Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Ink for Blood

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://pahomepage.com/palive-details?nxd_id=275802

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Nikki Mascali's Ink for Blood (http://nikkimmascali.wordpress.com/.)

Nikki Mascali is a writer. Not just professionally - not just someone who earns her living by writing. No, a writer is someone who cannot not write, who is compelled to write something, somewhere, every day. Nikki is like that - which is where the phrase "Ink for Blood" comes from. Nikki's blog is about writing: her adventures as a professional writer, the novel she's working on, her writing goals, snippets of interviews, and even reviews of things she's read.

Nikki is also a professional writer, and she wrote the definitive articles on the Spring 2012 Blog Fest and the first-ever Pecha Kucha Night in Scranton for the Weekender. She also has another blog called Run, Nikki, Run on her "journey to become a runner – or, at the very least, an exerciser again."

Not everyone can write. Not everyone is called to be a writer. Not everyone is driven by a passion to write every day, a compulsion to write that cannot be ignored. But Nikki Mascali is. That's what she does.  And that's what she blogs about on Ink for Blood.

What's your passion? Do you want to share it with others? Share it with the world? If you do, a blog is an excellent way of communicating your passion. Check out all the blogs at NEPA Blogs and see who might share yours - and then consider starting a blog of your own!

UPDATE: Since I first wrote this, Nikki has accepted a position in New York City. While this has forced her to leave her position at the Weekender, she intends to keep her current blogs going - and has even added a new one, Nikki & New York, that documents her experiences there!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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