Saturday, December 02, 2006

Tagged: My answers about blogging

I was tagged by TL - so here are my thoughts on blogging:

1 Do you like the look and the contents of your blog?
Nope, absolutely not, but I’m a victim of computer-dumbness and therefore a slave to Blogger templates.

2 Does your family know about your blog?
Yes, but none of them read it, except my hubby (sometimes)! My mother is in her 80’s and still hasn’t figured out the microwave so a computer isn’t a feature in her house, my in-laws are too busy for nonsense like this
, and my sister barely knows how to work email.

3 Can you tell your friends about your blog? Do you consider it a private thing?
I tell some of my friends. Some read it, some don’t. Some just aren’t in to the whole blog thing!

4 Do you just read the blogs of those who comment on your blog? or you try to discover new blogs? Yes – I absolutely check out the blogs of commenters and I like to follow links on the blogs I read so I get all over the place!

5 Did your blog positively affect your mind? Give an example.
Yes, yes, yes!!! At the very least, it gets me writing, which is a good thing -- because I don’t always have the time and/or focus to work on my wip (like now – just sitting down for a few moments before Sweetness wakes from his nap). It’s also cathartic in some ways to just ramble about all things good, bad, beautiful and ugly.

6 What does the number of visitors to your blog mean? Do you use a traffic counter?
I don’t use a traffic counter and only have the ‘view profile’ feature to see how many folks have checked me out. Do I care? Not really… see answer #5.

7 Do you imagine how other bloggers look like?
Yes! But most bloggers are generous with pics on their profiles. Unlike me…

8 Do you think blogging has any real benefit?
Refer to answer #5. And… for others with solitary professions, like writers, it’s a great way to stay sane, share ideas and trade secrets, support each other and make friends *waving at TL!*

9 Do you think that the blogosphere is a stand alone community separated from the real world?
I hope so! The wonderful thing about the blogosphere is you get to choose what sites you want to read, choose whom to connect to, and socialize with those with similar ideas/interests – unlike other social situations like a work atmosphere, or family.

10 Do some political blogs scare you? Do you avoid them?
I don’t avoid them, but I don’t seek them out. I get my political and world news both from internet news sites and print media. That said, if I ever stumble upon a political site that is aligned with my ideals (and sense of sarcasm), I’ll visit often.

11 Do you think that criticizing your blog is useful?
Criticize my blog? I’m too busy criticizing my writing, my husband and my thighs!

12 Have you ever thought about what would happen to your blog in case you died?
Hmmm,… I’d better amend my will. I’d hate to cause a rift in my family.

13 Which blogger had the greatest impression on you?
I was intimidated by the blogosphere because I’d been reading only ‘topical’ blogs and couldn’t decide what subject mine should be about. There are lots of great book and movie review sites, writing tip sites, blah, blah, blah… Until I found TL’s Tennessee Text Wrestling. TL showed through example that you can have a blog about everything (in her case hawgs, writing, cats, science, etc…) I found I enjoyed reading snippets of her life and thought, ‘Hey – I could do this!’, so my blog is an eclectic mix of important nonsense.

14 Which blogger do you think is the most similar to you?
Aha! This is a trick question…. My site is as unique as I am. (okay… and I copy TL and Amy a lot)

15 Name a song you want to listen to?
At this moment, “Happy Birthday”


Thomma Lyn said...

Reading your answers was a lot of fun, and awww, thanks for your sweet words in #'s 8 and 13! :)

Is it your birthday? If it is, happy, happy birthday, and hubby, all the cats, and I are singing (or meowing) "Happy Birthday to You!" (sorry the cats can't carry a tune, LOL) :)

Wylie Kinson said...

It is indeed my birthday. I'm 29, again!
I'll be blogging about his wonderful day later on - after my boys take me out for a fabulous dinner! Micky Dee's - here we come!!

Thomma Lyn said...

LOL, how cute. :) Have a wonderful birthday!

Amy Ruttan said...

Happy B-day. Mickey Dees was on the menu tonight for me as well. When I'm hung over theres nothing like a Big Mac

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks, Amy!
We actually skipped MD's in favor of Swiss Chalet. Mmmmm. It's normally not one of my favorites but I hated the thought of a burger and fries for such an important birthday (that being 29, again). The Holiday Menu was scrummy and came with a box of Lindor Chocolate Truffles! The kids were wonderfully behaved so that was the best present I got!

Anonymous said...

good answers to the questions posted. as for my blog, just need to know who they and from where do they come from. more of an informative blog or even things that i just want to keep as a record.