Tuesday, September 18, 2007
blah blah bloggity
ok, i seem to be a sucker for memes lately. i really like these kind where you can join in but you're not expected to tag anyone. i like the format that they provide on days when i'm not feeling particularly creative. i first read this quesionnaire on pixiegenne's blog. she does phenomenal decoupage work. you should check her out!!!
1. Do you promote your blog?
i don't know if promote is the right word. i tell friends about it. i have a link to it on my flickr profile. and i usually leave the url when commenting on other blogs. but when people i've just met tell me they've read my blog through a blog aggregator (is that a word?), i turn bright red.
2. How often do you check hits?
i used to check daily. but it was too depressing. now i check when i remember the stat counter is there. which i guess is more often than not.
3. Do you stick to one topic?
not really. i'm not a one topic gal. it's become a little more focused on the things that i make or the things that i fantasize about making and the things that i do with my family and the things that i do by myself. but it's generally all over the place. i like it that way.
4. Who knows that you have a blog?
some friends. perhaps a few family members? people that i've connected with in the blogging community. or anyone that asks me if i have a blog. who else knows? c'mon tell me!
5. How many blogs do you read?
pretty much all the ones that i link to. and a few more. there are so many out there. it can become all consuming. i do have a life outside the computer. though my poor little daughter might not agree (righ now she's sitting on the couch next to me reading "the dark is rising" while i tap away at the keyboard).
6. Are you a fast reader?
what kind of question is that? not exceptionally fast. but not slow either. sometimes i just look at the pretty pictures. i'm a fast typer though.
7. Do you customize your blog or do anything technical?
i would like to customize it. it took me over two years just to figure out how to put my own picture up as the header. and i didn't even figure it out. my husband did. i'm a bit lazy about figuring out technical things.
8. Do you blog anonymously?
no. sometimes i worry about that. but i try to trust in the universe.
9. To what extent do you censor yourself?
perhaps not enough. . . i don't know. i don't write about sex and drugs. i do write about rock and roll. i don't voice negative opinions about friends and family, or talk about the latest argument i had with so and so. if i did, i'd transmute it into a creative use of language. i don't do that much either.
10. The best thing about blogging?
it motivates me to write. it's not as personal or as whiney or as out there as my journal entries usually are (i've been toting journals around in my purse for at least two decades; i have crates full of them). but it's still a writing practice, experimental or straightforward or intellectual or confessional or not.
i also love the connections that are growing with other bloggers, and that i've even made a friend or two through the blog.
and i like being able to combine words and photos. the digital camera brought a whole new dimension to blogging.
who else wants to join in? please let me know if you do!