Bloggers and blog supporters at the Ohio Blogging Holiday Party (photo: WhyCLE). Check out some of these Cleveland blogs in this month’s round-up.
I can’t believe Christmas is less than a week away! Before the big day, though, we have one more weekend of holiday shenanigans with our annual Tri-County Christmas dinner, followed by Prosperity Social Club’s holiday show on Sunday (if you read Tuesday’s post, you know how excited I am for that and why you should go).
This morning, though, I’m just taking it easy, curled up with a cup of hot chocolate, catching up on my blog reading. So let’s get started:
Clue Into Cleveland Blogs: The 12 Blogs of Christmas Edition
When I posted last week’s Cleveland blogs roundup, I left out one blogger who’s celebrating a milestone because I figured this deserves a post of its own:
Kristian Campana of OhioFestivals.net (left) at the Pawpaw Festival
After driving over 20,000 miles through almost all 88 Ohio counties, Kristian Campana of OhioFestivals.net is celebrating his 300th Ohio Festival!
On November 22nd, he’ll visit Wooster, Ohio for their Festival of Trees.
This is the latest in a long string of festivals Kristian has attended, themed around pawpaws, skunks, pork rinds, twins, moonshine and giants. Along the way, he has entered eating contests, judged festival competitions, shared his experiences on radio and television, spoken at the Ohio Festivals and Events Association, and began writing a festival column in Edible Cleveland magazine.
As an accountant and Italian translator by day, blogging about festivals since 2009 has given Kristian the chance to use his Creative Writing MFA.
Reminder: Wednesday is the last day to enter my Compassion from Fashion giveaway. You can tweet daily for more entries.
Read up on GeekCLE, Every Bar in Lakewood’s Doctor Who Watch Party, as well as more CLE blogger goodness in this edition of Clue Into Cleveland Blogs
It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to do a Cleveland blogs round-up. However, there have been a more than a few recent posts and new-to-me blogs that needed to be shared:
Clue Into Cleveland Blogs, Snow Day Edition
#1 GeekCLE is your guide to geek culture in Cleveland – from info on local arcades and comic book shops to forums discussing the X-Men and tabletop gaming. Check out their list of Free Upcoming GeekCLE Events, including a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Party at Mahall’s.
#2 Reading about the Doctor Who Watch Party led me to the blog that’s hosting the event – Every Bar in Lakewood. Every Bar in Lakewood is exactly what it sounds like — one guy’s journey to visit every bar in Lakewood. I’m late to the game on this blog as his most recent review is Bar #49 – Johnny Malloy’s; however, I’ve been catching up on his other posts where you’ll also find info on Lakewood events.
All this go-go-go has me feeling like this lately
I wish life had a pause button. Something that would allow me to take a breath when things are nonstop.
Since my first morning back from vacation, I feel like I’ve just been pushing forward, go-go-go, unable to gather my thoughts.
In addition to preparing for this weekend’s furniture move with Scott’s parents, I’ve been getting ready for some exciting news I’m announcing Friday.
One of the things that fell by the wayside was my blog reading – it’s been over a month since my last wrap-up. However, I made time on Saturday and Sunday to fix that.
Even if it was for only a few minutes, it was nice to get away into the Cleveland blog-o-sphere.
Before we get to the latest edition of my Cleveland Blogs Round-Up, I have some news to share:
A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting about Cleveland on Mystery Meet’s Find Dining podcast and the recording is now up.
The Find Dining podcast is for “foodies who love travel and travelers who love food.” Each week, host Seth Resler picks a different city and talks to someone about their local dining scene.
We discussed Greenhouse Tavern and I gave a couple more restaurant and non-food recommendations along the way.
Tune into: Find Dining – Cleveland Edition.
In keeping with the food theme, this round-up focuses on Cleveland blogs that made my mouth water the last few weeks. Bon appetit!
A few reminders:
- Today’s the last day to enter my Tri-C JazzFest Giveaway. Enter here and remember to tweet daily for additional entries.
- As I posted yesterday, today is also Superman Day! Here’s a story on NPR about Superman and Cleveland and here’s my #SuperCLE contribution:
Traveling Hulk got his hands on a red cape in honor of Superman Day. Up-up-and-away!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about wanting to read more blogs and how I decided to start a regular Clue Into Cleveland Blogs round-up to get myself back in the habit.
I lied, though. I promised I’d be back every other week with this and I couldn’t even get past the first round-up without a delay. #BlogFail.
However, I’m a believer in try-try-again. So here we are – better late than never – my round-up of 10 posts I’ve recently enjoyed from blogs around Cleveland!
After getting home last night from FablesCon, it was time to head back to reality today. But first, I had a winner to announce for the Market at the Foodbank giveaway!
After removing pingbacks and non-entry comments, the winner as selected by Random.org is…
… entry #5, Anne Smith of BikeCLE. Congratulations! Please email me at clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com.
There are only a few days left to buy Market at the Foodbank tickets at a discounted price. Through the end of March, tickets cost $85. In April and at the door, they go up to $100. Learn more and buy tickets to the April 14 event at cleveland.com/marketatfoodbank.
Traveling Hulk wishes he was still at Fablescon
As I shared yesterday, all I have for our time at Fabletown and Beyond is love. In fact, if I had to nitpick the weekend, the only problem had nothing to do with the convention:
It finally dawned on me that I’m too old for 13+ hours in the car.