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Meet Loganville-Grayson Patch Blogger Brett Harrell

"I enjoy writing online as a means to communicate with citizens, advance ideas, gain feedback and insight."

Do you read the blogs on your local Patch? Blogging is fun, easy, free and open to everyone. In May, we are going to take some time to get to know our local bloggers, this week we are featuring Brett Harrell, whose blogs may be found on the Loganville-Grayson Patch.

State Representative Brett Harrell blogs on the Loganville-Grayson Patch. Here are some thoughts and information he shared with Patch in an email interview.

What is your educational background?
I graduated from South Gwinnett High School in Snellville and earned a bachelor’s in business administration degree from the University of Georgia.

Tell us a little about yourself, your interests, your accomplishments, what’s important to you…
I was born in Atlanta and first moved to Snellville in 1972. I am a lifelong small business person, both of my parents own their own businesses. I have owned and operated several small businesses over the past 25 years.

What are your ties to the Grayson-Loganville Patch? How did you become involved with blogging here?
Sharon Swanepoel formerly covered the Snellville City Council for a local newspaper during my tenure as mayor and after I was selected to the State House she asked if I would be interested in submitting a column periodically as a blogger.

Why do you like to blog and what subjects are your favorites to write about?
I have published articles online (blogging) since 1997 when I first ran for Snellville City Council. I enjoy writing online as a means to communicate with citizens, advance ideas, gain feedback and insight. Typically I blog about political and governmental issues; however, I have written less frequently about my personal interests including craft beers and cigars.

Do you have a favorite quotation?
My favorite quote on the topic of writing (blogging) was given to me by my grandmother. Gramma said, “When promulgating your esoteric cogitations, be careful to avoid platitudinous ponderosities.”

Any additional information you would like to share with our readers….
I appreciate the opportunity to share topics of interest and I especially appreciate hearing the opinions and suggestions of your readers.

Did you know that anyone may choose to blog on their local Patch? You might choose to blog for personal, educational or informational reasons or perhaps your business would like to create a blog about their services. Bloggers are always welcome, so feel free to speak out on issues both large and small. Blogging on Patch is fun and can be done on your schedule with no deadlines. You can post multiple entries per day or just a few times a month. Patch blogs were created to be a forum of free expression for everyone. Ready to get started? Visit the "Blog on Patch" page and get started now!

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