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Friday, April 24, 2009

A stolen MeMe

Now that I am recovered from my travels and have finish the series that wouldn't end I move on. I know y'all are breathing a sigh of relief.

Several days ago Linda @ 2nd Cup did a meme that I really liked. (follow the link below if you did not read her original post)

So here's a stolen meme about blogging.

Trying to find its source of origin would have led me down a path of links that I'd still be on in 2014, so I'm just plain ol' stealing it.

I guess it is better to be a day (or a week) late and a dollar short than to have missed the party all together. So here goes!


1. What is your blog about?

When I began this blog 14 months ago I did it on a whim. I had no real purpose or direction in mind. I had a sweet friend at church who had a blog and it sounded fun so one day for no particular reason (very Forest Gump) other than “I wanted one” I set up my blogger account.

Over the course of the past 14 months I have written about many things and if I had to place a definition or theme for my blog I would simply say “ME”.

When you click over to this blog there are days when I will be sharing about my faith and how my amazing God works in my life. My opinion, God is awesome and when He shows up in an amazing way, which He always does, then I have to share!

There are times when I have to share a belly laugh with you or an embarrassing moment, my motto is if I'm going to make a fool of myself in public then I need to be willing to share it with the rest of the world. I am nothing if not honest in my deep desire to be as real a possible with all of y'all. If I have a break from reality and go postal on the poor server at the neighborhood Zaxby’s then you are going to hear about it.


2. What will you never write about?

I am not a huge fan of politics, I know who I voted for but I feel so bombarded by the political machine that when I come to my blog I want to get away for the tedious and ridiculous minutia that the political arena brings with it. So politics, not so much!

I am not huge fan of blogs that bash, except for when Oprah send me over the edge, then I feel  moral compulsion to set the records straight. So I hopeful try to keep it positive and refrain from undue negativity!

I also feel that there are some thing that just need to be kept private, if I can’t utter the words out loud in a conversation with a friend then it won’t be content for a blog post.

 

3. Have you ever considered quitting blogging?

I have moments when I feel either overwhelmed or at a complete loss. 

I either have too much to do and not enough time to do it and putting a post together is the last thing on my to-do-list. In those moments I feel the slightest pangs of “Is this the best use of my time…..” kind of feelings. 

There are other times when I am sitting at the keyboard just staring at the page in front of me and drawing a complete blank. During those times I feel like a vacant mannequin with nothing relevant to say and then I begin wondering why anyone would ever want to ready anything I have written.

Then I fix myself a latte’ and remember that thankfully the world does not revolve around me. I then remind myself again that the universe is safe from spinning off it axis  if I don’t have anything relevant to say and that blogging is supposed to be fun and not burdensome. Then I take another sip of my latte’ and just tell myself to lighten up and move on.


4. What would you do instead?

Good question?

That’s like asking “Which came first the chicken or the egg?” 

or 

“If a tree fall in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make any noise?”

Maybe lean how to throw pots, (y'all duck, bad joke I know!!) I’ve always wanted a potter’s wheel and a kiln. It always looks like so much fun!


5. What do you think blogging will be like in 5 years?

In five years I will be officially eligible for the senior citizen discount in many of the fine dinning establishments such as IHOP and Shoney’s and maybe even a few movie theaters so I may expand my blogging repertoire to the occasional restaurant or movie review. I may also consider weekly segments such as “What hurts this week?” as well as “Remember when I could remember….”


6. What is the most extraordinary thing that happened to you because of blogging?

I finally got over my fear of sharing what I write with the general public. For the longest time I had this ingrained notion that I could not call myself a writer because I have never felt like I was “smart”. I do not have a collage degree like many of my contemporaries. One day I plan to remedy that, just maybe when my girl child is finally out from under foot I may find myself back in the classroom, who knows……so with each post and the positive reinforcement I have received for my comments I feel hugely more confident in placing my thoughts and experiences down for the world to read.


7. Did you write a blog post or comment you later regretted?

I have written many posts that have been deeply personal to me. As I said before being open and honest about my life, warts and all, is critical.  At times I feel lead to post about things in my life that cause me great pain. I have never regretted (yet) opening up my heart and revealing the pain or the heartbreak that I have experienced. I have had moments of doubt, but most times I simple hit the publish button and place it in God’s capable hands.


8. Pet peeves?

I’m with Lid, I am not fan of music on a blog. I find it distributing and most times if a blog has music in the background I will almost immediatly hit my mute button on the ol’ laptop.

Secondly, black or dark backgrounds with white type, or very little type, or when the font color and the background color are very similar, hurts my eyes! It just makes me nuts!!!!!!

Third, huge long unending paragraphs that go on and on on on and on and on………………. enough all ready. If I can't scroll through your post in a few short strokes then I start having the TMTR mantra in my head, that is everyone’s post but mine of course...

 

End on a happy note:

10 things I love about Blogging:

            All of my faithful followers!

Anyone who stops and leaves a comment!

All y’all who love my accent (God love each and everyone one of y’all!)

Post that make me laugh out loud!

Post that make my cry!

A good meme. (like this one!)

Contest, Carnivals, Give-A-Ways and Mr. Linkey!!!!!

Finding a great new bloggy friend from someplace far away!

Feeling like a rocket scientist when I figure out some new bloggy trick!!!! I am still amazed that I was able to configure a third column on my blog…..

Blog language: Blogosphere, vlog, DD, DH, MIL and expressions like Whoo to the Hooo!

 

Blessings

Robin


Feel free to steal away... this was fun!!!!!!


5 comments:

Kim said...

"I may also consider weekly segments such as “What hurts this week?” as well as “Remember when I could remember….” LOL You crack me up!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hello and congratulations. You probably don't realize it, but you've won my little quiet blog contest by becoming my 100th follower!

Please send me your address so I can mail you a little gifty. :) If you'd like, I'll also make you some sort of blog bling to display...or not. LOL

AngieDLed@aol.com

skoots1mom said...

you won, too! we both won in the same week...cool!
good blog...
i

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Loved it, Robin. My time is short here in the lobby in Duluth. I looked at the schedule today to see if I had any free time at all, and I do not appear to. I"m not even sure what the group's doing after things end tonight. But, here's a big ol' cyber hug.

Julie said...

Loved your Meme. I too struggled to call myself a writer. It was weird. There was too much significance tied into the word "writer" for me to speak it about myself. Plus I am a simple minded woman who was glad to graduate from high school. All I ever wanted to be was a wife/mother. Could I really be a writer when I barely learned vocabulary definitions in high school?

But if I really break it down... a writer is someone who writes. OK, that's not hard to claim. I do write.. lol

I'm also close to getting the senior citizen discount. It's 55 right? 4 more years to go.

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