. Audrey Miller – Romance in the Writing, Romance and writing: a perfect match.

J9 – J9 Style, Channel Your Inner Fabulous.

Jackie Dishner – Bike with Jackie, Your guide to inspiration, encouragement, quirky stories, laughs and life-changing adventures.

Jackson Zeiner – Word Waves, A blog about literature in its various forms and how it’s changing.

Jan Roberts Culpepper – Simply Jan, A simple look at a not-so-simple life.

Jan Udlock – Imperfect Mom, Professional writer, parenting expert, mom of five.

Jane Boursaw – Reel Life with Jane, Syndicated family movie and TV reviews.

Jane Neff Rollins – Kitchen Sink Genealogy, Family history of all 4 branches of my family.

Javier Cabral – The Glutster, Food, angst, punk rock and a really fast metabolism.

Jeannette Vancio – Charity Heart, Encouragement for lovers and dreamers.

Jenn – Wordzopolis, Financial services marketing.

Jenn Maxwell – Jenn MaxwellWriter, designer, dreamer.

Jenni Derryberry Mann – Mamahhh, Navigating the labyrinth of motherhood one breath at a time.

Jennie Phipps – Detroit on the Cheap, Living well is the best revenge.

Jennifer Eckert – Pregnant at Forty, Pregnant for the first time at 40.

Jennifer Fink – Blogging About Boys, All about boys.

Jennifer Patrick – Still Living the Dream, Raising two young kids in my 40s.

Jennifer Walker – My Morning Chocolate, Delicious inspiration for people who wake up thinking about food.

Jennifer Willis – Jennifer Willis, Journalist, writer, author, and essayist.

Jessica – Pink Rose, Gen-Y writer who loves to garden, craft and write.

Jessica Quinn – Northern Front, The sweet life in Northern BC.

Joan Lambert Bailey – Popcorn Homestead, Exploring Japan one vegetable at a time.

Joanna Yuen – Slow-poke Posts, Fiction writing.

Joe Wilcox – Queer Joe, Adventures in finding my passion…knitting.

Jodi Rosenberg – 100 Smile Challenge, Simple ideas to help you find more smiles in your life.

Jodi Torpey – Write Better Faster, Changing the way you think about your business writing – one reader at a time.

Joel Whitaker – Catholic Faith and Fitness, Helping Catholics become spiritual, financially and physically fit.

Joelle Pittman – MEM to LAX, Southern girl bouncing between Memphis and Los Angeles.

Jon Beck – And a Little Wine, Book lover, baseball fanatic, life enthusiast.

Jon Bell – On Mount Hood, All things Mount Hood.

Jovette Gadson – Honey Suga Sweet, Creative expressions from the soul.

Juan Luis Cornejo – Cornejo Sports, Soccer and more.

Judy Downing  Flights of Fantasy, Thoughts about becoming a better writer, with an emphasis on fantasy and science fiction; and Writer in Charge, Exploring today’s publishing choices.

Julia Biggs – Aunty JuJu’s Perspective, My thoughts for now.

Julie Farrar – Traveling Through, Traveling through the second half of my life.


Karen C. – The Vegetable Garden, Simply organically.

Kat Hasenauer – Sports Girl Kat, Balancing life as sportswriter and educational administrator.

Kate Megill – Teaching what is Good, Teaching younger women according to the Titus 2 model.

Kate Reilly – Polkadot Suitcase, Finding fun through creative living.

Kathryn – Kathryn’s Cards, Making cards for Operation Write Home.

Kathryn Lance – KL and Her Books, Writing and related matters, from a long-time fiction and nonfiction writer and editor.

Katie Morell – Katie Morell , Full-time freelance writer specializing in business, travel and human interest topics.

Katie Jett Walls – Woah Baby, The weird and wonderful of expecting and becoming parents.

Katrina Hutchesson – Kat’s Place – My Life, My life and our family.

Katy Manck – Books YA Love, Recommending young adult books beyond the bestsellers.

Kellyn Christison – Journalism 111, A blog for my multimedia journalism class.

Kimberly LoSavioe – Blogging w/Gypsy @ Gypsy’s Treasures, A blogging and WordPress designing mom.

Kirsten Doyle  Running for AutismRunner, writer and special needs mom trying to make sense of life.

Kirsten Oge – Puppy Paws and Dirty Noses, First time mom and housewife.

Kyle Yasumiishi – Kyle Yasumiishi, Student journalist blogging about the future of journalism.


Laura – Word Grrls, Creative writing inspiration.

Laura – Not Just 9 to 5, Changing focus while I work into a freelance writing career.

Laura Finger – Boat Jumpers, Keeping entrepreneurs in their right minds.

