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MariaMedia 101

This is my first blog entry for MariaMedia! Cheers!

I thought it might be helpful to explain a little about the subject matter you’ll find at MariaMedia. I’m a woman of many interests and I have to admit, it was hard to narrow down a subject matter focus for MariaMedia. I finally said what the f@$%, Maria, just write about all the things you are passionate about!  So that is what I decided to do, except I left out a few of the passions that are not for public consumption! I hope you will find something that resonates for you!

On the left-hand side of the blog you’ll see a section called “I Heart…” and below that you’ll find a list of the stuff I love. There won’t be a new post on every subject, every day, but I’ll have regular updates on each. Here are a few more details about what you can expect:

Books, Music & Movies – If I’ve read a good book, saw a live show, listened to awesome music, or watched a fun movie, most likely you’ll be reading about it here. I’m going to talk about book clubs and how to get involved with one that you will love (don’t worry, it will be even better than Oprah’s Book Club!). Movie award season is here, so there will be lots of entries initially about the nominated movies, the red carpet fashion debacles, and what I’m going to serve at my annual Oscar party!

Experiences – At this point in my life I have more than enough stuff – no more swag required! What I need and what I crave are experiences! The more exotic and crazier the better! Don’t get me wrong, everyday experiences like going ice skating with my niece or savoring a great glass of wine are amazing and I’ll write about those, but I’ll also cover topics about experiences I want to have, like taking a wine appreciation class in Napa or doing yoga on a secluded beach in Bali!

Food & Drink – I love to eat, I love to drink! So I’ll plan to cover why sushi is so addicting, how to cut meat out of your diet and love it, best of show food pairings, great cocktails, and where to find healthy food.  Nothing about dieting here (I don’t heart diets).

Sunsets & Sea Glass – If you know me, you have probably had to sit through a sunset with me. I can never see too many sunsets and feel most alive near the water or on a beach, so I’ll share some of my favorite beach and sunset pictures. Collecting sea glass has become a new obsession, so I’ve got to write about how beautiful and relaxing it is. I’ll also share some great places to find cool stuff made of seaglass.

Travel – Travel is by far one of the biggest passions of my life. Who doesn’t love to escape their everyday environs and explore a new city or culture, or just plop their ass down on a gorgeous beach with a frosty tropical drink?  I’ll share the stories about where I’ve been and where I still want to go!

Women Who Rock – I love to read inspiring stories about women who have done amazing things, and that’s what you will find here. Women Rock!

Yoga & Fitness – To be honest, I have always hated working out. When I did find the time, I had to force myself to do it. This past year I vowed to turn that around and find workouts that were not only fun, but that I would want to do almost every day of the week! Mission accomplished – my new obsessions are yoga and Zumba®!  I’ll write about my amazing yoga journey and how to make your workouts feel like you are going out dancing with the girls!

Wow – you get all of that on MariaMedia – plus more! Don’t forget to check out the new web series “No Songs for Men,” and learn about how you can “Pay It Forward.”

Again, I hope you will find something that resonates for you! If you can’t find what you are looking for, go to the archives (found in the top menu bar) and use the search bar, or you can search by category or date.

Thanks for reading my inaugural post. I’ll be having my inauguration parade later today which unfortunately will not be televised, but you can check out my inaugural outfit if you watch the MariaMedia video on the home page!

I hope you enjoy MariaMedia. And I want you to know that my corporate mission is simply to help you Live, Laugh, and Rock! Please let me know if I’m achieving my goal – you are welcome to leave your thoughts, questions, rants, raves, smiles, ideas, and dreams – or to just say hello!

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3 People have left comments on this post

» lisaamorosojohnson said: { Mar 13, 2010 - 12:46 AM }

Maria! Thanks for sending me your link! I'm looking forward to popping onto your site and reading more!

» MariaSantoferraro said: { Mar 19, 2010 - 6:54 PM }

Hi Lisa – Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy it!

» Nutmegdesigns said: { Aug 7, 2010 - 11:34 PM }

Hi Maria,
This Maria 101 page is very cool–I like how conversational your voice is! Your blog reflects your passions, in your own unique configuration.