Thursday, January 28, 2010

The surprise is out of the bag!

There's just something about interviews I love. Put a list of questions together, (regardless of their relevance), toss them out in rapid fire at anyone and I'm mesmerized. Maybe it's my love of people, or it could be my insatiable curiosity, or the fact that I'm the type of person who talks to strangers in elevators.  The fact is...

Interviews grab my attention.

So, beginning this Monday, February 1st, and for the whole month of February, I will begin hosting a new "Blessed Guest" interview each day. If you happen to see an "I'm a Blessed Guest" button on a blog, you've discovered one of my interviewees.

I'm a Blessed Guest!

I'm really excited about who has agreed to play along. If you're a writer or a reader you'll recognize a few of my guests: Tonya Stoneman, editor of In Touch magazine; Jesse Florea with Focus on the Family, editor of Clubhouse Jr.; James Watkins author and editor with Wesleyan Publishing; Jodi Skulley, editor of ParentLife(Lifeway) magazine and Glynnis Whitwer, editor of P31 Woman magazine.

I'm asking all of my blog friends out there to do me a favor and post about the upcoming "Blessed Guest" fun. Help me get the word out. Then link up below and your name will be entered to win a $25 Starbuck's gift card. If you discover one of my guests, make sure to tell me in your comment and I'll put your name in the drawing twice.(Blessed guests, make sure to play along too!)

I'll be announcing the winner on Sunday evening, 5pm pacific time, only hours before my very first "Blessed Guest".

Caffeine AND interviews, does it really get any better than that?


Denise said...

Great idea.

Mari said...

I'm looking forward to it!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Sounds like an awesome idea.....can't wait!

Braley Mama said...

Can't wait to read the interviews!

Andrea said...


Mary has an awesome interview on Divinely Designed right now with Sarah. She has a powerful message. You may want to check it out.

PS: I posted a link on arise 2 write.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Just put up my post, Joanne. Hope I did it right. Love you.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Lisa and Mari so far in the "dig." Hmmmm, who else?

Debbie said...

Learned of you from Elaine's blog; will be reading all month. Thanks for the opportunity.

God Bless you!

Deb said...

Visiting you from Elaine's place...I'll be checking in with you during February.

Sweet dreams.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I have just been over to Elaine's and notice that she will be one of the women you interview.
I am new here...but she thinks very highly of your heart...can't wait for the interview.

Kathy S. said...

I too hopped over from Elaine's place~and I am a first time visitor. I loooove your button! And love the idea. I was there in 2008 @ She speaks too!....

I look forward to reading!


Thanks for hosting this! I came over from my favorite writer's blog - Elaine @ peace for the journey. She needs no introduction to us gals [and guys] here in 'blogland'. I once wrote a short Bible study lesson entitled:
"Investing in People - the How to!"

Elaine is the culmination of that study. Her thoughts and obedience to God's Word translate into the investment of a lifetime

- some lost - some homeless - some beleivers - some family - some friends - and perhaps even an enemy or two. But where you find Elaine's heart - is right in the middle of all of them - investing in their daily lives!
We love Elaine because she has a heart like Jesus!

I'm all for the coffee too! I'll be back to check out the month of February! Good pickin', Joanne!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie

Marita said...

Hi Joanne:
Elaine encouraged her readers to come visit your blog. Looking forward to reading the interviews in February and enjoying your blog.

Jackie said...

Hey Joanne,
Just popped over from Elaine's and really looking forward to the interviews!

Love your blog and following along now!!

Sweet Blessings!

Claudia said...

Found you through elaine@peace for the journey. So glad I found both you from exemplify mag. You have been added to my favorites and will post on my blog ASAP.

Mich said...

Great idea!

Blessings to all...

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

I'll be checking this out!

In His Graces~Pamela

skoots1mom said...

jumped here from Elaine's...
great idea...looking forward to it
all you ladies inspire me :)


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