Laura Orsini – Marcie Brock, Book Marketing Maven, Marketing advice for self-publishing authors.

Laura Tokie – In My Little Town, All about family on the fly.

Leah Ingram – Suddenly Frugal, How to live more on less money; andPhilly on the Cheap, Deals, discounts and living on the cheap in the Philadelphia area.

Lenore Skomal – Gut Check: Making simple sense out of life, Daily blogger for Erie Times-News.

Leslie – The Chic Adventurer, Beauty and chicness can exist anywhere.

Liberty Montano – Liberty’s Yarn, Helping make stuff free of crap and drama.

Lindsay – With a Little Love and Luck, Fight stigma and kick postpartum depression’s butt.

Lisa Carter – Intralingo, The art and business of literary translation.

Lisa Jaffe Hubbell – Land Guppy, Writing about good food, good books, and good times.

Lise Capitan – Lise Capitan, A translator talks about work, language and translation.

Liz Sheffield – Motherlogue, A mother talks about mothering, writing and life.


Mammy Mohamed – T-Mark, News and fashion.

Margarita Tartakovsky – Margarita Tartakovsky, Language, life and fashionable pursuits.

Margin Fades – Margin Fades The joy of movement.

Maria Gajewski – Changing River Consultants, Helping you help others.

Mariann L. Dyson – 4 Writer Mom, Penning a novel while single-handedly raising four children.

Marianne – D is for Dovey, Quilt-making, reading, gardening and life in west central Florida.

Marie-Louise – Muse Translation, Musings from a freelance French to English translator.

Marijke Vroomen Durning – Med Health Writer, Health news from a nurse turned writer.

Mark Connolly – Spiritual Advocate, You know, like the Paraclete.

Mark Wahlton – Save the Jumble, Meandering through the ADD-addled mind.

Marvin Kirkland – Impermanent Insanity Writes, Writing and mental illness.

Mary Lebeau – Raising Waltons, Passing down old-fashion values in a 21st century world.

Masa – Hearting Handmade, DIY, eco-friendly, vintage, creativity and giveaways.

Matthew J. Perry – Sharing the Pants A husband and wife blog about women winning bread, men making homes, both raising kids and coping with cultural shifts.

Megan Wollenberg – Army Wife Writes, The ups and downs of PCS-ing to Italy.

Melinda Copp – Life List, Nature and nature writing.

Melinda McGuire – Melinda McGuire Writes, Writing with a Southern Slant.

Melissa Luznicky Garrett – Someday When I’m Famous, Author of adult and young adult novels.

Melissa Lindberg – Get Creative with the Good Idea Girl, Parenting, party planning and holiday celebrations.

Melissa Miller Young – Zen Life Solutions, Providing positive and healthy information and Word Miller, Making your marketing efforts and message shine.

Mena Grazie – Preternatural Post, News and information for role players, fictional characters and legendary creatures.

Michal Karni – Lights Along the Way, Writing practice from Jewish sources.

Michelle – Team Tori, Six-year-old rock star fighting neurofibromatosis.

Michelle Mahoney – Intuitive Tarot, Learn the cards today.

Michelle Rafter – Word Count: Freelancing in the digital age, News, tips and advice for self-employed writers.

Mikaela D’Eigh – La Belle Dame de Merci, Reflections on art of all mediums.

Mimi – Wife, Writer, Mom, All Blessings, Writer and parent to 5 special needs children.

Mridu Khullar Relph – Mridu Khullar Relph, Thoughts on writing and life from a female freelancer in India.


Nancy Kopp – Writer Grannys World, My tips and encouragement for writers.

Natalie – Fluent Historian, Languages, history and Russia.

Nicky LaMarco – Freelance Writing 4 Beginners, Freelance writing for beginners.

Noelle – Sustainably Happy, Happiness: one day at a time.


Paola – Research and Kitchen, A concoction of ethnographic and food studies.

Patricia Ann C Perkowski – Spiritual Lives of Women, Nurturing moms, nurturing the future.

Patrick McGraw – PFM Reports, Mostly true stories from home and on the road.

Patti Goldenson – Sometimes Sideways, A place to talk about feeling sideways, cry about it, laugh about it and let it go.

Patty Core – Daily Nutrition Plus, Proactive health and wellness information.

Peggy Crippen – Military Move HQ, Information for military families changing duty stations.

Peggy Noonan – Alt Med for You, Alternative medicine news and how-to information.

Pia Savage – Courting Destiny, A blog about everything and nothing.


Rachel Ward – A Discount Ticket To Everywhere, What I’m reading, re-reading, reading to my children and translating.

