Welcoming our new bloggers!

From the Every Woman Blog editorial team

This summer, we launched an exciting contest asking women around the Midlands to send us a message describing why they would make a great addition to our team of bloggers at the Every Woman Blog. We received an overwhelming amount of entries with incredible women reaching out and sharing their voices. Today, we’re pleased to announce we’ve selected eight winners from the talented pool of applicants to join our team!

Lisa Baker, Marianna Boyce, Eliza Boulware, Tina Cameron, June Greenlaw, Kate Morrow, Janet Prince and Rhonda Woods will be featured as bloggers at Every Woman Blog. They join our existing bloggers including Shannon Boatwright, Rachel Sircy, Katie Austin, Jeanne Reynolds and Stacy Thompson.

Lisa

 

Lisa Baker is a surgical technologist who lives in Newberry County. Recently, both of her parents were diagnosed with dementia. Like many women, she is learning how to navigate the world of aging parents and will share her story of caring for them through this journey.

 

 

Marianna

Marianna Boyce knows what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. After many doctor visits and tests, the Lexington woman was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Writing has helped her cope with the pain of the disease. Now, she wants to share her story in the hopes of helping others.

 

Eliza

 

Eliza Boulware is a mom and grandmother from Ridgeway. As a breast cancer and open heart surgery survivor, she serves as a minister helping others through challenges and inspiring them with the power of faith.

 

 

Tina

 

Tina Cameron is a cancer nurse at Lexington Medical Center who recently went back to school to pursue an advanced degree. She is also a volunteer at the Riverbanks Zoo. Tina is constantly on the go – juggling school and her job all while being a single mother. She works through all of it with a dose of laughter and gratitude.

 

June

June Greenlaw works at the University of South Carolina. A Midlands native, she has six children, four of which have served in the military and two are currently students at USC.

 

 

 

kate

 

Kate Morrow is a wife and mom from Columbia. After struggling with infertility, she and her husband welcomed twins last year – three months premature. They’re a March of Dimes Ambassador family, and Kate looks forward to sharing their story with others.

 

Janet

 

Janet Prince is a West Columbia native who lives there with her husband and two daughters. Janet is a 15-year breast cancer survivor, and now serves as the Chairman of the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central South Carolina.

 

 

Rhonda

 

Rhonda Woods is a chef who has competed on The Food Network and teaches culinary classes at Pelion High School. This work allows her to share her passion for cooking with others and she looks forward to sharing some of her favorite recipes.  Rhonda will also share about her experience losing her husband after an 18-month battle with metastic melanoma.

 

 

Each of these women brings something unique to our community, and we can’t wait to see our new contributors begin to share their stories. Finding support and inspiration is a key to women’s health and well-being. Keep an eye out for these new voices on the blog!

Calling all Midlands Women!

At Every Woman Blog we aim to unite and inspire the community of women within the Midlands, and now you have the opportunity to be a part of it. This month, we are looking to add talented new bloggers to contribute to this community. This competition is open to women of all ages in the Midlands and comes with a $250 cash prize for each blogger selected! workspace-766045_1920

Entering the contest is simple:

  1. Visit http://www.facebook.com/LexingtonMedical.
  2. Send a message or video about why you would be a great blogger to represent and inspire women in the Midlands

Use your message or video to let your personality shine! The five women with the most persuasive, funny, touching or engaging submissions are the ones who will be selected to become featured bloggers. This is an opportunity to join an exceptional group of women who share a passion for connecting with and inspiring those around them.

So, what exactly would you be a part of?

The award-winning Every Woman Blog has been active for more than seven years, with over 327,000 views of the posts by local female bloggers (that could be you!). The featured bloggers write at least one blog post per month.

Wondering what you would possibly blog about?

Anything and everything. 

There’s really no end to the type of things you can blog about! Past and current bloggers have posted about healthy recipes, travel, relationships, health issues, personal anecdotes and staying fit – the list goes on and on. Every blogger brings their own unique voice and stories to the blog, sharing anything they feel the women of the Midlands can benefit from. If you need some inspiration, the featured bloggers also get the chance to meet in person at “blogger reunions”, where they can share ideas and brainstorm topics.

Head on over to Lexington Medical Center’s Facebook page and tell us why you would make a great blogger!

 

Attention Midlands Women: Here’s Your Chance to Become a Blogger

Announcing blog contest

We’re excited to announce that we’re sponsoring another Every Woman Blog Contest! Women of all ages are invited to enter from October 17th to November 27th. The contest will culminate with five women winning $250 each. Selected women will join Brady Evans, Shannon Shull, Mary Pat Baldauf, Katie Austin, Elizabeth Webber Akre and Crissie Miller Kirby as featured bloggers on the Every Woman Blog.

