**** It has been too hot to stay at my computer very long so I'm sorry that I haven't kept up reading all your blogs. We're in an extensive heat wave and I have to hang out in the rooms near where we have a window air con.****
This meme is asking all about how I became a blogger and came from Annelisa.
How/why did you get sucked into the blogging whirlpool?
I had a friend at the time who had just started a blog himself and he thought my e-mails sounded sort of "bloggish" in that they were full of gold nuggets on everything and anything. He said I should mine the sort of stuff we talked about and put that and my poems on a blog. I felt like I was being pushed and really didn't want to do it. I had no idea what it as all about and should have asked more questions and viewed various blogs.
How long ago did you start?
My original one, called, "Mooky's Place" was created in November 2004.
Who introduced you?
A friend who had one and set it up for me.
Who was your very first visitor, and do you both still visit each other?
The guy who set it up and no, he doesn't visit mine anymore. His personal blog is inactive but he just rejuvenated a business blog on signmaking, "Following The Signs". Nobody in my family reads it, unless I e-mail a post. The one time my sister read it she said, "I took a look at your blog sight. It is interesting listening to your "conversations" with your blogging friends. I felt like I was eavesdropping."I actually thought that was cool, don't you?
How has your blog changed from your first posts, and did you envisage it developing the way it has?
My posts in the beginning were all just poetry and short stories I had already written. Gradually, it branched out to include daily life chatter, and finally, I learned how to upload pictures.
When I first started, I didn't really understand the idea of visiting other blogs so I never visited any others except my friend's for about a year! Of course, no one ever visited me either.
The thing that I never would have expected to be on my blog was my song and a video to go with it. This is only because Annelisa wanted to create a video and knew how to do it...well, stayed up all night one time to figure out how to get it on You Tube!
Other than the video/song, my blog is very simple and quite unadorned - nothing much on the sidebar, no real ads, awards, challenges, achievements, fabulous links, incredible flashing moving figures uploaded from God knows where.... and I'm fine with that - it overwhelms me and I don't want all that much on it.
Have you any other blogs and, if so, what is their purpose?
No, it's hard enough for me to maintain Spilling Out! I started with one, then deleted it after a year because I thought there was a weird person obsessing over my blog. The visitor was on it 24/7 several times a day for hours!
I transferred a lot of the posts over here. So there you have it. Nothing particularly exciting but I still enjoy writing and visiting blogs! Thanks to all those who have ever taken the time to stop by and read. I have really appreciated your comments as well.MOI
Labels: How I Got Blogging. Memes