Last fall, when I was a very new blogger, I came across the wonderful Kristen at Dine and Dish and her Adopt-a-Blogger program. I had just missed the signups, and since then I've been eagerly awaiting the next round and enjoying her blog in the meantime. I've said before that I have a never-ending appreciation for the internet and social networking for the opportunities it brings to connect with people I never would have "met" otherwise. This just reinforces my enthusiasm. For Adopt-a-blogger #3, Kristen matched up over 50 newbie bloggers (less than 1 year, like me) with veteran partners for a 3-month-long mentorship.
The matches were announced yesterday, and I'm glad to say that my mentor is Jenn of Jenn Cuisine.
Kristen hand-picked all 50+ matches, and she did a great job [thanks again, Kristen!]. Jenn and I have lots in common: we're both newlywed graduate students who have recently traveled to New Zealand, among other things. I have a lot to learn from Jenn, and I'm looking forward to our time together! I'm also excited to look through the blogs of other adopters & adoptees: this is a great way to find some fantastic new reads.