Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Why I Blog...

Laurie at Sea Glass Hearts tagged me for the Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Your Blogging Story Carnival at Don't Try This at Home.

I'm afraid my blogging story isn't terribly interesting - but here goes.

How did you start blogging?
I started blogging because my friend Liz had started, and it seemed like fun.

Did you intend to have a blog with a big following? If so, how did you go about getting it?
No, and I don’t think I have a big following now. Though more than when I started. The following I did get, I got (I suppose) by linking to other blogs, leaving comments - generally making myself part of a community.

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?
I hoped to have a place to have my say, and also to make sure I kept writing. I think I’ve done both of those things.

Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How?
Not really, my blog focuses on my thoughts and reactions to daily life.

What do you know now that you wish you'd known when you started?
That I’d become acquainted with so many great people –it’s like having friends all over the world.

Do you make money with your blog?
No – but that would be nice, wouldn’t it.

Does your immediate or extended family know about your blog? If so, do they read it? If not, why?
Some of my family reads it, some do not. I don’t ask them to – but I think most know about it.

What two pieces of advice would you give to a new blogger?
Reach out to others and comment in others blogs. Comments are one of the only ways we know if people are listening. Become part of the community, link to other blogs. And try to write regularly. With any habit – if you stop its hard to start again.

There is a round-up of "Why I Blog" posts at Don't Try This at Home. Check it out. And add your own.


Laurie said...

Thanks for reading my blog, finding your TAG & sharing!
Have a great day!

Esther said...

Well, I am glad you started blogging.