Saturday, June 16, 2007

My Blogging Story

I found this idea on Boomama.

The Blogging Story Carnival.
Check it out, yo! (Or as my friend Jeanie would say, "Yo! Check it, homeslice!")

How did you start blogging?
I just decided one day that I liked to write and I should write, and I enjoyed reading other peoples' writings on their blogs... so... here we are. I really don't remember what exactly possessed me the day I started it. I know we were in the middle of house hunting for our first house, and I was stressed and crazy (oh wait, I'm always stressed and crazy) so maybe that had something to do with it.

Did you intend to be a blog w/a big following? If so, how did you go about it?
Well no, and I obviously have not become a blog with a big following. But I do have some regulars and I love you all! You make me want to keep plugging along, even when I don't feel like it. :o)

What do you hope to achieve or accomplish with your blog? Have you been successful? If not, do you have a plan to achieve those goals?
I've talked about why I blog here. Have I been successful? Sometimes. I don't really have a plan. I'm not much of a planner.

Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How?
Yeah, I'd say so. In the beginning, I was focused on writing serious well written posts all the time. But that's just not me 24/7. If you know me for real, you know I'm goofy and weird and sometimes spunky. Plus, I got bored with not having enough serious things to write about. So I decided to join a few light-hearted memes and have met some great people through that, and I am really glad I did. Now I just write about whatever comes to mind, whether it be earth shattering and deeply theological thoughts or about... things... coming out of my bleed-me-dry mole hole and big ugly spiders traipsing about my house with bumpy baby butts. You get a little bit of everything with me, I guess.

What do you know now that you wish you'd known when you started?
That people love comments and always appreciate them! I would have left more comments on fellow bloggers' posts. I mean, they just make you feel good and all loved up! ;o)

Do you make money with your blog?
Well now, that's all up to you and whether or not you buy my jewelry that I neeeeever talk about on here. ;oP

Does your immediate or extended family know about your blog? If so, do they read it? If not, why?
The ones I talk to regularly know about it. Most of them read it. My husband of course (a non-commenter! ;oP) and my parents (both non-commenters!!) and that's all I know about because, well, no one tells me they read it. But who knows? Maybe more do. There's always that possibility, and this is why I don't share embarrassing stories of my insane family members. No, really. You know how every family has "one of those people"? Well, mine has about, oh, 10. *giggle* I don't think any of my in-laws read it.

What two pieces of advice would you give to a new blogger?
For one, have fun doing it and be real. And two, get out there and make some bloggy friends! (Oh, and leave them some bloggy comments.) :o)

Go on, join the carnival. You know you want to. I mean, if you're truly my followers and all...

1 comment:

Chris the Crazy Conservative said...

OK young lady, you are getting a bit personal here. You want comments, I will give you comments. But just remember, you asked for it.
I know for a fact that Curt's soon to be wife, Stephanie, reads your blog and she has even left some comments. She told me about it. I am not sure the other relatives can read.
As for me being a non-commnenter, you must remember that I am a digital immigrant, not a digital native (like you and the Big D). As a DI, I usually prefer passing along my thoughts and comments by TALKING! I know, I know, that is so last century, but I am a product of the last century. I am working on it. At least I have learned to chat...
Now, about the insane family members. I expect a list in my Gmail account by Monday. Why do I want a list, you ask? Two reasons. #1) To see if I am on it.
#2) To see if your list matches mine.
One last thing... don't stop writing about the funny stuff like bumpy butted spiders and Lysol. A merry heart does the heart good like a medicine, Dr. Crystal.
BTW, for all of you "Bloggy Friends" of Crystal's, I am her "Bloggy Dad."