I’ve been in bed for the past three days, bored out of my tree (there’s only so much sleeping you can do/online TV you can watch when you’re sick), so i decided to search for some blog tags and came across a Blog Q&A.
I used to love filling out surveys on livejournal (am I showing my age?) and thought that this would be kind of fun. If you’d like to join in, I’ll leave the list of questions at the bottom of the post.
When did you first start blogging and why?
Honestly can’t remember, I think I was probably about 17, and used the journal section on my bolt.com profile (did anyone else have a bolt account?, thankfully I can’t remember the username I had, but I’m fairly certain it was embarrassing as hell).
Have you had any past online presence?
Yes; I had accounts on livejournal, deadjournal, melodramatic, geocities, tripod and angelfire as well as accounts on bebo and myspace. I’m not going to lie, my older accounts may have featured green text on a black background and scrolling marquees. Oh, the shame.
When did you become serious about your blog?
Within the past year? I had always wanted to blog regularly, but never really made it a priority.
What was your first blog post?
On this blog, it was a what’s in my bag post, featuring some very blurry photos (which is pretty embarrassing considering I used a DSLR, I really hope I’ve gotten better at taking photos)
What have been your biggest challenges blogging?
For me recently, it’s a been finding the time to blog while juggling work and life stresses. In the past it’s been juggling what I want to write vs what I think people who read my blog want me to write, and how my posts will be perceived.
What’s the most rewarding thing about blogging?
Being able to articulate how I feel. I tend to be better at writing how I feel than I am at speaking and find that blogging has been a great outlet for me.
What is the most discouraging thing about blogging?
I feel discouraged most when I write a post that I have put a lot of effort into and it doesn’t get many views/comments.
What is your lasting inspiration or motivation?
I have joined a couple of New Zealand based blogging groups on facebook and have found them great for meeting new people and keeping me motivated (#nzbloggers and #brunchclub for those of you in New Zealand who want to connect with other bloggers).
What is your blogging dirty little secret?
Not sure if I have one.
What is your current goal as a blogger?
To make blogging a priority, and to figure out a balance between blogging and day to day life.