Will You Help Me with My Homework?

WordPress’ Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post started Monday and I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I don’t write long posts, and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I find writing posts that are 1000+ words intimidating, mostly because I don’t want to bore readers to tears and the longer the post gets the less confident I get in my writing and its content.

Anyway our first assignment is ‘The Art of the Interview’, which means I  have to interview someone. I see the writing on the proverbial wall – Writing 201 is taking me out of my comfort zone.  Everyone needs a good shake up every now and again. Right? Continue reading

Interview with My Blogging Buddy, Mara Eastern

A few weeks ago I participated in WordPress’s Blogging 201. Participants received daily assignments and one of them was to find a blogging buddy.

Mara Eastern over at Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog posted an advertisement for a blogging buddy (you can read the advertisement HERE), which I replied to, and to my surprise she replied with a, “Yes”. Yay me!! 🙂

She interviewed me (read it here) and I her. Here are my questions and her answers. Enjoy and please stop by her blog and check it out.

20/20 Hines Sight: What is one of your fondest memories of growing up Eastern Europe?

Mara: That would be the overall experience of living in one of the Soviet Union’s satellites. The communist regime was clearly a nasty one, but it provided a stable environment for a person to grow up. It was sufficiently colourful, like my favourite lantern procession on May Day, and as a child you don’t realise the political implications.

20/20 Hines Sight: How would you describe your hometown? Continue reading