Friday, April 15, 2011

Featured Blogger Friday-Matty Thoughts

After a bit of a hiatus, Featured Blogger Friday is back (hopefully) with a great guy, one of my favorite bloggy friends, a fellow Scorpio AND November 17ther, Matty of Matty Thoughts!

Read and enjoy his great interview, and definitely check out his blog! I guarantee you'll enjoy it :)

Q. What’s your name and blog? What other information would you like to share?

My nickname is Matty, and it's Matty Thoughts. It's on my own custom domain at I'm part of a small but growing niche of men who blog. I'm married with 3 grown children, 3 grandsons, and 2 step-daughters. I'm a big baseball guy, and an even bigger Phillies fan.

Oh, and by the way, Kayla and I share the same birthday. Although it's separated by many, many, get the point.....years.

Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?

When I first started, and not knowing anything about blogging, my original intention was to voice my opinion on things. So, I decided Matty Thoughts. As it turned out, I rarely posted anything that had to do with my opinion.

Q. Why did you start blogging?

During the summer of 2009, I was off my feet due to a bad knee injury during a softball game (picture sliding into 2nd base). After the surgery, I was floating around the internet randomly checking things out. I came across this blog link in Google and took a look around. After reading numerous blogs, I decided to give it a try.

Q. What kind of stuff do you cover with your blog? Is there a specific genre you write about or is the sky the limit?

There is no special niche here. I write about many different things. I've heard pros and cons on that, but for me, I don't want to be limited to one special topic. My posts include humor, poetry, true short stories from my past, baseball, travel, and family. Occasionally, I'll get my readers thinking about something serious and invite them to answer a question.

Q. What is one must read post that you have written {Include Link}?

It would be a short poem I wrote about the true story on how I met and eventually married my wife. I posted it on Valentine's Day 2010, and printed it out with a copy of our wedding picture. I placed them into a double frame for her, and she has it sitting on her nightstand. Here's the link:

Q. Name one thing you love about your blogging job.

Learning things I never knew before.

Q. Name one thing you’re not quite fond of about your blogging job.

The amount of time involved. Reading, commenting, writing, and looking for more great blogs is very time consuming.

Q. What’s one random fact about you?

I love PB & J. Sometimes, I eat both right out of the jar. (Shhhhh.....don't tell my wife.)

Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?

Seeing people less fortunate then me, with problems I can't even imagine, who overcome and achieve great things.

Q. Where else can we find you(Personal Website, Etsy Shop, Twitter, Facebook, Etc.)?

My Twitter page is:!/dwmatty

My Facebook page is:

Matty Thoughts


Matty said...

Kayla, thanks so much for choosing me to be in the spotlight here. It's the first time I've been asked to do a feature post, and I consider it an honor.


rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

It's nice to meet Matty!

Unknown said...

Enjoying "meeting" Matt and reading his blog! he got a new follower :)