So Over at Casa Chili there is a little meme going on.. I thought I would jump on board. Although I am #somewhere after 100 so I doubt I'll get many hits I thought I would answer these questions at least for myself...
How did you start blogging?
I had been reading blogs for a while -- an I was having such a great time I thought I would try it. After all all the cool kids were doing it. And really - I talk to myself ALOT so I thought maybe I could stem that tendency by writing it down. Instead, now I talk to myself in blog posts.
Did you intend to be a blog w/a big following? If so, how did you go about it? o
K- I won't lie. I hoped to get a following at some point. Really, if I wanted it to be just for me I could write in a diary or scrapbook. I guess to ACQUIRE a following posting on a more regular basis would help. ;-) I know I have a couple of regular readers though.
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?
Goal? None really, other than thinking out loud - and hopefully finding out I am not crazed. HA!
Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How?
I would say yes. It was slot about my garden at first, now it's more about my kids, depression and smattering of faith thrown in for flavor. MY life has change d SO MUCH since I started posting that the blog had to grow and change as well.
What do you know now that you wish you'd known when you started?
I wish I had researched my platform better.
Do you make money with your blog?
No but I wish I did. Gotta figure that one out. And I totally want some free stuff. Of course since I don't have a huge following.....
Does your immediate or extended family know about your blog? If so, do they read it? If not, why?
Hubby yes, mom NO - my friends - well some of them actually read me. But my church friends or homeschool friends I have yet to tell. This sounds silly but it's kinda intimate - I delve into some deep stuff sometimes (not so much lately) and I would feel exposed if I was standing in line at the play-center with someone I knew read some of the stuff I have written.
What two pieces of advice would you give to a new blogger?
Remember not to write anything you'll regret.
Don't blog during a storm ----!!!!!