The “Carolina Yankee” began as an academic experiment. I’m no scientist, but I think it’s been a success. This blog has been the focal point of a course I designed, the details of which are not important to anyone but my instructor and me. I’m delighted to say I far exceeded my general goals in the weeks I’ve been blogging. Thank you not only for subscribing, but helping me maintain and possibly even improve my 3.9 GPA (Bragging point: Not one of my four kids can top that.)
I’m having a ball sharing my thoughts on Southern culture, politics, food, etc. with you, and I hope to continue blogging as the Carolina Yankee for as long as I can keep you engaged. It helps to have you follow me on Facebook and Twitter where I post more frequently and which I find to be more chatter-friendly. I always try to respond to your comments, posts, and tweets. I plan to expand this site to include pages for recipes, places of interest, photos submitted by readers and things I find that I think you will enjoy.
As a reward (or punishment, depending on your perspective) to the faithful thus far, I’ve decided to share the short film I made to promote the “Carolina Yankee” and showcase my writing, film and social media skills. You can learn more about me personally and professionally at RandomAnnAcdotes. That’s a geographically and culturally neutral website (undergoing reconstruction, so please excuse the mess).
A few people have offered to guest blog here in the future, which I’m looking forward to. The invitation for guest blogging opportunities is open to anyone. Don’t think you have to be a great writer – just an idea or good story that fits in with the general theme. Please contact me for details.