My very good bloggy friend Kim over at lifeafter has tagged me to do a meme. I will try my best. I am never very good at these things because it gives me a subject and I have to think about just that subject.....ADD people are not good at rules.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING? I started blogging on October 12, 2006. I never really meant to get into the blogging thing but somehow did, and I do enjoy it even though I know I'm not good writer...I just type what comes to mind.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START A BLOG AND WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS? I think I just lucked into finding someones blog and just enjoyed it. I don't really have any mentors because that would mean I am a serious writer and I'm not. I enjoy dozens of well written blogs, and some not so well written ones. My mother was an English teacher at a different school than the one I attended. That fact made some teachers expect more from me than I was capable of delivering. I always did ok but if I didn't do perfect I would hear "and your mom is an English teacher, you should know better." That and that alone was enough to make me quit trying. I was always one who did the exact opposite of what people told me to do. Remember when you had your children and the doctors said no hanky panky for 6 weeks....that was the best aphrodisiac in the world for me... how dare they tell me what I can't do. SH loved doctors to tell me that;-)
ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE OR JUST DOING IT FOR FUN? That is almost funny...again, I do not pretend to be a serious writer and I know my limitations...which are many so I am just doing this for fun.
WHAT THREE (3) THINGS DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING ONLINE?1. I love that I can write something here and people from all over the United States (and a few other countries) read it. It is amazing to me that I can type something here and someone can read it in NY 5 minutes later. 2. I love being able to put pictures and stories about the people I love on the internet and sharing them with my blogging buddies. 3. I love meeting new people through this blog. I could sit here in my underwear (which I don't do I promise) and talk to people and not get arrested like I would if I were to talk to people while I was in my underwear in umm, a shopping mall.
WHAT THREE(3) THINGS DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH ONLINE? 1. The knowledge that I censor myself because there are some people who might read this that do not have the same sense of humor I do and would not find some stuff humorous, or even clean. I know a lot of people that, if I wrote what I wanted too, would get upset and probably never talk to me again. I don't have anything bad to say about anyone who would read this.... but I do have a certain Jr. high sense of humor sometimes that would probably turn some people off. 2. Writing stuff that I think someone else would enjoy reading and not bore them to tears. 3. Finding the right balance between sharing and overstepping my bounds with my families privacy. I would share everything and it would not bother me one bit but my teens...they seem a little more private than I am at times.
Monkling and Ann Marie...of either or both of you read this....your turn.