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Newcomer BarbRad Shows Off On Your Top 8

Okay, she’s not showing off exactly. But she is writing brilliantly all about Persona Paper and why it’s so AWEsome to write here. But I feel like I’ve begun in the middle here. I do that when I get excited. Let me start again.

I met BarbRad yesterday while rambling around the front page of our dear Persona Paper. She had written an absolutely amazing introduction for herself and I fell instantly in love with her style.


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I mushed and gushed, which in turn caused her to stop by my place here, where she spent some time perusing (thank you kindly); and I’d like to think we are forming a friendship - time will tell.

One thing I love about writing communities in general, and especially about PP, is that we are quick to connect and loyalty is true. Just be real and folks will stick to ya like glue. YAY!

So Barb happened to read that I was looking for folks to contribute to “Your Top 8” over at my website, Informed Sharing. The rules for doing so are simple and anyone who has an idea for a list of eight favorite items, has a chance of being listed there.

Guess what?

Barb did just that!

Read Eight Reasons I Love Writing at Persona Paper

And if you’d like to see how she was showcased at Informed Sharing, you may visit that post right here . I’m stoked that she decided to participate AND in such a way that highlights Persona Paper so positively.

The more we get the word out about this Awesome Sauce writing community, the better.

Thanks again for sharing informatively, Barb. Feel free to do it again, anytime. I will be building an archive for “Your Top 8”, so content will always be fresh with the latest eight contributed posts!

And if anyone else has a hankering to share their latest and greatest eight (whatever) you know where to find me ;)



LoudMan - here's one for ya ;)

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inertia4 wrote on July 30, 2014, 11:03 AM

SandraLynn BarbRad in an amazing writer. I know her from a few other sites. I always enjoy reading her posts. She is an asset to Persona Paper without a doubt. People like her make sites like this great. She should be a showcase on your blog.

tinamarie wrote on July 30, 2014, 11:14 AM

SandraLynn - BarbRad is a phenomenal writer and I absolutely love her stories. She is so down to earth and you can tell by reading her that she loves to write.

SandraLynn wrote on July 30, 2014, 12:01 PM

Shhhshshhhh, inertia4 - you'll ruin the surprise for next week's blog post about who's on my Persona Paper 8 ;) That's supposed to be a highly guarded secret until the reveal each Tuesday, lol :)

But I love how she grabbed the gusto and with a great post about this place. How about you? Do you have a favorite 8 things to post about here? I'll blurb about it there and you'll get a link to the post here and with your byline to here... Just a thought because you are an amazing writer tooooo, just sayin' :)

SandraLynn wrote on July 30, 2014, 12:02 PM

I KNOW :) We are lucky to have her :)

LoudMan wrote on July 30, 2014, 12:07 PM

Sometimes, I'm all 8 up with the stupids. And, thanks for your entry.

SandraLynn wrote on July 30, 2014, 12:17 PM

That could work, lol. "8 Stupid (whatever)..." ;)

You're welcome :)

inertia4 wrote on July 30, 2014, 1:47 PM

SandraLynn I am aure I can come up with 8 things to like about Persona Paper, but I can never do as good a job as BardRad. I will work on that for a future post. Okay, Shhh, it is a secret.

SandraLynn wrote on July 30, 2014, 4:51 PM

It could be 8 about anything, my friend :) I've got a whole long list of 8's lists! Just think about something(s) that you like and see if you can make them into a list of 8 ;) No pressure or anything. It doesn't have to be about Persona Paper. The page is about any list of eight :)

JanetJenson wrote on July 31, 2014, 7:05 PM

All I have to do to find other good people is follow BarbRad around. Actually,she is how I found this place, and another one which shall remain unnamed for the moment, rflol. She and I were buds on myLot, too, back when it was a pretty good site. I love your wonderful enthusiasm SandraLynn and having seen what you say about Barb, I'll just say any friend of hers is a friend of mine.