“Today, women bloggers, including ours, are some of the most influential communicators online.  Women follow them because the stories they share are so relatable,” said Lexington Medical Center Public Relations Manager Jennifer Wilson.  “We’re excited to welcome new women bloggers and fresh perspectives to the Every Woman Blog.”

To enter the blogging contest, visit Lexington Medical Center’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LexingtonMedical. Upload a video or post a short written statement on the Wall about why you would be a great blogger to represent and inspire women in the Midlands. Five women with the most persuasive, funny, touching or engaging posts will be selected to become featured bloggers.

Each featured blogger will write at least one post per month. The topics will vary greatly depending on the personalities of the bloggers and their daily experiences in the community. Visitors can expect some of the posts to be videos. The bloggers will also meet in person at “blogger reunions” to share ideas and brainstorm topics.

Make sure to visit us on our Facebook page and leave us a message on the Wall stating why you think you’d be a terrific woman blogger – and you could win!

Our 2012 Blogging Year in Review!

As we move into 2013, we thought it only appropriate to take a look back at 2012 and share with you some of the data from our year in blogging.  (If you click on any of the images below, you will get an enlarged view.)  Thanks to all of our readers for helping to make the Every Woman Blog a success!  And a special thanks to our amazing bloggers who truly bring this blog to life and share their lives with us!

We hope you enjoy taking a look back at 2012 with us 🙂

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Accessorizing with Scarves + Fabulous Finds Under $30.00

By:  Staci Rutherford

Now that the brisk fall weather is here, I have finally pulled out and organized all my scarves, and am having so much fun coordinating and layering them with other accessories to stay warm and stylish.  I love scarves because, like handbags, you don’t have to try them on to determine whether they fit.  If you are looking for another easy way to update your wardrobe, shopping for a few scarves is a must!

Accessorizing with scarves will add visual interest to any outfit with little effort.  I rely on scarves to keep my work and weekend wardrobe fresh.  In this economy, I am all about looking good for less.  I also enjoy experimenting with some of the new trends each season, so I pick up scarves year round depending on what catches my eye.  Keep in mind that the scarves you choose should be a reflection of your personality.

There are so many options when it comes to scarves – plaid, ikat, animal prints, stripe, the list goes on and on.  My scarf collection consists of all my favorite colors, and the colors I tend to wear most often.  If I happen to come across a unique style like ruffles, fringe or sequin, it’s almost impossible for me to resist buying it!  Owning scarves of varying colors, materials and lengths add variety to your wardrobe.

Check out some of my fabulous finds under $30.00:

Cozy Colorblock Scarf, $29.95 at Gap.com

Lightweight Polka Dot Scarf, $14.94 at OldNavy.com

Southwest-Print Woven Scarf, $9.50 at CharlotteRusse.com

The Electromagnetic Scarf, $19.99 at ModCloth.com

AEO Ikat Loop Scarf, $19.50 at ae.com

Heritage 1981 plaid scarf, $5.90 at Forever21.com

Presenting Our Every Woman Blog Contest Winners!

Meet our winners and soon-to-be Every Woman Bloggers!  Our goal was to have eight (8) wonderful women bloggersselected from the Midlands of South Carolina. We ended up with so many amazing candidates that we couldn’t choose just eight.  So we chose ten (10) winners!  That’s right, ten winners!  Below are their contest submissions for the Every Woman Blog.  Make sure to stay tuned for more details so that you can get to know them better.  We can’t wait for them to share their lives with all of us.  Finally, we’d like to say congratulations to all of the women who entered our contest!

Brady Evans

Shannon Shull

Mary Pat Baldauf

Katie Austin

Summer Brons

Crissie Miller Kirby

Roshanda Pratt

Staci Rutherford

Jordan Addison

Elizabeth Webber Acre

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Attention Midlands: Meet Your Potential Women Bloggers!

Could you be our next women blogger?

We’ve had some amazing women enter our Every Woman  blog contest so far.  Today we thought we’d share with you some of their submissions from our Facebook page. As you’ll see, it is going to be very difficult to select the winners. We are fortunate to have such a wealth of candidates to choose from!

A quick reminder – there’s still time for you to enter!  The last day to post entries is Friday, July 29.  Thus, you have two weeks to submit your entries for a chance to be a blogger!

Make sure to visit our Facebook page to check out the other submissions for the contest!