Meet Oconee Patch Blogger Sydney Champagne

You know those people who are always outside, promote recycling and like to be active? That’s me.

Do you read the blogs on your local Patch? Blogging is fun, easy, free and open to everyone. In May, we are going to take some time to get to know our local bloggers. This week we are featuring Sydney Andersen Champagne, whose blogs may be found on the Oconee Patch.

Sydney Champagne is a college student who enjoys writing and running. She likes to blog about cooking and gives some great ideas on how to prepare food on a tight budget. Here is what she shared with Patch in an email interview:

What is your educational background?
My name is Sydney Champagne, I am 20 years old and will be a junior this fall at the University of Georgia. I will be majoring in Journalism and minoring in speech communication.

Tell us a little about yourself, your interests, your accomplishments, what’s important to you…
My two favorite things are running and writing. In addition to those activities, I am beginning to love cooking! But with a college budget and a big appetite, I had to get creative, which is what inspired me to direct my first blog into a sort of “cooking for college students” direction.

What are your ties to the Oconee Patch? How did you become involved with blogging here?
I actually had the honor of interviewing Mrs. Stephanie Gross in my journalism class this past spring. She explained how Patch could provide students with the opportunity to build resumes and gain experience, so I contacted her and I am working on doing just that!

Why do you like to blog and what subjects are your favorites to write about?
Well, I blogged once on Patch and it was more so a teaser into my other blog “Coffee Beans and Other Things:” http://coffeebeansandotherthings-syd.blogspot.com/. It is my very first blog so it needs more direction, but I have really enjoyed blogging about cooking and how to make some great meals on a tight budget.

Editor's Note: Sydney also blogged this week about the Athens Dog Shelter.  .

Do you have a favorite quotation?
“Bloom where you are planted.” My mom shared this quote with me in high school when I felt trapped in such a small town. It has taught me to appreciate and make the best of where I am and what I’ve got.

Did you know that anyone can blog on Patch? You might choose to blog for personal, educational or informational reasons, or perhaps your business would like to create a blog about its services. You can blog on your schedule with no deadlines. You can post multiple entries per day or just a few times a month. Patch blogs were created to be a forum of free expression for everyone. Ready to get started? Visit the "Blog on Patch" page now.


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