About Me and About the Blog

Hi all,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Let’s get some awkward introductions out of the way.

I’m Ashley Strehle Hartman. I’m a freelance journalist and writer. I have worked at local newspapers in Nebraska and Kansas and I’m currently a freelance nightlife columnist for the Omaha World-Herald in Omaha, Nebraska. What’s a nightlife columnist, you ask? Basically, I review area bars but I try to be nice about it. All in all, it’s not a bad gig.

If you want to read more of my journalism work, please check out my professional website. Here, you’ll find my latest Omaha World-Herald articles, my work portfolio, a link to my LinkedIn page and all of that professional stuff.

You won’t find that sort of stuff here. Here I write for fun and not for money (though I mean, I’ll take some money if you’re offering it).

I’ve had this blog for a few years and I’ve spent most of that time sharing my opinion on things, mainly on things like nachos, The Golden Girls and Leslie Knope. But occasionally, I’d touch on some more serious topics – namely politics, feminism and how we all need to try harder to be kinder to each other.

You can find all of these older posts in the new category I created called, you guessed it, “Opinions on Stuff”. Maybe I’ll return to these topics once in awhile, but at this point, I’m focusing on something else.

A few months ago I started baking my way through The Great British Baking Show and sharing the results both good and bad (mostly bad) with you.

All of these posts will be under the new “Sometimes I Bake Mistakes” category. I’ve also broken down those posts by type so you can find them under the obviously-named “Cookies”, “Cakes” and “Bread” categories, etc.

I hope you like my blog and if not, I hope you don’t bother reading it. Life’s too short to spend time reading things on the Internet you don’t like. Go watch some reruns of The Great British Baking Show instead. It’s pretty great.

But if you want to stay here and read awhile, I’d really appreciate it and I’m glad you stopped by.

Thanks, Ashley

P.S. If you feel like supporting my Great British Baking Show project, you can donate some dough (tacky, awful baking pun) through PayPal: paypal.me/sometimesibakeblog. I’ll use the money to help pay for the ingredients or to go towards baking equipment I don’t have yet. I’m looking at you stand mixture.

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