It’s Friday and time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy! A couple of questions we answer to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break. Copy to your own blog and enjoy!
This week my questions are going to themed…as in they are all about blogging and just to throw you off – there are more than 5 this time!!
1. When did you begin blogging? Do you plan to do it a long time or do you think you’ll stop after a while?
I actually began blogging in 2007. I moved a lot of my blogs from that point over to this one. I like the whole journaling and things. I had a "livejournal" back before MySpace... so probably back in 2005-06 is when I really started, just don't have those posts. So its obvious I want to do it long-term, even if no one else reads it but lil' ole me.
2. What do you enjoy more - blogging yourself or reading other’s blogs?
I say its 50/50. I love releasing all of my thoughts and people commenting or not. Its a good release on all the stresses/emotions going on in my head. I also LOVE reading others blogs because I'm inspired by others stories and well lets be real... I'm a bit NOSEY!
3. What’s the biggest thing blogging has taught you? Biggest surprise about blogging?
Taught me? Hmmm... I don't know. To be honest, I have ran a fansite and have been a part of messageboards since 2000. So I learned a lot about how the internet and people act on it a long time ago. Blogging has just my way of journaling without getting wrist cramps. LOL. But the biggest surprise is finally being able to connect with others... its been a long time since I don't do the fansite/messageboards much anymore.
4. Have you met any other bloggers in real life – solely because of your blog or theirs?
Never met any real-life bloggers. But I have met people off the internet through my fansite and messageboards (ohhh the memories of 5 Nelly concerts with fellow fans!) Good times! Now back to the blogging world >>> I can't wait to meet other bloggers. I am not fearful of that... in fact, I met my husband off of MySpace (don't judge me!) Lol.
5. Does your blog have a general theme as in one topic or do you cover everything and anything?
I was trying to come up with one... but mainly its about ME, my life. I didn't want it only about weight loss since I had previous blog postings about my life anyways. However since the LapBand, it has turned to more about the weight loss struggles. But in general, still is about my life... thats how I like it, bayybayy (in my New Orleans accent)!
6. Are you public or anonymous? Whichever you are – do you ever wish you were the other?
Public! No offense to anyone who isn't but I'm the kind of person that likes to put it all out there. Does my family know the link... maybe, maybe not. But I do notice because I am public I hold back more than I probably want to. I have noticed in the past few years I am more "censored" and recently coming upon that revelation... I choose to change it. I don't aim to hurt people but I do want to air my true feelings. So some things may be said that could potentially sting people. And truth is... anything I say here, I would say to your face. So it is what it is.......
7. What’s your best blogging advice for a new blogger?
Seriously... be you! Don't hold back. Don't be afraid to have bad days and blog, don't be afraid of others judging you. This is your blog, your life, your opinions... and if others don't like it, they don't have to follow and they can hit the X at the corner. (Basically what I've always told people on messageboards, etc).
8. Does anyone in your real life read your blog/know it’s address? Do you wish they would or wouldn’t?
I'm sure they do... because its linked to my FB page. But I doubt they read it. Well no, some have said they read it (just don't follow) and well they know how I am offline so it really doesn't bother them much. The only person I don't want viewing my page is my husband's ex (usually I would careless but she likes to hold things against him which eventually affects his time with his son).
9. Do you enjoy blogging or do you view it as a chore? How often do you blog?
I enjoy it... I admit at times I get tired of it (or well the internet in general). So I'll take breaks but I always come back.
10. Do you tell people in your real life that you blog? Or keep it a secret?
Yes... I do. I even suggest other people do it. My niece is semi-on board with blogging.
Have a great weekend everyone!!