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 Jason Brooks, whose blogs may be found on the Loganville-Grayson Patch.
Jason Brooks blogs about issues close to his heart, typically family, parenting or religious issues. Brooks says blogging creates conversation that helps him with his own thinking. His personal goal for each blog post is to help others look at life in a different way or to just get a laugh.
Here is what Brooks shared with Patch in an email interview:
What is your educational background?
I graduated from Shiloh High School in 1994, and then went on to study at the University of Georgia, where I received my B.A. in English. I also studied for a Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Plus, I attended the School of Hard Knocks.
Tell us a little about yourself, your interests, your accomplishments, what’s important to you…
I am first and foremost a husband, dad and minister. Everything else in my life revolves around those things. I love movies and books and TV shows that suck you in with a great story and compelling characters; I also really like making up stories with my kids and their various toys. So anything that transports me to another world for a little while is good with me. I like to write (obviously) and I’ve had both fiction and non-fiction published. When I get the chance, I play a little golf, but that usually doesn’t happen all that often since A) I have a family and a job, and B) I’m not rich.
What are your ties to the Loganville-Grayson Patch? How did you become involved with blogging here?
I started blogging with the Patch at the recommendation of my cousin, Kristi Ash, who works for the City of Loganville. She told me I should submit to the Patch on Mother’s Day of last year, while we were eating fried chicken at her mother’s house for a family get-together. So I went home, filled out the online form, and was stunned to be approved. Since then I’ve just kept posting as often as I can and Sharon Swanepoel (the Loganville-Grayson editor) keeps allowing them to see the light of day. I guess its working.
Any additional information you would like to share with our readers….
I’m grateful to be able to blog for the Patch because it allows me to live out a dream I’ve had since I was younger: to be a regular writer for a local publication. That people actually seem to enjoy my style of writing, and engage with me on my posts, is all the more satisfying. As a writer, nothing makes my day like knowing the words that come from my head and heart connect with other people. I am truly blessed to be part of the Patch community.
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!