This week Content Runner is proud to show the efforts of globe-trotting Writer Mikkela Blanton (username: mikkelablanton). Whether she’s back at home in the U.S. or touring the many countries of Europe, she can be found traveling through Content Runner writing on everything from finance, to style, to consumer electronics. If you would like to catch Mikkela for a direct order, she can be reached through her Content Runner profile. Continue reading to learn more about Mikkela and find out how she discovered her passion for writing and what she likes to put on her hamburger.
Tell us about yourself.
I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Political Science. After that, I moved across the country and began working for a political organization. After 2 years, I decided to move to the Republic of Georgia where I taught English and managed a government-sponsored blog for one year. I moved back to the states, worked during the legislative session for Utah Education Association, and then decided to take up writing as a more permanent vocation. It was a wonderful decision, as writing has as allowed me to pursue all the other things I love while working from anywhere in the world.
What made you decide to choose Content Runner?
I stumbled upon Content Runner through the suggestion of a friend, and I haven’t looked back since!
What do you love about writing?
I love that writing comes easily to me, and that I’m much more skilled at expressing my thoughts via paper and pen than I am through speaking. Through writing, I can give and receive information about an infinite number of topics, an I think that’s pretty awesome.
When you aren’t writing content for Content Runner, what do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to travel, exercise, explore nature, play Quiddler, eat, and spend time with my sweetheart.
How did you get into writing?
I’ve been writing since I can remember—I had a Jasmine journal at the age of four, and I haven’t been able to stop writing since then.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I actually just arrived in Tirana, Albania three days ago! While the US is my home base, I absolutely love traveling. Before I come home, I think I’ll definitely check out Bosnia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
A hamburger. With mustard, guacamole, fried onions, pepper jack cheese, and a fried egg….
If you weren’t a professional writer, what would you be?
Good question. If I weren’t a writer…I’d hope to work in international development and peacekeeping operations, or teach for underprivileged students.
What is your biggest grammatical pet peeve?
I dislike the incorrect use of pronouns.
What is your favorite subject to write about?
I love writing posts about legal matters, science, politics, or self-help articles, particularly mental health or weight loss.