Hi everyone! I haven’t done a Saturday Evening Interview since June but…I’m back! Today’s Saturday Evening Interview is with my blogging buddy Gwin from Seekthebestblog. I was drawn to Gwin’s blog after reading her weekly Thursday posts, “My Jams.” Gwin writes about her favorite songs from a certain year. She also tells a personal story to go along with the jams. Me and a few other bloggers have lots of laughs in the comments section there. I hope you can check it out sometime soon if you haven’t already. Welcome to Life of an El Paso Woman, Gwin! Let’s have a seat on my fluffy couch. Let’s have a couple of margaritas and share a few laughs!
ME: So, how long have you been writing? I have been writing on a business level for the past 18 years. I’ve only recently begun to write for fun.
ME: Why did you start blogging? What is your blog about? I started blogging in order to record aspects of my personal history for my children. I often tell my followers that I’m getting older and I want to write everything down before I forget it all 🙂 As a result, my blog is an eclectic collection of humorous stories, inspirational quotes, music and historical/social/political observations.
ME: What are your goals for your blog? Can we expect anything new? My goal is to create a comfortable place for people to converge and share thoughts, ideas, stories, and memories. I want people to leave the blog feeling inspired, enlightened or, at the very least, tickled 🙂 Right now I don’t have any plans to veer from that script.
ME: Your “My Jams” weekly Thursday posts are some of my favorite posts to read on Thursdays. Tell us more about them. How did you come up with the idea? Thank you so much Lisa! That series all started after I wrote a post called “That’s My Jam!” In that piece, I wrote about the impact that music has had on my life. Even though I had already done an entry on music, “That’s My Jam” is the actual post that gave birth to the “My Jams” series. I love writing those posts because they give me an opportunity to share a bit about myself while discussing my favorite songs from the corresponding time frame. I never imagined that it would become as popular as it has . That said, I’d like to thank bloggers like you, T. Wayne, GeoGee, Ron and Chevvy for consistently supporting those posts. As you might have noticed, “My Jams” is primarily comprised of Soul/R&B hits; however, I enjoy and appreciate all kinds of music. To be honest, I simply wanted to highlight a genre that I believe deserves a ‘second look’—especially those rare grooves from the ’60’s and ’70’s.
ME: You obviously like music! Who are some of your favorite musicians? I have so many favorites! I love Teena Marie, Prince, Michael Jackson and The Jacksons, Time, Rick James, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Sylvester, Shalamar, Dynasty, Teddy Pendergrass, Heatwave, The O’Jays, Cameo, Loose Ends, The Beatles, The Cowsills, Chicago, The Average White Band, Earth, Wind and Fire, Angela Bofill, Patti Labelle, The Carpenters, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran, Janelle Monae, The Internet, Gerald LeVert, Brand New Heavies, The Whispers, Santana, No Doubt, The Police, Jeff Kashiwa, Ronny Jordan…..ad infinitum! LOL!
ME: What’s one of your favorite quotes in life and why? I love quotes and I have collected so many. The quote that I am loving right now is, “One dimensional objects tend to fade into the background.” —Endora (Bewitched). Yes, she’s talking about you Darrin. 😉
ME: What are you doing if you aren’t blogging? I love to read and meditate. I jog and walk as well. I also have so many other responsibilities to attend to including being the mother of a 10-year-old and a 22-year- old!
ME: If I was visiting your hometown, what would you recommend for fun? I’m a homebody and I love to cook so we’d probably stick around my spot, listen to some jams, cook, eat, chat and have cocktails!
ME: Is there anything else you would like to add? Nothing more than to say thank you so much for this great opportunity. I feel quite blessed Lisa! Again, thank you!
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