Blog Hop!

Windy of the House Blend Family tagged us in this-here blog hop, so let’s play.

The Rules:

Answer the following questions, then tag someone else. Easy enough.

What am I currently working on?

Jill: After wrapping up my 219-page masterpiece of a dissertation, I’m taking a little time off from writing to read all the books and watch all the Netflix. When I get tired of those two things, I’m going to try to publish all the articles based off the aforementioned dissertation. Oh yeah, and maybe go back to posting on this blog or my other blog.

Artie: Photographing the AIA Top 100 Buildings in Florida for the new blog I’m trying to create: A Place Blog. Because I can’t keep up with one blog so I thought I would try to keep up with two.

How do I write?

Jill: Hmm…

Artie: How is this different from the question about how my writing process works?

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Artie: We make no attempt to post regularly. It’s more of “here is a recipe we tried and we thought you might like it, too.” And because we often forget where we found good recipes, the blog serves as a catalog of things we like. Sorry to people who subscribe to our blog expecting regular content.

Jill: What he said.

Why do I write what I write?

Jill: I love to write. When I was little, I would always write stories (which were never very good). I’ve since accepted that I’m not ever going to write a heartbreaking work of staggering genius in the fiction category, but I’m fairly proficient in both academic writing and smart-aleck blogging.

Artie: That’s a good question…for the blog I’ll write a blog entry on something I will want to make in the future so I know where to find it later. So it’s kind of self-serving in a way.

How does my writing process work?

Jill: I think of something I want to write about. I make a note in my phone/planner/scrap of paper. I run out of time/lose the piece of paper/forget about it. Finally I sit down to blog and just make it up as I go along. But seriously, I believe in sloppy first drafts and lots of editing.

Artie: Specifically for the blog, as I’m cooking something, I jot down ingredients and amounts in a little notebook. I try to document in photos every step of the process, even if I know the photos won’t end up on the blog. Then I can recreate the recipe later. I go in the blog, drop in the photos I want to use in the order of the recipe and fill in the text.

So on to tagging! Who wants to take the Blog Hop baton and run with it?

1. The FFK

2. On the Run…The Life of a Change Agent Abroad

3. Adventures in Slowing Time

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