Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Sheila there?
Almost before she picked up the call, Sheila’s energy was coming across the states into my home. Just like Sheila drag racing, that was the speed of our conversation.
In minutes, we talked about the interview she just did for TechZ. Sheila recalled how they met — Sheila introduced herself because TechZ lives in Bahrain, where Sheila once called home. When Sheila told her mom about the interview and drag racing in Bahrain, her mom asked, “Oh, does that mean they don’t do camel racing anymore?” She assured her mom (and me) that she’s sure they do for tourists.
Our Navy-lady now prodigal Texan is making waves as a writer. She’s freelancing for print magazines, blogging her family travel blog, and blogging on drag racing. Sheila says sports writing is fun and conversational, but “you’ve got to know what you’re talking about.”
We also talked Austin, work-at-home dads, and moving and boxes. We have all three in common. Then music was mentioned. Who would guess that we both like Johnny Clegg and Savuka? Or that a South African Zulu band would come up in the first place?
There’s something to blogger synchronicity.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
You get to know people through their writing first. That forces you to pay attention to what’s in their head, not insignificant things like how they look.
Stop by Sheila’s Blog, Family Travel, and say hi!
Thanks, Sheila, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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Liz! You’re B.A.D’ing all my interviewees! 😀
What a close community we have, don’t you think?
Sheila is by far one of the most varied bloggers I know, I mean, travel and drag racing? Wow!
Sheila Scarborough says
Thanks for the terrific conversation, Liz, and for the tips on focus, remembering stuff and right brain/left brain techniques to unpack boxes and think creative writing thoughts at the same time.
Not that my brain is going in entirely too many directions at once, mind you….
You’ve also inspired me to look for that new Johnny Clegg CD (the “South African Bruce Springsteen.”)
Best wishes, Sheila
ME Strauss says
You’re right our world is so much smaller. I’m glad you’re a part of this community. 🙂
ME Strauss says
It was so great to finally get to talk to you after all of the synchronicities! I’m dying to get that new Johnny Clegg CD too, but I don’t think he’s ever finished it. 🙂