Sunday, October 18, 2009


www.MilesOfAbbie.com!  I've been working over the past few days to get it ready, and here it is!  I'll be changing the name of this blog it will mainly be my random thoughts (unless I decide to be done with my blogspot days).  My new blog is more professional and much fancier!  Check it out, put it in your reader feed, and let me know what you think!

I also need ideas for a new title for this blog, so leave some suggestions!

sunrise from an airplane

Photo Credit - Abbie Mood

Friday, October 16, 2009

Exciting Changes!

I am sooo excited to pre-announce that I'm launching my new blog on Monday! It's pretty much done, just some minor tweaking and then posting the launch post. I decided to go with godaddy.com to host my new WordPress blog, and I couldn't be happier! The tough part was working through the code stuff, but I've already transferred my blogspot stuff over, so it's thisclose to going live :) I'm going to rename this blogspot blog and keep it as a personal blog for my random thoughts, and the new blog will be for my more "professional" writing... travel, volunteer, community, recaps (race, rock climbing, traveling, etc).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Apparently I'm Kreativ!

Not only have I decided to own the title of "freelance writer" but within weeks, I have had the Kreativ Blogger Award bestowed upon me by nancy.the.gnomette, one of my new MatadorU buds. Thank you so much Nancy! Turns out not only is Nancy *not* a gnomette, but she is pretty much the opposite at 5'11". (Don't feel bad Nancy, I'm 5'10" :) ) Definitely check out her blog - it's quickly become a fave of mine!

7 Random Facts about me:

1. I hail from the tiny town of Smyrna, Delaware.
2. I still remember the name of the kid who knocked over my block castle in preschool (I won't put him on blast here, but let's just say his initials are A.K.)
3. In college, I considered changing my major from education to architecture. ha!
4. My stance on alcohol is that if you are going to consume all of those calories, you might as well get wasted.
5. My boyfriend & I adopted our dog Daisy from a rescue in Texas, and she came to us on her first and only plane ride.
6. I have completed 3 marathons, 3 half marathons, and 3 sprint triathlons.
7. After assessing just how much purple stuff I have, I realized the other day that my favorite color is, in fact, purple.

Now I get to pass the award to 3 other amazing bloggers:

1. miss.adventure - My new writing buddy and another Matador U friend, Carina recently launched this site to blog about her travel adventures!

2. SoCal Runner girl turned Portland runner girl - Jessica used to live in sunny OC and has since moved to rainy Portland, but still blogs about her running successes and those times that aren't so successful! Hopefully she'll be back to Southern California soon, we miss her!

3. Dirtbag Writer - Amiee has been blogging about her switch from a "normal" job to a freelance writer, and everything that goes along with it - an interesting one to follow for budding freelance writers such as myself :)