BarbRad wrote on July 31, 2014, 8:28 PM

I'm truly happy to have met you here, Sandra, and see your energy going to promote Persona Paper. It feels good to know someone likes my writing and actually reads it. It's easy to get acquainted here while the site is still small and we can just about keep up with notifications. Best of all, just about everyone here writes something I enjoy reading. I hope you also enjoy reading the new people I've invited to join. One has to wait a bit until she can fix a few more burst bubbles. i expect her here in a few more days.

BarbRad wrote on July 31, 2014, 8:33 PM

inertia4 SandraLynn You two and everyone else who commented below really do have me blushing. I'm not used to hearing all these compliments. But thank you both. I now feel I have some sort of reputation to live up to. Hope I don't disappoint you.

inertia4 wrote on July 31, 2014, 8:37 PM

SandraLynn Okay, I will work on something and try to come up with a list of eight. I might just be able to pull this off.

inertia4 wrote on July 31, 2014, 8:39 PM

BarbRad It's okay to blush. As for living up to a reputation, well, you don't have to do that. Just being yourself is all that you need to do.

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:51 AM

What Steve said below ;) Just be yourself, that's what's so brilliant ;)

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:52 AM

YAY - but remember, no pressure :) I think you'll be great at it :)

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:54 AM

Welcome, Janet :) I look forward to getting to know you, too :) I love how connected we all are in this writing world. Six degrees of separation for sure! YAY :)

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 6:00 AM

Oy. Burst bubbles. I've got some decisions to make RE: that, myself. :( And I am happy to have met you, too, my dear :) I know we won't always be this small and I will not always catch the latest and greatest (as I get busier over there...) but I hope that folks will help me seek out good people. friend tinamarie keeps getting frustrated with me because she keeps emailing me names for next week's top 8 (which is filled, btw, already half way to week 3) and I keep sayin' "on the list" So we're aware of all the talent, even if I don't comment on every single thing; I'm reading and loving so much of what I see here. I can't wait to SHARE IT ALL :)

SandraLynn wrote on August 2, 2014, 1:19 PM

Exactly, Theresa - it's like, "oh hey, there's cousin Lou - didn't he have the gout last year? and oh goodness, Suse is lookin' frazzled, must be all that runnin' around she's doin' with that fellah from..."

Well, maybe it's not like that ;)

But it sure is nice here, anyway ;)

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 12, 2014, 2:40 PM

I absolutely love Barb. She's one of my favorite writers, and the one who brought me on board Persona Papers. She is definitely a Persona Paper crusader. If I'd had the time, I would have joined the first instant she mentioned it just on her recommendation.

SandraLynn wrote on August 12, 2014, 2:46 PM

Well you are here and now and happy to have ya :) I seem to remember you from another more bouncy ;) place :) Welcome to Persona Paper :)

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 12, 2014, 3:34 PM

I have been bumbled and squished and yahooed on occasion. I'm not sure what Barb was thinking when she invited me somewhere that would turn me loose with italics and font colors. I feel like a kid in a candy store.

JanetJenson wrote on August 23, 2014, 8:29 PM

Thank you for showcasing my friend barbrad who told me about Persona Paper and about and sort of didn't give up till I came along for the ride. sandralynn I plan to post on the 8 reasons why I love hydroponic gardening as soon as I get my suitcases unpacked and before I have to start packing again.

SandraLynn wrote on August 25, 2014, 2:25 PM

Oh yay. Let me know when you do. I would love a whole list of folks other than me upon that first page over there :) Just give a holler :)

JanetJenson wrote on August 25, 2014, 9:13 PM

OK, SandraLynn I did it (Eight Reasons I Love Hydroponic Gardening) and it was so much fun I will probably find eight more somethings to rave about again soon. How about my Eight Favorite Kitchen Gadgets?

JanetJenson wrote on August 25, 2014, 9:20 PM

I put that holler on the wrong line, but stopped here too to say that when I know a few more people here I'll do one of those 8 writers from here posts, too.