Harsh Reality‘s Jason Cushman has offered a challenge which I have accepted. In a recent blog post, he pointed out that the foundation of blogging is the spirit of community with which I agree. Because we are a community, we should introduce ourselves, our blogs, and our geographical locations.
When I read the countries my readers come from on my stats page, I can only guess which readers come from which locations. Just recently I discovered that three of my readers live near me.
This will give the readers of the Reflections community a chance to network, meet new bloggers, and have an added opportunity to find new blogs to read and follow.
Harsh Reality Challenge
Daily Life in California
I am Janice Wald. I live in the Santa Clarita Valley which is in Southern California in the county of Los Angeles.
California has been in the news lately due to our drought. On the radio, I have heard talk of enacting legislation that dictates when we can and can’t water our lawns. So far, however, no changes have occurred.
There’s an old song entitled, “It Never Rains in Southern California” which I think perpetuates the stereotype that it never rains here. It does rain, especially in January, but I guess not enough to prevent or remedy the current drought.
Since I live relatively close to Hollywood, I believe there’s another impression that we see celebrities all the time. I rarely, if ever, see celebrities. I’ve seen Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, and Barbara Walters (am I dating myself?). I also had the privilege of running into the late Robin Williams in a restaurant. He was as kind as he was talented. That’s about it for my celebrity encounters. However, there are many restaurants here that have pictures of celebrities all over the walls as if to imply that celebrities eat there, or used to eat there, in Hollywood’s heyday.
I hear we are famous for our amusement parks. We do seem to have our fair share of them. I live near Magic Mountain and am within driving distance of Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, California Adventure, and Disneyland. However, my children are grown, so we don’t frequent those places anymore.
If you are looking for blogging advice, please check out the rest of my blog, Reflections. I am trying to grow my readership and would love to get to know new bloggers and have the opportunity to read new blogs. You can find information about my site and me by clicking this link to Reflections.
It’s now up to you. In the comment section, please tell us where you are from, what you blog about, and the link to your site.
If you think others would like to network with new bloggers, please share.