Pretty Opinionated started out as a review blog, and that is still the main purpose behind it. Over the last few months, however, I’ve evolved to include fun posts such as Pinterest finds, news about topics and issues that appeal to women and moms, and other interesting content.
2. How long have you been blogging and what do you love about it?
I’ve been blogging off and on for about three years, and solidly for about a year. I love it because it helps improve my writing, gives me a venue to write in my own voice, and connects me to other bloggers with both very similar and vastly different viewpoints from my own. Basically, I think it makes me a more well-rounded person!
3. Who is the person or group behind the blog?
It’s pretty much just me (Nicole). I’m a freelance writer, avid reader, and a single mom to a six-year-old boy. I’m slightly neurotic (seriously, just slightly!) and a total non-conformist. My son, Jacob, does help me review all the age-appropriate products we get.
4. What hobbies/interests do you have?
I love reading, playing video games with Jacob, and finding new ways to expand my knowledge. I’ve always wanted to be a contestant on Jeopardy, so I spend a lot of time learning relatively useless information.
5. If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?
I would invite the Mad Hatter, Hunter S. Thompson (or just Johnny Depp, since he played both!), David Lynch, and George Orwell. I have no idea what I’d serve them though. Tea and crumpets? The Hatter would like those, at least!
6. I can’t live without…
7. Something people would be surprised to know about me is…
I’m incredibly shy in real life.
8. Three of my favorite blogs to visit are (include urls) :
Matter of Cents (http://www.matterofcents.net)
Our Family World (http:// http://www.ourfamilyworld.com/
Holly’s House (http://www.
9. Three of my favorite posts on my blog are (Include urls) :
My Valentine’s Day Vacation At Paradise Stream (http://www.prettyopinionated.
Cruisin’ On the Carnival Miracle (http://www.prettyopinionated.
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Thanks so much to Nicole for joining us today! I've really enjoyed getting to know the person behind Pretty Opinionated! If you have more questions, please leave them for her in the comments section! If you'd like to be featured on a future 9 at 9 edition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!