Friday, April 1, 2011
2011 Ultimate Blog Party
Hi, my name is Kim McCallie and this is my first Ultimate Blog Party. I am new to the blogging world having just started A Well-Seasoned Life in August of 2010. My blog focuses on sharing recipes and reviewing cookbooks with a little of my personal life served on the side. My motto is that I specialize in Southern comfort food seasoned with a sense of humor.
I'm a full-time working mom with two sons, ages six and eight. They're both smart, funny, and constantly hungry. So, when I'm not feeding them and helping them with homework, I try to squeeze in some time to work on my blog.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English and have been looking for a creative outlet for a while. When my older son asked me what I dreamed of being when I grew up, my first thought was writer. A little later, he asked me to remind him about the dream I had that never came true. What a wake-up call!! How could I encourage my children to follow their dreams when I had never done so myself?
So, in August 2010, I began following my dream of becoming a writer, a food writer to be exact. I was fortunate enough to grab the attention of Gooseberry Patch, a cookbook publisher. They first chose to feature my blog on their "Featured Friday" segment. Then, soon after, I was asked to become part of their Early Bird Reviewers, reviewing their cookbooks on my blog.
These last few months have been quite a whirlwind of excitement as I have expanded myself creatively through writing and photography. I've made so many new friends and connections through blogging than I ever thought possible. If I never write another blog post, I feel like I have fulfilled my life dream and how many people can say that?
In addition to my blog, you can also find me chatting on Twitter.
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Wow, love this! Such a triumph as I was reading I felt like jumping out of my seat with joy for you! You do have an awesome gift to write! I found this blog via UBP and I am so glad!ReplyDelete
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Congratulations in your achievements in such a short period of time. How cool of your son to hold accountability and push you to continue to have your dreams of being a writer...and your wonderful at it too.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend :)
Hi. I'm just stopping in from the blog party! It's nice to meet you! I'm your newest follower!ReplyDelete
Wow I would have never guessed your blog was less than a year old. Congratulations. I am now a subscriber and twitter follower.ReplyDelete
So very nice to meet you! I look forward to following along on your cooking journey ... how exciting! Fantastic blog!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting from the party!!ReplyDelete
Kim McCallie ,ReplyDelete
Very glad you got to follow your dream. Writing. Being a writer who needs and editor is interesting for me. Very glad you found a triple outlet for your creative interests Food, writing, and photography. Following from #ubp11
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you. Your blog looks great.ReplyDelete
Hi Kim! It's so nice to meet you! And thanks for stopping by Cooking With Libby. We do have lots in common! I can't wait to explore your site more ;)ReplyDelete
Hello from the UMP! Great blog! I'm looking forward to reading more. I'm a follower for sure! Please stop by my place =)ReplyDelete
Hi! Found your blog from the UBP and wanted to say hey, especially since we're just down the road from each other (I'm in Sav). Love the site and will be back often. Stop by anytime -- the door's always open :)ReplyDelete
Hello! Love your blog and just hit "Follow" button. Find me at www.way2goodlife.comReplyDelete
P.S. Also if you can find a minute today and vote for me as elenka29 here http://www.mamavation.com/2011/03/vote-for-mamavation-mom-3.html
(it's a competition that ends 04/04 at 8 pm CT to get into fitness bootcamp for moms. There is no registration - just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts
New super foodie follower!! UBP!ReplyDelete
Hello from UBP 2011! So many blogs, so little time! It's lovely to meet you! I'm looking forward to following along!ReplyDelete
That is wonderful, and what a lovely thing your son did for you! Patsy fromReplyDelete
Eating a salad daily can bring you a new life. Vegetables and fruit are rich with many nutrients which contribute to our overall health. Suggest me some easy makeable caesar salad recipe for my family.ReplyDelete