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...
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I found this idea on Boomama.