Featured Blogger Friday

By Shannon Gosney
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December 11, 2009
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Featured Blogger Friday

I love Featured Blogger Fridays because it gives all of my readers and visitors, as well as myself, a chance to get to know other bloggers out in the blogosphere. Today, I am pleased to introduce Krystyn from Really, Are You Serious?  I am excited to learn more about Krystyn and browse her blog.  I love her!  She’s wonderful to work with and her business, Krizzy Designs, is what I used to create the graphics on The Mommy-Files – HINT:  SHE’S AWESOME!  I’m excited to learn more about her personally.  Without further ado, here is Krystyn from Really, Are You Serious?!! 

Featured Blogger Friday - Krystyn

What made you choose the name of your blog?

My blog is Really, Are You Serious?  And, I came up with this name because I am saying it all.the.time.  Really, I am serious.  The first memorable time I said it was when my husband asked me to marry him.  I know.  Not good, but he wasn’t showing me the ring yet, so I thought it wasn’t intentional!

Who designed your blog?

Me.  I design blogs and print (cards, invites, business cards, etc).  You can find me at Krizzy Designs (www.krizzydesigns.com).  In fact, I did the graphics for The Mommy-Files, too.

What do you love about blogging?

I love that I can just put it out there.  I can chronicle my kids lives, I can tell work stories, and I get to meet new fabulous people.

What is the purpose of your blog?

I don’t know if it has a purpose.  I do it for me. 

Do you have any blogging tips (i.e. from those getting started to those who have been blogging longer than you)?

Spread the love.  Go visit other people.  Leave comments.  Not generic comments, but thoughtful ones.  Let your true nature show through.  Try to go visit a new blog or two everyday.  I have a ton in my sidebars if you need suggestions.

Also, your blog needs to have a good “brand” image and layout.  It should be pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate.  I know there are a lot of blogs out there that are good with the generic templates, but it you regularly visit a blog, you will know who you are visiting just by seeing it.

Are you married?  If so, how long?

Yes.  It will be six years next week.  We are high school sweethearts, too.  (Insert collective awwww…)

Do you have children?  If so, how many?

Yes, two fabulous girls.  Isabelle is 3 and Natalie is 14 months.

What is your favorite movie of all time?

Wow.  I’m not good at these questions at all.  I think Little Ms. Sunshine is pretty hilarious and has awesome dry humor.  I also like Goodwill Hunting.

Who is your favorite actor?

Another toughie.  I’m trying to go through movies in my head that I enjoy.  I guess Matt Damon?  He can be funny and silly (like the movie where he is a siamese twin) or intense like the “Bourne” series.

What is your favorite dessert?

This will probably gross a lot of people out, but I love black licorice.  I really like most candy, though, too.  And have the worst sweet tooth. 

What is your favorite holiday?

Probably Christmas because we get to celebrate Jesus’ birth.  I love seeing the wonder and joy in little kids’ eyes, too.

If you were on a deserted island by yourself, what are 2 things you would have?

Definitely my computer (because there would be wireless internet), and my cell phone.  A girl can dream, right?

And of course, you know me, there has to be a chocolate question.  What is your favorite candy bar?

Heath bar.  Hands down.  I love toffee!

Thanks so much Shannon for featuring me.  I love meeting new people!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “Featured Blogger Friday”

  1. Krystyn says:

    Thanks for featuring me, Shannon! I really appreciate it. You are too sweet!

  2. Angel says:

    Ok well I have no cluehow to do graphics lol so I have a friend who I holler at for my deep hard work with lots of technical info stuff. I have utmost respect for those who seem to just figure that out like it is nothign. I LOOOOOOVEEEE heath and toffee too have you ever tried English Toffee Cappucino??? OHHHH that stuff is soooooo good…

  3. *LyndiLou* says:

    Nice to meet you Krystyn!!! I love the way your name is spelled!!! I’m a kindred sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing some fun stuff about yourself!

  4. Emily says:

    I am so glad you featured my sister….now I know about your blog! I wish I could look at blogs at work. I like to think if I could I would update my blog more often. Then again, I am a teacher and they school tends to keep me busy every second I am there! I love your blog design (and it helps mysister did some of the graphics!)…the colors are similar to the colors I have used to decorate my home.

  5. I love Featured Blogger Friday!
    I have got to check out her blog now. I love her sense of humor 🙂
    Happy 6 years Krystyn!! That is so wonderful!
    And I agree, comments should be thoughtful. Generic ones are almost as bad as no comment at all

  6. Dezi Allen says:

    I already follow her blog and think she is hilarious!! That was fun to get to know her better.

  7. lily says:

    i think this is a fun way of getting to know each other, great idea!

  8. fancygrlnancy says:

    Thanks for the feature and it is nice to meet Krystyn. And yes you grossed me out a bit with the black licorice…yuck.

  9. Chelle says:

    I love Krystyn!! She’s funny, sweet, and her girls are adorable!!

  10. Thanks for this feature, I enjoy reading about the creators of the blogs I enjoy.

  11. I’ve been to Krystyn’s blog a few times, and she and her daughters are adorable. Thanks for helping us get to know her a little better.
    Krystyn, hope you and your family have a wonder Christmas and a very happy new year!

  12. Kayla says:

    Wonderful interview! I’m definitely going to have to give Krystyn a check out 😀

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