About My Blogs

Callista’s Ramblings – callistasramblings.com (est. 2003)

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Informative posts and reviews/giveaways on parenting/family, house/home, food/cooking, pets, health, family entertainment and life in general (anything of use to a woman and/or family)

I consider this my main blog even though it was technically created second. Callista was my online alias when I was a teen, before I used my real name online. I was 21 at the time it was made and blogs were still new. If I had started it more recently, i would have chosen a more unique name.

SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews – smsnonfictionbookreviews.com (est. 2005)

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I just recently decided to focus on my main love, nonfiction although or any age group. Mostly book reviews, with a few giveaways, guest posts and general reading/book posts thrown in.

Originally just SMS Book Reviews when I reviewed mostly nonfiction and children’s books (picture books to YA). SMS stands for Sun, Moon and Stars which was the name of my geocities webpage in the 90s.

Biannual Blogathon Bash – biannualblogathonbash.com (est. 2012)

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Blogathon=Blogging+Marathon. It’s a span of 72 hours where participants get as much blogging done as possible while also getting the support of other participants, utilizing mini challenges to learn new things and possibly winning prizes. Participants set their own goals on how much time they will do their blogging and what they will do. Not just writing posts but behind the scenes work too. Held twice a year in January and June.

In early 2012 I started thinking about the bloggiesta, a blogging marathon run by book bloggers that hadn’t been around in a year or so. I missed the opportunity to get caught up with other bloggers joining me. I starting thinking of starting my own, but designed for all bloggers and with some improvements. Just as I launched the first blogathon in March 2012 I learned the Bloggiesta was back on but I kept with my project and after the second blogathon in June 2012 I am happy I stuck with it and I can’t wait to see what it becomes.

Great Gaming Blog- greatgamingblog.com (est. 2013)

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For lovers of all types of games such as board games, card games, video games, online games, computer games, pen and paper games, party games, children’s games and more.

My most recent blog, launched September 2013 but has been in the planning stages for a while before that.