DIY PR: Shout-outs!

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It’s a crazy busy week for me, but I said I’d post once a week on this topic and dammit I plan to! So this week, I’m doing shout-outs to blogs I know and read and think are really cool. “Why? What’s this got to do with PR?” you may ask. And I may point you to topics I’ve discussed at length in the past. Now, without further adieu!

Auston Habershaw. I’ve known Auston since I was a freshman in college — he’s a very creative and fun person, runs and writes fantastic RPGs, and fiction, and blog posts. If you’ve ever gamed, or enjoyed some sci-fi or fantasy, or tried to make it as a writer in any capacity, you’ll enjoy his blogs. Blunt, honest, no hedging his opinions when they may be “unpopular,” and yet insightful and quite enjoyable. I know Auston had his reservations about blogging when he started, but I daresay he’s taken to it quite well.

Diary of a Random Fangirl. After all the mentions I’ve gotten on Cass’s blog, I’m overdue and way behind on my links back to her! Cass and I have gamed together and been occasional creative partners for a number of years now. What I love about her blog posts is how each and every one is clearly crafted with care, well thought-out and well-groomed before it’s posted. Also, she’s got a good schedule going for the posts: Media Mondays, Writing Wednesdays, and Fangirl Fridays.

Domestocrat. Kim is another good friend and a blogger who really takes time and puts in a lot of effort with her posts. And I just love that name, too! From recipes to photography to DIY projects and travel notes, she covers all the topics you imagine a “domestocrat” would. If you’re looking for a tasty meal or party food suggestion, or how to restore a cabinet and give it a great unique look, Kim’s blog is for you.

Gina Damico. Gina, another friend, recently a book as hilarious and fun as her blog! A YA romp through death and rebellious teenagers, Croak is a good read, and if you enjoy her style of writing on her blog, you will highly enjoy her book, too. One of the best parts of this is that since I’ve known Gina since college as well, I can tell you true, she’s exactly like she sounds on her blog. It’s great to be able to read someone’s writing and hear their voice and even see their mannerisms as you do! And she’s often involved in fun giveaways and blog scavenger hunts, so you could get swag out of it!

Gaming as Women. I’m a woman, and I game. And lately I’ve been enjoying getting to read about other women gaming, their ideas and experiences, about the culture, the industry, even the potlucks. Insightful posts, written by a number of contributors, Gaming as Women is a good blog for any gamer to take at least a look at it. (Also, this helps show that no, I don’t only read blogs written by people I know personally! Unfortunately, they don’t have an image in their banner that I could include here.)

PhotoBotos. If you enjoy looking at beautiful photos, covering a range of subjects and styles, this is the place to go. I get a gorgeous image in my email everyday, things that are down right inspiring. I often wonder if the photos are real or not, but they are indeed real. It’s a great way to remind yourself of the huge world out there that you’ve never seen and how truly amazing it all is. For those you who aspire to take such photos yourselves, they also post a lot of product reviews on cameras and editing software.

That’s my shout-out roll for today. Enjoy these blogs, and don’t forget to link to your friends and other blogs or sites you enjoy, too! If you’re holding into something good, other people will want to know about it!

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