This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Talk about inspiring--100 bloggers!

C'mon, you have to be inspired when 100 bloggers--and more--raise their hands to participate in the third annual WordCount Blogathon. I know I am.

Joining us all this year are new bloggers and old ones, writers who focus on parenting or health, those who talk politics, and many others who write about issues that probably affect your lives. You'll meet them today at BIKE WITH JACKIE. For the next month, I hope you'll come back and read what we all have to say. Bookmark the blogs you really like, explore the ones you've never heard of, and post comments on the posts that really make you think.

For your convenience, I've listed all participants' names below and added links that will take you directly to their blog sites--one of them is mine. You're already here, and here are the rest:

Rebecca I. Allen - 356 No More, A journey from couch to fit

Anjuli - bhulbhulaiyan, a complicated entanglement of zigzag pathways

Joan Lambert Bailey - PopcornHomestead, Gardening, place and my life in Tokyo

Karen Bannan - Natural as Possible Mom, Because natural isn't always possible — or easy

t.a. barnhart - Left Coast Foodie, Damn, that's good: a foodie blog by someone who knows what he's doing

June Bell - Enough is enough! Advice and support

Athena l. Borozon - The Desert Rat Dialogues

Jane Boursaw
- Film Gecko, Cool movie news and reviews

Alisa Bowman - Project Happily Ever After, Marriage advice from a recovering divorce daydreamer

Carson Brackney - Carson Brackney, Consultant, Copywriter, Content Provider, Factotum

Sheena BrockingtonGreenhouse Advertising, Cultivating ideas for small businesses

Danielle Buffardi
- Horrible Sanity, Going into the mind of a mother and freelancer

Beverly Burmeier - Going on Adventures, Travel stories from near and far

Danielle CarterLive and Love Life VA, Helping you do more of what you love, and less of what you don't!

Fiona Chan - Candy Prison, A typical teenager

Bernard Chung - Green Tea World, It's more than just a cup of green tea here

Caroline Clemmons
- A Writer's Life, Writing tips, interviews and miscellaneous ramblings

Shelley Clunie - ShelCluzo’s Blog, Healthy, wealthy and wise at 62

Christianne CookA Day in My Mind, The world through my eyes

Sue DickmanLife Divided, Food, garden, books . . . and India

Jackie Dishner
BIKE WITH JACKIE, Using my special brand of BIKE to teach you how to turn obstacles into opportunities

Tracy DoerrTracy Doerr, A chronicle of ideas and things that inspire me

Ron S. DoyleBlog Salad, All the blog that's fit to eat.

Dana DuGanChick with a View, It's good to live on the edge. The view is better.

Dan Eldridge
Labor Party, A Young Pioneers Media blog for Creative and Alternative Entrepreneurs

Heather FaesyBlame it on the Full Moon, My kids, writing and reading

R. Jill FinkMy Opera, Musings about writing, food, weight loss and other hilarious things

Jennifer FinkBlogging Bout Boys, All about boys -- raising them, educating them, learning with them

Damaris Fish
Damaris Fish on Genealogy, Researching my family history and helping others with theirs

Dylan Fogle
Discordianzen, The map is not the territory

Katie FooteLittlefoote’s Lab, A chronicle of what the unemployed girl in NoPo is up to.

Andrea Genevieve, Where social medium, technology and higher education meet

Alexandra GrabbeChezsven's Blog, Life as a green innkeeper on Outer Cape Cod

Elyse GrauMy Garden to Table, Growing what you eat, eating what you grow

Wendy Korn HepptBudget Style on a Shoestring, Budget savvy fashion, beauty and related news and ideas

Katie HindererWrite Beyond the Cubicle, A freelance writer’s thoughts on the industry

Amanda HirschTastee Pudding, In the search for creative life, the proof is in the Pudding

Lisa Jaffe HubbellEat, Read and Be Harried, Making it through life one book at a time

Nancy Mann JacksonGrowing Food and Kids, Gardening, harvesting, cooking and preserving with kids in tow

Robert JanelleWithout an Apostrophe,

Elizabeth King Humphrey
The Write Elizabeth, Writing. Creativity. Play. Life.

Walter L. Johnson II
Georgia News Beat, An inside look at what’s happening in the state of Georgia

B.J. KeetonProfessor Beej, Pop culture commentary with an academic slant

Amy KocurAmyLizK, Maryland/ DC Metro area arts and analysis

Courtney KoschelFinding My Muse: A New Writer’s Journey

Sara LancasterNo.2PenBlog, Resource for my clients and others interested in marketing communications

Bill LascherLascher at Large, A contemplative, pondered and unrushed thought banquet

Mary Dixon Lebeau
In the Boom Boom Room, Remember staying out until the street lights came on?

Pooja LohanaBrown-eyed Mystic, On writing and more!

Sarah E. LudwigParenting by Trial and Error, The learning curve in raising kids

Jenny LynesWelcome to the Good Life, A student environmentalist exploring responsible, cheap, and fun living

Harry MarksCurious Rat, Chewing at the tech industry's wires...nom nom nom...

