Featured Member Interview: Melanie Nelson

I met Melanie when I picked her up from the Nashville airport for Blissdom ’09. Both of us are fairly introverted but know how to feign extroversion in the face of blogging conferences and meet-ups. So it was nice when we found we were able to bond over being redheads and having children who are similar in age. Ever since then, I have felt extremely blessed to have Melanie in my social media life. It’s a delight to see her at blogging conferences, on Facebook and Twitter. Much of what I have learned about Facebook and other online resources has come from her excellent website, Blogging Basics 101. And I was quite excited to hear the news of her book deal (see below)!

Melanie lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two children. She’s a HUGE Harry Connick, Jr fan, so she counts the Harry Connick, Jr album review project as one of her favorites and she loved getting to see meet him at Blissdom ’10. We were excited that Melanie was able to accommodate our questions since we know she’s rather busy with her new writing venture!

I’m known formy honesty. If you ask me a question, I assume you want the actual answer. Or you may know me for my tagline: Hello, my name is not Inigo Montoya. Prepare to die anyway.

I’m working onwriting Facebook All-In-One for Dummies (it’ll be in stores spring 2012!)

10 years from now Iwill have made a million dollars blogging, have minions, and will rule the world with a velvet fist. I’d settle for the minions.

I’m currently addicted tosocial media, Game of Thrones, and iced tea. Not necessarily in that order.

It really annoys me whena system lacks efficiency.

I worry abouteverything. What I said; what I didn’t say; what my face said, but my mouth didn’t …

I find joyin a well-placed comma.

My secret ambitionis to be a stand-up comedian.

I can’t do withouta portal to the internet.

I’m most creativewhen I should be sleeping.

I admireintelligence and humor.

When I grow upI’ll still think I can bend that way.

Coffee or tea? Sonic Rt. 44 unsweet iced tea, please.

PC or Mac? Pfft. I am all Mac, all the time. iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhone, iPad. Steve Jobs lives at my house.

iPhone or Droid? iPhone

Twitter or Facebook? Facebook

Pickles – sweet or dill? Olives

You’ll learn all kinds of useful things at Blogging Basics 101, so be sure to head over there find out more! You can also keep up with Melanie on Twitter: @chilihead or on Facebook.

Melanie is also vying to be the “face” of Head over to her page and vote for her profile!


  1. I love you. Even more so.

  2. Y’all are makin’ me blush. Thanks!

  3. That book sounds like it would be so much fun to write!

  4. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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