Having a blog is a great thing. It is a fun and creative outlet. It is a form of self expression and it is a way to connect to others from all over the globe. While I haven’t ever been paid for my blog or received free merchandise, I know for some it is a way to earn money and/or freebies from businesses. Yes it is also work. But for me it is a labor of LOVE, especially during the guest blogger Month of LOVE series in February. As this is the third year hosting, some might suggest I’ve heard nearly all types of LOVE stories at this stage. My answer is, NOPE! Not even close! Why? Because every person who submits a story is totally unique therefore their stories will be as well.
Case in point, today’s blog post by Ron Stefanaski. He contacted me back in August of 2018. He had read one of my stories and commented on the post. Then he emailed and asked if I take guest blog submissions. I shared with him these links for the first Guest Blogger series and the one from last year as well. And I told him for the entire month of February I accept guest blogger submissions but the only caveat is that they must tie into the theme of LOVE!
Ron replied that he had a story that might fit the theme and also help promote his own blog which is focused on helping teenagers find employment. Jobs for Teens HQ is his website which is a resource for teens looking for employment. But I found reading some of his blog articles that adults can be helped by some of his tips for teens in the work place. And Ron’s submission for the Month of LOVE guest blogger series here on Yankee Doodle Paddy is an example. Continue reading
Today’s most unique Guest Blogger Post comes from Donegal, Ireland. It is written from the perspective of two sisters who happen to be twins. Jacinta and Joey have been Snapchat friends of mine practically since I started on there. And they have been super supportive and kind to me all along the way. Three years ago I was blessed that Jacinta’s daughter, Hannah Rose participated in the first Guest Blogger series. She was and still is the youngest blogger to grace the pages of Yankee Doodle Paddy.And now she will be the proudest as she reads the precious LOVE story of her mam and auntie! Continue reading
Today’s Guest Blogger is the bigger than life, super talented Maryann “Boom Boom” Maisano from New Jersey. I fell in love with this woman the first time I watched her Snapchat story. She just made me laugh. Then I heard her sing and was blown away by her angel voice. So no surprise her LOVE story is going to be a bit different than the others you’ve read so far. She submitted a most amazing spoken word video compilation. But I asked if she would send me the transcribed words as well. If you can, read her beautiful story first, then at the bottom you will find the link to the Youtube to listen to her interpretation. Continue reading
It is quite interesting when I speak with people about writing for this Guest Blogger Month of LOVE series. Some are eager right out of the box! They are usually folks who write regularly though often on topics unrelated to LOVE. This provides an opportunity to write something different than their normal topics. And then there are others who have to be gently encouraged to participate. Some like my friend Lynda, have admitted the only thing they write is the grocery list. Well today’s guest blogger, the lovely Emma from Australia, shared that she hadn’t written anything since high school. But here is the thing, I’d like to suggest that these blog posts aren’t about writing (you know the stress of punctuation, grammar and a grade). I like to think these stories are about SHARING! And since many of these guest bloggers are friends from the Snapchat commUNITY, we are all used to sharing and chatting and connecting. And this is just an extension of that! So let’s read what Emma, this lovely mom of two, has to say about LOVE! Continue reading
Before I introduce today’s amazing Guest Blogger, I just want to take this time to thank you for your support. Not just for this Yankee Doodle Paddy blog but specifically for the Month of Love series, now in its third year (click here and here for links to the last two years). But most importantly I want to thank YOU for being a huge source of love and encouragement to these awesome people who have the courage to open up and share their hearts with all of us! Trust me, it is harder than it looks! My lovely friend Kelly, from my soul home of Ireland, is well acquainted with sharing her heart, cuz like me she wears her heart on her sleeve! But to be honest with you, that actually makes it more courageous to split open the soul to enlighten others. Continue reading
If you are just joining us here on Yankee Doodle Paddy, you are very welcome! And if you are coming back on Day 6 of this third year of the Month of LOVE Guest Bloggers Series, so glad you are on board with our love train! Each and every story on here NEEDS to be told! These stories deserve to be shared and if you let them, they will inspire and transform your heart. Today’s special guest was a Guest Blogger last year as well. But Kim Fleck’s story continues to unfold as one of the most inspirational. So get your Kleenex ready for the gift of LOVE! Continue reading
When I see lemons, I always think of Guest Blogger #5. We became friends on Snapchat and bonded over our love of cooking. But just as I am a fan of hearts, Tammy E is all about the lemons. This super creative and amazingly supportive lady really makes her social media accounts look beautiful. But the most beautiful thing about those accounts is Tammy herself. A stunning lady inside and out, she is so humble about her talent as an artistic person. And her food snaps always make me hungry. But today I am hungry for her take on LOVE! Continue reading