Rashida – Books, Bass and Beauty, Dedicated to educating, entertaining, and empowering today’s Black woman.

Rebecca Koffman – Walking Portland, Walking in Portland and beyond.

Reeti Roy – The Magic Ink Stand, All things quirky, personal and confessional.

Rhonda Booker – Mygr8reads, Books I like to read, and my writing practice.

Robin – A Word, A Bird, New blogger.

Ron Dere – Just There, Crisscross of neurons in ASCII.

Ronda Levine – Not Quite Ally McBeal, Just another girl with a theme song.

Rose Medlock –  SGV East Food Swap, Create community by exchanging homemade and homegrown goods.

Rossandra White – Rossandra White, A former bushbaby’s take on writing and appreciating life.

Ruth Terry – Ruth Writes, Changing the world…one word at a time.


Samuel Slate – Irrational Handbook, Humor, gaming, speculation and fiction.

Sandra Hume – Little House Travel, Everything Little House fans and their families should know about traveling to places Laura Ingalls Wilder called home.

Sara Carbaugh – Your Creative Ally, Online marketing tips, tutorials, and motivational posts.

Sara Lancaster  No 2 Pen, Showcasing examples of sharp website content.

Sarah – Animals Help Heal, Different ways animals can be used in healing.

Sarah E. Ludwig – Parenting by Trial and Error, The learning curve in raising kids.

Sarah Moon – Clear Eyes, Full Shelves, Multi-genre blog for readers.

Sarah Morgan – Sarah Morgan, Jumping puddles in the rain.

Sharon C. Jenkins – The Authorpreneurship Project, Equipping authors to better handle the business side of writing.

Sheela Kangal – Skangal Works, Just another playwright climbing social media.

Sheila Callahan – Sheila Callahan, What’s on my mind.

Silja Hurskainen – Silja Hurskainen, A Finnish freelance writer and blogger living in Estonia.

Sita Henderson –  Sita’s Sanctum , A journey of faith filtered through the Word of God.

Sona Charaipotra – Sona Charaipotra, Writing and balancing first-time parenthood.

Sonal Garg – Sonal Garg, Creating something every day.

Stephanie Smith – Information Central:  Gardening Questions Answered, Your vegetable questions answered.

Stephanie Vozza – Five Minute Mom’s Club, Simplify, simplify, simplify. Then organize.

Sue Ann Bowling –The Homecoming Blog  Official blog for the book, Homecoming.

Sun Hee Yoon – Fiery Memoir, Daily struggles in motherhood, and the ups and downs of being a housewife.

Susie Klein – Recovering Church Lady, Pleasing God is simply not as hard as you think.

Suzanne – The Tales of Missus P, Little adventures of me.


T.A. Barnhart – t.a. barnhart , A progressive voice from the Pacific Northwest.

Taasmom – Mommy Dearest, A mommy’s moments.

Tammy Ellingson – Mama Can Dance, A dancing mama who still grooves to her own beat.

Tara L. Daves – Occupation, Shmoccupation, Adventures in the world of unemployment.

Tara Phillips – Two Hands and a Road Map, Making poor blogging choices since 2010.

Tatyanna Wilkinson – Smart Girl, Wise Woman, Blog, forum and workshops for young women 18 to 24.

Tere Scott – Teachable Scotts Tots Homeschool, Parenting and homeschooling; and Elephant Ears Learning, Homeschooling resources and tips.

Tia Bach – Depression Cookies, A mother and daughter’s journey in writing, and much more.

Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna –Teena News, My opinions on news and events.

TJ Whelan – Moonlight and Shadows, Musings of a Texas moonbaby.

Tracey Arial – Arial View, Exploring the world through words.

Tracey V. – Never Switching to Decaf, Ramblings about life, family, cooking and photography.

Traci – A Purple Paintbrush, Making and sharing art.


Valerie Lakey – Blue Skies, Seeing life in a positive light.

Van Waffle – Speed River Journal, An urban naturalist’s progress.

Vanessa Geneva Ahern – Hudson Valley Good Stuff, Where to eat, play and re-charge your spirit in the Hudson Valley.

Veronica Armstrong – Veronica Armstrong, Eye candy, inspiration, kids, life and happiness.

Veronica Del Bianco – The Eco Niche, A blog that celebrates nature, good food, and learning something new.

Victoria Musgrave Victoria Musgrave Communications, A communications consultant working with health care organizations and entrepreneurs.

Vivian Tran – Stem Favorites, Not all those who linger are lost.


Walter L. Johnson II – Communications Careers Corner, Your guide to advice on careers in communications and media.

Yael Grauer– Yael Writes, Freelance writing services.

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