Monday, June 11, 2007

My Blogging (Short) Story

Well, I wasn't sure I was going to do this Blogging Story Carnival by Chilihead because I wasn't sure I really had a story...I've only been blogging for a little over a month. But hey, what else is there to do at 12:10am on a Tuesday morning? Sleep is surely not an option for a dedicated blogger. Plus, Shelley and Janelle both joined the fun, so who am to be a party pooper?

HOW DID YOU START BLOGGING?

My good friend Sara sent me a link to her blog and I began reading it faithfully. After a while one blog was just not ENOUGH so I started reading some of the other blogs that she recommended like Big Mama and Baby Bangs. My blogging instinct kicked in soon after and I HAD to have a blog of my own.

DID YOU INTEND TO HAVE A BLOG WITH A FOLLOWING?

That question seems to insinuate that the person answering has a blog with a following...so I think I need not answer. In other words...N/A (not applicable)


WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH YOUR BLOG?

I hope to keep a record of my daily life and share it with family and friends. I hope to be real and transparent and to find humor in the everyday. Also, maybe I'd like to share a side of me that I don't always feel as safe to show in REAL life. I'm learning some things about myself in the process.


HAS THE FOCUS OF YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU STARTED?

Well, I've only been blogging for one month, so I'm not sure I have a focus, or ever will. I know at first I had a hard time deciding where I was going with it. And I'm still not sure I'm going anywhere...I think this answer is case in point.


WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW WHEN YOU STARTED?

I wish I knew how much joy it would bring me. I know that may sound silly, but it's true. I find myself focusing more on the humor and positive aspects of the situations I find mysef in.


DO YOU MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR BLOG?

No, but I'm not spending any either so I guess I'm coming out even...which is more than I can say for most hobbies.


DOES YOUR IMMEDIATE/EXTENDED FAMILY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BLOG?

Yes, and a few of them even read it.

WHAT TWO PIECES OF ADVICE WOULD YOU TELL NEW BLOGGERS?

I'm still a newbie, but my best advice would be...

1) Check out Blogging Basics 101

2) Be mindful of the tone of your writing. This is hard to do because you know how you hear it in your head, but it can come across very differently depending on the perspective of the reader.

4 comments:

Janelle said...

You have good tone, baby! I do understand about the joy. It sounds weird, but I so love this!

Lana said...

Welcome to Bloggy Land! Love the comment on tone! So, so true. Blessings on your blog...

Lana G!
http://airmiles.wordpress.com/

Janelle said...

OK...still cracking up about the "be mindful of the tone of your writing", when you scroll down to the next post that has definate LISTEN HERE MISTER TONE. Very funny!

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

Interesting.
Last bit of advise is so true.

I am guilty of sometimes not being clear.