For those of you who are unaware, the Magical Blogorail is a "loop" of blogs that focus on one topic for one Friday each month. There are currently three blogorail loops and a fourth in the making, and I am part of Blogorail Green. This week's topic is to introduce myself, my blog, and what inspired me to start a blog. So if you don't care much about the blog and just want your regularly scheduled posts, those will begin again on Monday!
For those of you who are curious about me, as you may know, my name is Amanda, and I'm a (gasp!) college student. I had been wanting to start a blog for a while in the spring of 2010, but I wasn't quite sure what to start a blog about. Also, I had a Twitter, but I didn't use it for much at all. Then, Betamouse started.
I had been listening to Disney podcasts for a little while, so I was interested in Betamouse. I'm not sure it was anything the hosts of Betamouse said in particular, since this epiphany happened before their episode about blogging, but while listening to them, I realized that if I wanted a blog, I needed a niche. And college students who love Disney is a niche.
Thus the Disney College Blog was born. I also started following many of the people that I now call friends on Twitter, which helped me get the word out about the new blog. And it definitely didn't hurt that I reviewed Betamouse in my second post. Although the blog started as a place to talk about how Disney could relate to college, the blog is now for anyone of any age or education level. In fact, I started a similar project in podcast form with a few friends... check out Generation Mouse if you're interested. If this is your first time visiting my site, I try to post three times a week when life allows. Look around, and if you like what you're reading then stay a while! And for those of you who are my loyal readers, as I said earlier, your regularly scheduled posts will begin again on Monday!
Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is A Disney Mom's Thoughts.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop: Magical Memory Planners
2nd Stop: The Disney College Blog
3rd Stop: A Disney Mom’s Thoughts
4th Stop: Disney Dream Finder
Final Stop: Your Highway in the Sky