Joanne MasonEnglish Idioms, What they mean, how we use them, where they came from

Kim McNeillKim’s Play Place, An active parent trying to make sure my kids are educated

Teresa MearsMiamiOntheCheap, Discounts, deals and free events in Miami

Rose MedlockRFM, Rose Flores Medlock

Heather MintonStumbling into Grace, The adventure of following God and figuring it out in Portland

Kathy MurrayOut and Employed, News, career advice and job resources for ex-offenders

Alexis NeelyLife, Business and the Pursuit of Truth, A blog about the intersection

Charles NewberyPine Tree Paradise, The life of a work-at-home writer and father of three

Eric NovinsonCosting a Green Future, A green business blog

Tracy O'ConnorI Hate My Message Board, Humor, crankiness, a museum of snack foods and the odd motivational piece

Andrea Parker
Autism Fundraising Guide, For parents of children with autism

Lilac PenafielWhat Have You Learned Today, Life lessons learned everyday...

Tara Phillips
Two Hands and a Road Map

Jennie PhippsWalletPop, AOL's personal finance blog

Ed PilollaEd Pilolla, What the f*** is love?

Sue PorembaI Breathe, Therefore I Write

Kate ReillyPolka Dot Suitcase, Family fun through creative living

Meredith Resnick – The Writer’s [Inner] Journey, Bestselling authors, professional creatives and emerging voices in quirky dialogue about how they write and why it works

Vanessa RichardsonWay Out West Texas, City girl from California moves to Way Out West Texas, what will happen?

Rebecca RobinsonRebecca Robinson, Updates on freelance projects, reflections on journalism innovation in Portland and beyond, and brainstorms from the wee hours

Carey RossiThank You Everything, Appreciate the little things

Natasha RogueThe Writing Blues, Little tips on how I find motivation to get past the difficulties of writing life and the road to publication

Andrea M. RotondoLuxury Cruise Bible, Your source for unbiased luxury cruise reviews

Melissa SaisDigital Mom, Raising kids in a digital world

Lisa SamalonisSingle Parent Savings

SamiStonerpreneur, Stoner antics as they relate to my business and personal growth

Dina SantorelliMaking Baby Grand, And I thought giving birth to real babies was hard...

Lacey SavageTips and WIPS, Talking about writing fiction

Lilian SchaerFood and Farming Canada, A blog about the farming side of food

Matthew SmithSmidgen PC, Big news about tiny PCs

Michelle Smith - Law Office of Michelle R. Smith, Because it’s your life, your family and your choice

Stephanie Suesan SmithStephanie Suesan Smith PhD, Information Central

Claire SplanAn Alameda Garden, Gardening issues in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond

Margarita TartakovskySelf-ish, {Sorta} Sage Advice on Being a Better You

Thinkingtoohard – Thinking too hard, This is where I empty my head

Blake ThompsonBlack Thompson daht Net, “I'm just saying..."

Jodi TorpeyWestern Gardeners, Your online guide to gardening in the West

Paul TullisGrim Tidings- True/Slant, My rants about politics & policy

Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Brandi-Ann Uyemura, Rather be freelancing: tips for the beginning writer

Beth VanHooseWriting in Sand, My adventures in freelance writing, and other stuff

Rachel VidoniEast Coast Musings, A humorous look at kids, family and life

Jen WalkerMy Morning Chocolate, Writing, experiments, culture and adventure in food

Katie Jett WallsOne per Week, 52 posts on things that matter to me

Sarah WebbWebb of Science, Connecting science and life

Rebecca WeberNewstilt SAfrica

Susan WeinerInvestment Writing, For investment and wealth managers who want to communicate more effectively with clients and prospects

Rashida WilliamsReally Rashida, Urban lit author blogging about my life and times

Jennifer WillisJennifer Willis, Thoughts on religion, sustainability, media and culture

And the woman who started it all...drumroll, please:

Michelle Rafter - WordCount, freelancing in the digital age

And there's a few late starters...

Teresa Bitler - Forty Firsts, Forty new things to try in your/her 4oth year

Christa Avampato - Christa in New York, Curating a Creative Life

Ben Bradley - Ben’s (Not Quite) First Ever Presence on the Interweb, Blog of an aspiring human being

Diane Calhoun
Violet is My Color, Life just happens, deal with it

Joy Choquette - One Year. 156 Fears. Life Changing. One woman tackles her fears

Cocotte - Leaping into Life, Uncommon stories to nurture body, mind & soul

Cindy Elsberry
- Doodle9, Paddling down the stream…of consciousness

Heather Frendo
- Thrifty Knee Socks

Su-sieee! MacThis and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then., Rambling about anything and everything that interests me

Kristie SloanmkBeautyZone, Skin care and makeup information training and products

Jan Udlock - Imperfect Mom

Beth VanHoose
Writing in Sand, My adventures in freelance writing, and other stuff

1 comment:

Christa Avampato said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Jackie. I loved participating in the blogathon! I'm considering getting into biking so I can't wait to check out your blog.