Another post inspired by Big Mama. She asked the following questions, and blatantly copying off of a fellow blogger, I decided to post my answers.
1. What part of blogging brings you the most joy and satisfaction? Relationships? Having an outlet for writing? Reading? Commenting? Building your traffic? Something else?
2. What is the most frustrating part of blogging for you?
3. If you had to give someone one piece of advice about blogging, what would it be?
4. What do you know about blogging now that you WISH you had known when you started your blog?
5. What draws you to the blogs you read regularly? What elevates a blog to “daily read” status?
1. Blogging is becoming more of a creative outlet for me. I started out doing it just so I could share pictures of our family with people who live far away and can't see us on a regular basis. Now I catch myself thinking "this would be a good blog post" while I live my daily life. I think getting more involved in reading other blogs brought this on!! I have a counter for traffic on my blog but I rarely look at it. I will admit, if I have a post with no comments (or only one and it's my Mom, lol) I get a tad disappointed and I mark that one up as a dud.
2. The most frustrating part of blogging for me is comment response. What I mean is, I leave a comment on someone else's blog that is a question, for instance, and they never respond. I realize this is probably just my personality and perhaps I have an abnormal need of validation. LOL
3. My advice about blogging would be: if someone leaves you a comment, leave one back for them!
4. I don't really have anything to put here. I've enjoyed learning as I go with blogging and slowly getting more involved.
5. The blogs I read daily are mostly people I know (in real life) but I do have several that I read because we have things in common, or they have really fun posts, or we have struck up a blog friendship in some way.
I'm finding out in the "blog world" that I may be considered too open. A lot of people don't share their real names, kids' names, etc. I understand why that is. I guess I'm more worried about the bad guys in my neighborhood than I am the cyber space ones. I've always been an open person, "wear your heart on your sleeve" type person and I guess it followed me to blogging as well.