You know how I love a good deal, so today you get two for the price of one in terms of bloggers spilling their issues! You also get the third to final interview in this series because I’m going to wrap this up at the end of the month and you’ll be stuck with just me again.
But today—and the next two Fridays—you still get to indulge in a behind-the-scenes look at a blogger to keep on your radar. Well, two bloggers, but one blog. And a podcast, Sensible Moms Soundbites, described as “sensible parenting advice delivered with a light touch. We are your girlfriends on call, 24/7, for honest, funny chats about all of the things that matter to you.”
So without further ado, here they are!
Name: Ellen Williams and Erin Dymowski
How did you two start blogging together?
Ellen: Well, we met in prison. Or was it in the waiting room of our kids’ gymnastic class? It’s hard to remember because they both smell like feet.
Erin: Anyway, one day, three years ago, we were talking on the phone and I said, “We should start a blog.”
Ellen: And I replied, “What’s a blog?”
Erin: Fast forward three years and I said, “We should start a podcast.”
Ellen: And I replied, “What’s a podcast?”
Erin: Apparently I’m the big ideas gal . ..
Ellen: And I’m the one who only goes on the Internet when forced.
First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning.
Ellen: I am a January resolutions cliche. My first thought is “I have to put my Fitbit Zip on so my steps to the bathroom are recorded.”
Erin: Apparently we are a cliche that shares the same brain. I think of my Fitbit too!
What’s the one “issue” or frustration annoying you the most right now?
Erin: I forget to put on my Fitbit until half of my morning is gone! While my Fitbit is my first thought, it is immediately trampled by worries of college scholarship deadlines, lesson plans, and angst over wondering if my mismatched sock bag will ever be sorted.
Ellen: I have to listen to the caterwauling about the “missed” steps. And the sock bag of shame.
Three websites you visit every day.
Recited in unison because remember, we share the same brain:
Blubrry Podcasting Plugin Help Site because *sigh*.
Fitbit and My Fitness Pal because if you’re going to be a cliche, go all the way.
What’s an unusual talent and/or accomplishment you could never put on a resume?
Erin: Breaking websites.
Ellen: Not killing people who break websites.
If you could rule the land for one day, what laws would you create and enforce?
Erin: Why stop at ruling the land? I want to bend the laws of energy! No Calorie Double Fudge Mocha Whip Cheesecake for all!
Ellen: Did you just basically say “let them eat cake”? Anyway, I would decree that all tech help is free, instantaneous, and spoken in English, not tech-ese. Although it might be easier to decree that websites are not allowed to be broken. Actually, that law would only be for Erin.
You can only eat three foods for a week. What are they?
Erin: A couple of weeks ago it would have been Sour Patch Kids, Diet Coke, and bread. Now it’s sadness, despair, and guilt.
Ellen: Mine are avocados, vegetable soup, and almond milk. Do I get extra credit on My Fitness Pal just for uttering that?
The last thing you Googled?
Erin: “How to make organic, low calorie Sour Patch Kids from scratch using only the tears of doves.”
Ellen: “How to fix an RSS feed.” Because podcasting is all about the RSS feed. Or at least that’s what Erin’s sad doves told me.
What question do you wish I had asked you and what would be your reply?
Erin: “Can you get rich from podcasting?”
Ellen: “Why yes, yes you can!”
Erin: We felt like a fantasy question deserved a fantasy answer.
So there you have it! I’ve only listened to probably three podcasts in my whole life, but now I have the guilt of this post to go check theirs out and assume you all will go do the same—and check out their blog and Facebook page, of course. Oh! And humor me by answering this question:
Your turn. If you could make any food completely calorie-free, what food would it be?
See you back here Sunday!
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