Monday, June 11, 2007

It's a Carnival! And the story of my blog.

My buddy Chilihead is hosting a carnival! That's right, she's a nosy-rosy and wants to know everyone's story about how they started blogging. For me? It's a good way to get some linkage on a highly-traveled site! Woo-hoo!

So for the other nosy-rosies out there, knock yourself out:

How did you start blogging?

Chilihead was at my house one afternoon and she sheepishly mentioned she had a blog thing out here. Whaaattt! And didn't tell me about it!? I was so impressed with what she had done with her blog that it didn't take much of her prodding to get me started as well. I'm a writer at heart and blogging seemed a great outlet for me to be creative and have a little project going as well.

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?

(Wow, if I didn't know better I think I'm sitting across from some HR rep at Big Company.)

Achieve? I have to achieve something? I haven't really thought about it much. I hope someday I will have visitors to my blog who look forward to reading a little humor, a little poignant story now and then, and get to know me a little. I like the idea of my family and friends visiting and staying caught up on things. As mundane as they seem sometimes, this is my life.

As for future plans, maybe I can figure out a way to make this blog earn me a little cash.

Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How?

I didn't have a "focus" when I started so this really isn't relevant. I can say, though, I'm more comfortable writing now. My early posts were a little Niles-Cranish, now they're more Roz.

What do you know now that you wish you'd known when you started?

Hmmm, I'm still learning. I wish I was a little more technical.

Do you make money with your blog?

See above. Sadly, no.

Does your immediate or extended family know about your blog? If so, do they read it? If not, why?

My relatives are reading, I think. Most of them do not leave comments. If only they knew that comments are like manna from heaven. Or the "crack of life" as Chili says. Throw me a bone people!

Husband, on the other hand, is a big ol' skeptic about the whole thing. I don't think he reads it (do you hon?)

What two pieces of advice would you give to a new blogger?

Write from the heart. And use humor. And brevity is beautiful. And you don't always have to play by the rules.

That's the whole story. Exciting huh. Well, you wanted to know!

For what are probably much more interesting blog histories, check out Chili's Carnival. And get me some cotton candy while you're there.


Anonymous said...

You have an awesome voice, my friend. I hope you can find more time to blog more often.

For those of you just visiting for the first time, check back! This girl is one of my most special friends and she's awesome. And her boys ain't so bad either.

Anonymous said...

I got here from WFMW (love the shoe organizer idea) and was intrigued by the NightLine hat, then read your blog story. Still making my way through those. I love your humor!

tigerbaby76 said...

Can't wait to read more, I didn't even know you had a blog...should be fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Just so you know this blog was added to "my favorites". Love it, you have talent my friend, talent!