I'm Just Sayin'
Random Thoughts from a Random Guy

Extra, Extra: Read All About It!

Blogging has become a popular hobby these days.  In fact I have two different blogs.  I also have lots of friends who like to blog on a variety of topics.  So, today I’m going to share some of their works with you.  If you blog and I forgot to mention you here, I apologize.

Beauty Broadcast with Emily Eddington

Beauty Broadcast: If you want to learn more about makeup and beauty products, my friend and coanchor Emily Eddington is your expert.  She has an outstanding blog called Beauty Broadcast.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg for Em.  Her Youtube channel was recently highlighted on the website’s main page.   You’ll learn lots of things about makeup and beauty products as Emily puts them to the test and offers up reviews.  She’s been doing this for a few years now and really knows her stuff.  Her Youtube channel recently reached 90,000 subscribers.  If you haven’t already, then check her out.  She has also inspired me to blog more and start a Youtube channel too.  More on that later. 😀

Artist Kelly Eddington

Alizarine: Em’s sister Kelly is quite the artist and cook.  I’ve tried her peanut butter and bacon cookies before and they were tasty.  Kelly blogs about her art projects (she does a lot of water color paintings, which truly are a sight to see) as well as recipes that she’s made.  Kelly is an art teacher who is taking some time off from school to work more on her paintings.  As she blogs, she includes lots of great photos of both the painting she’s working on and the recipes she’s creating.  She’s an artist in every sense of the word. Check out her works at Alizarine.

The Racing Superfan

To Finish First, First You Must Finish: Great advice, right?  Another one of my coworkers and friends, Ross Wece aka the Super Racing Fan, provides in depth analysis of Nascar and other forms of auto racing on his blog.  To Finish First, First You Must Finish features lots of pictures and stories about current racing trends as well as blasts from the past.  Ross also has  a Youtube channel you can see some of the races Ross has covered in Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois.  Ross’ channel also includes his biweekly Racing Superfan segments where he provides previews and recaps of Nascar’s “Chase for the Cup.”  Of course, Nascar is on a break now, but Ross is keeping viewers up to date with the latest in all things car related in our “Behind the Wheel” segment.

Jeff Rose, CFP "Good Financial Cents"


Good Financial Cents: Another person who really inspired me to start blogging in the first place is Jeff Rose.  Jeff is a certified financial planner here in southern Illinois.  He’s also a friend of mine.  Jeff’s blog Good Financial Cents offers readers a wealth of information about everything from 401K’s, education saving plans for your kids, and Roth IRA’s.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg for Jeff too.  He also has a Youtube channel that provides further information for curious investors.  Jeff was recently named one of “The 25 Most Influential Finance Bloggers You Should Know.”  In addition to all that blogging, Jeff is using his experience as a certified financial planner and a veteran (he served in Iraq) to write a book called $oldier of Finance. The guy is busy.  You can learn a lot from him.

The House of Rose


House of Rose: Jeff’s wife, Mandy is also a blogger.  She’s the mom of two great little boys, with another on the way.  Many of her posts are about her family.  House of Rose also shares tips for family’s looking for advice.  She includes lots of great photos with her posts.  It’s a must see-must read page.

The May family has "A Love for Travel"

A Love for Travel: Who doesn’t like to get away from the daily grind every once and awhile?  Planning a trip and have questions?  My friend Trisha May can help.  She and her family have lots of traveling experience, especially when it comes to cruising.  Trisha’s blog, A Love for Travel is new.  It’s a very informative look at some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to hitting the high seas.  Trisha uses her decade of experience to explain things in a fun way.  So if you’re a seasoned traveler or wanting to plan your family’s first vacation, Trisha’s advice can be useful.

Bluegrass sensations, Beaucoup Creek


Beaucoup Creek: My friend and morning show producer Weston White is also quite the musician.  He doesn’t blog about his experiences, but he and the members of his bluegrass band, Beaucoup Creek do have a website.  They provide visitors with a list of upcoming performances, details about the band, and most importantly; samples of their work.  I haven’t had a chance to see them live yet, but I’ve seen them on Facebook and Youtube and they sound great.  I’m still waiting for Weston to bring his upright bass to the station and play for us.

Scott & Laura Gross are "golden"

Best Bullion Prices: Looking to learn more about precious medals?  Here’s your golden opportunity. Laura Gross has a Youtube channel and blog, Best Bullion Prices.  Both websites offer people more details about the market here at home and how things are going overseas.  Laura’s husband Scott is an associate producer on the morning show and he uses his editing expertise to help produce the videos on the Youtube channel.  They share their real experiences with investing, so if you have questions, they’ve got your answers.

Me being me.


My 1-2-3 Cents:  Last but not least, one about me. Besides this blog, I also have a blog about wrestling.  My 1-2-3 Cents takes a closer look at one of my most favorite things in the world.  I’ve been a fan of wrestling for more than 25 years.  My posts are usually about the current product put on by WWE.  Sometimes I throw in some TNA thoughts.  I also include a lot of personal experiences I’ve had through the years with a variety of wrestlers.  So if you’re a fan of the squared circle, check it out!

So, please check out the works of my friends if any of these topics interest you.  And if you’re a friend who blogs and I forgot to mention you, please let me know.  I’ll do another one of these soon.



One Response to “Extra, Extra: Read All About It!”

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, kind sir! 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: