Thursday, December 31, 2009

Girl Griot interviews me

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to participate in a terrific interview experiment and met the truly lovely Mosey Along.

I had my turn at the microphone, held in front of me by Stacie at Girl Griot. I have really enjoyed getting to know Stacie through her blog and in the emails we exchanged; she asked me very thoughtful questions and treated both me and my blog with respect.

As she mentions, we really don't have much in common; we are in different parts of the country, with different careers, and different paths in life. But when I read her blog I feel myself nodding my head and shouting, "Yes! That's totally it!".

And I think that's the point of Neil's experiment: everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has something to say, and it is important. As soon as I started reading Stacie's blog, I instantly cared about her family, her students, her thoughts. She has an important story to tell and, for a few minutes, she's helping me tell mine.

Check her out. Read her interview of me; read her blog. She's got an amazing voice.


Mary (MPJ) said...

I loved meeting Mosey Along, so I'm heading over there now. The Great Interview Experiment is my favorite! You are so right; everyone does have a story to tell.

Jade said...

Mine too, MPJ! In addition to my two new friends, I have read (and loved) the interviews of so many others. I have a plethora of talented writers to read that I don't know how I would have found otherwise. It's been such a positive, wonderful experience for me and I almost can't wait for next year.

mosey along said...

Great interview, and you totally scored on your interviewer - she sounds just as great as you.

Happy New Year!

Jade said...

Thanks Mosey, I thought so too!

Happy new year to you as well.

GirlGriot said...

It was such a pleasure reading through your blog and getting to know you a little more via email, Jade. Thanks for being a great interviewee!

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