I can’t – but am tempted to, never the less – apologize for yesterday’s blog posting, because it was all female bloggers.
The reason for the apology would be that I never warned anyone, nor should I; but I’ve yammered about things that end up being all male in the past, and now there I go… all female.
So, to keep anyone from freaking out on me, I went to another Wine Blogger Facebook page, and asked the same question. I wrote:
I’m going to write a story about what motivated you to start blogging. Care to share? If so, please also help me out by providing your Web address (it will save me lots of time, and give you added publicity). Thanks.
I found a few things along the way, thinking the guys in the group would just jump all over this:
- They didn’t, but the reactions are worth sharing, because some of them did have heads up.
- Niklas Jörgensen Hi Jo! If you run a site solely concentrating on a single topic, quite narrow as well, you got to be a little bit nuts! I’m Mad about Madeira (madaboutmadeira.org) and it is my greatest wine passion in life! I love the wines, the island but just as much all the great personalities on the island. Without these, wine is not much. You know that your site will never be the most read when going this detailed but it has put me in contact with people all over the world, and that was my main hope when starting to write about Madeira.
- Robert McIntosh I initially began wineconversation.com because I was working from home, with no colleagues to share stories and ideas with anymore, and needing an outlet. It became a regular habit, and through it I joined THIS group, then met Ryan Opaz and Gabriella Reynes Opaz (Catavino)to discuss the idea of planning a way for wine bloggers to get together to share nice wines in person … and then the rest is history 🙂 Vrazon is completely a product of bloggers who met through social media 🙂
- Jeff Lawson What is your email address? Will send you some insight on my story.
- I did. Here’s his blog site: Midwest Wine Guy
- In response to your query on the wine bloggers Facebook page……..I don’t claim to have a unique story necessarily, but before I launched www.midwestwineguy.com in December 2010 I had been writing numerous one-liner reviews for several years. Frankly, I was tired of seeing blogs from people bashing wines and telling people to avoid certain varietals. My approach was simply “honest wine reviews for people who enjoy all styles of wine”. From the neophyte to the seasoned wine pro, I feel like I offer something for everyone. There isn’t one wine on my site I wouldn’t personally recommend. While some are better than others, they each have their own qualities and merit. This venture has provided me the opportunity to try scores of wine that I may not have found otherwise, and the response from the wine industry overall has been positive and welcoming. I am a firefighter by trade (20 years) and work at my family’s business as a web developer on my ‘off’ days (what are those?) but try to stay as current with my reviews as much as possible. While I’d like to write every day it just isn’t possible with my duties as a husband and father to four. Some day when I retire I will devote all of my time to wine writing as I absolutely love it. I make no money from this or my web site – keeping it pure if you will. ?? There’s a bit ‘about me’ on my web site as well. Thanks for letting me provide a little insight!
- William Allen you know well where to find me if want 🙂
- Okay, here are his URLs, so you can get the long of it ~ Two Shepherds Vineyards & Simple Hedonisms (blog)
- He’s obviously got his hands full, so he’s allowed…
- Elisabetta Tosi Jo, I write in Italian in my blog Vinopigro.it (in English in Palate Press); my main motivation for starting a blog was the lack of room in main stream newspapers and magazines for some “small” news about people and wine in the wine world. I wanted to write about what I love and think… Nowdays, I write less frequently, but still I write mainly for me. My blog is my gymnasium of ideas and words!
- Caroline Henry Jo, I initially started my blog to share my experience in wine marketing as I realized lots of wineries could benefit… Then I started writing more about my wine adventures and lately it is becoming quite Champagne focused:-) my blog is Miss in Wine 🙂 Thanks Jo for another great sharing initiative 😉
- Happy woman, I love happy women and men.
More wine writers for you to check out. There are more than a few of us, no doubt