Monday, September 07, 2009

I Am A Blogger (Take 2)

I lifted this meme from Laura at Harassedmom. Hence, take 2.

How long have you been blogging:
Since January 2006

Why did you start blogging:

I was working as a telecommunications journalist and wanted to write about the creative writing aspect of my writing. Mostly I chatted about my writing for children and parenting.

What have you found to be the benefits of blogging:
a) I made friends and it’s a way to keep in touch with some of my real-life friends.
b) It helps me keep the people in my life updated on what I’m doing.
c) It has evolved into an online portfolio of my work, so potential employers can see what I do, my areas of interest etc.

How many times a week do you post an entry:
I aim for 5 days a week, weekdays.

How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis:
Lots. Those I like, and I’m also constantly looking for bloggers I haven’t read before. Then there are those I read for networking purposes for work.

Do you comment on other people’s blogs:
Yes. But there are a couple where I lurk.

Do you keep track of how many visitors you’ve had:
For Storypot? Not really. I have the tool installed, though I rarely study the data. I keep track of the comments though, and am very happy when people who's been here leave a word.

Do you ever regret a post that you wrote:
I did once. It was about about my father, who died of cancer in 2002. I hadn't really come to terms with telling my life stories then. So I felt too exposed and took the post down. I'm still not very comfortable sharing my feelings on the blog.

Do you think your audience has a true sense of who you are based on your blog:
Perhaps. I think my audience has a true sense of my writing life. But then, sometimes when we write, we inadvertently reveal aspects of our personalities, so I’m sure they are building a good picture of me from that info too.

Do you blog under your real name:

Are there topics you would never blog about:
Yes. My relationship issues. That is, my social/dating life,what happens between me and my clients or my relationships issues with my friends either.

What is the theme/topic of your blog:
The life of a writer

Do you have more than one blog. If so, why?
Yes. I eventually moved my children’s stories and poetry to another blog, because I felt that the conversation on this blog made it very difficult for readers who are interested in the stories to find them. I haven't updated the site in a long while though.

Have you ever deleted a comment from your blog:
Yes. Spam. I've been lucky to escape the attention of trolls, and hope my luck holds for a while longer.


Tamara said...

Cool meme. I may steal it later in the week ;-)

I can't lurk. My mouth is too big and I feel the urge to comment!

Laura said...

I love that everyone has done this :) It is a great meme!

Gosh you have been blogging long!

Jeanette said...

I'm enjoying following the links to this meme all over the place. I must come back and read your blog again!

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