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Vancouver Blogger Profile: Phaedra McEachren

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 — 9:03am PDT
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In yesterday’s contribution to the Vancouver Blogger series I forgot to hyperlink practically everything, so please check out Duane’s site if you haven’t already.

Photo Credit: Phaedra on Flickr

To make things right, I’m going to link the heck out of this one which features a woman I have yet the pleasure to meet in person, but nevertheless she’s impacted my daily blog reads as well as the lives of my dear friends so Phaedra must be a pretty great individual… and blogger.

Who are you? My name is Phaedra, and I am a Jill of many things…I am a full time student on the verge of graduating with a diploma in professional counseling, with a specialization in addictions. I am also part time baker and a d.j. I play deep and funky house.

Where do you blog (which sites)? I blog from

Are you originally from Vancouver? No, I hail from Vancouver Island, specifically from a quaint little town known as Port Alberni. I have lived in several other jurisdictions before moving to Vancouver. Places like Prince George and New Orleans, with some stops in between.

Photo Credit: Phaedra on Flickr

Why do you blog? Started out solely as an online journal of sorts. I wanted something to capture my journey of personal growth; it’s trials and tribulations. From time to time I will post wine reviews and other stuff that isn’t necessarily relevant to my inner work. My blog also keeps my out-of-town friends up to date on what is happening in my life.

What is the BEST part of blogging… or if you prefer, the worst? I like that it keeps me real and authentic. I take comfort in the fact that other people can relate to some of the things I am expressing, especially when it comes to personal issues, such as distorted body image. I have also been blessed with meeting some fine individuals who I’m sure I wouldn’t have met if it weren’t for blogging.

Photo Credit: Phaedra on Flickr

Do you write for yourself, your readers, for Google, for a living? I write for myself; the fact that others read it is a bonus.

Would you ever censor yourself/Do you feel the need to censor yourself? What you read is what you get, baby.

PC, Mac or Speak n’ Spell? Heehee. Speak and Spell. In all seriousness, I have the oldest, most archaic PC ever. I am probably one of the least techy people in the Blogosphere.

Photo Credit: Phaedra on Flickr

Blogs you read or would recommend? On a daily basis I read Matthew Good’s yours (miss604), Keira-Anne’s, Raul’s, Raymi’s and my dirty, guilty pleasure Dlisted.

If you would like to be featured in the Vancouver Blogger profile series just drop me a line with a link and a bit about your site – thanks!

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  1. Keira-Anne says:

    I am most honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting Phaedra and hanging out with her on a few occasions. She’s a gem of a person in many regards with a great heart. Plus, she rocks a great blog.

  2. Raul says:

    I don’t think I could have put it better than Keira, so I’ll just ditto her comment. Phaedra is indeed a gem, she has a great heart, and her blog is awesome. She and I also share a number of common interests, one of which is deep house. And if you want me to let you in a little secret, Phaedra gives some of the best hugs in town 😀

  3. phaedra says:

    awh, thanks for the kind words you guys…and I can’t wait to meet you Rebecca. Soon, so very soon 🙂

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  5. Monica says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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