Friday, August 17, 2007

Since Scotte's Answering Questions...

So tomorrow I'm headed to Hawaii. For work. I know. I know. Hard Life but it is a hard life. I will be cranking the 18 hour days and hoping that i wake up at 5:00 am to go to the beach for a half an hour before I need to set up registration. Anyway, so we don't go into complete radio silence when I'm away, I am leaving it up to you all, my fellow bloggers to help a fellow blogger out. Put answers in the comments and I will post them on the blog.

Here's some navel gazing:

1. Did you ever keep a diary? Do you still? How is blogging different from keeping a written journal?

2. What's the weirdest thing that's happened to you because of blogging?

3. Have you ever met someone who read your blog without previously knowing they read your blog?

4. Is there an entry you are particularly proud of? What was it about?

5. Is there any entry you are particularly embarrassed about? What was it about?

6, Why do you keep blogging?

My answers will be forthcoming. I will most likely be wearing a lei while typing them. In the meantime, I want answers!

5 comments:

Stef said...

I'll play!

1. Yes, off and on since I was about 10. My biggest journaling time was college-grad school-early 20's. I'm a lot more open, vulnerable, and seraching in my journals than on the blog, for obvious reasons.

2. The random happy hours with strangers were pretty weird. I usually had fun, but it was a strange way to have small talk with people you didn't know at all but had been reading about, and vice versa.

3. I don't think so, but I've had friends who I didn't know read my blog say things to me that they only could've known by reading.

4. I was really excited that my first time in the Express was one of my more thoughtful political posts. Later ones were more random. And I made it into Wonkette with an Ann Coulter-hellfire post!

5. Ah, the whole eHarmony thing. I really didn't know it was that evil until I posted about it and everyone told me. I was embarrassed that I hadn't done more research on my own and had been giving money to a company that I should've despised all along.

6. God, who knows. I think about quitting pretty often. I don't get the same out of it as I used to - and I tend to like reading my friends' blogs more than writing my own these days.

John said...

Nice post! You have said it very well. Keep going.

ScottE. said...

1. Did you ever keep a diary? Do you still? How is blogging different from keeping a written journal?

No. I think blogging is different because it's open to anyone who clicks in. Some folks guard themselves a bit when writing a blog. Some people hide behind the anonymous web and share all.

2. What's the weirdest thing that's happened to you because of blogging?

I met you! HA. But seriously, I have met some very interesting, great people.

3. Have you ever met someone who read your blog without previously knowing they read your blog?

No.

4. Is there an entry you are particularly proud of? What was it about?

There are few, but the one I keep clicking back to is the Brown Butter/Vanilla Brioche. Particularly because it was such a project!

5. Is there any entry you are particularly embarrassed about? What was it about?

Not really. Being a food blogger, I try to post the good and the bad. There was one mishap with scallops that was certainly awful.

6, Why do you keep blogging?

I love it. It's the longest I've kept with any hobby.

Mishri said...

1. I used to keep a diary off-and-on, but I was too lazy to maintain the discipline need. Blogging is easier because I can now type faster than I write and typing enables me to keep up with my mind's pace better.

2. The weirdest thing that happened to me because of blogging was that I got offered a job. I didn't take it, but it was fun to be offered a job by a reader.


3. Nope, never met someone who read my blog without my previously knowing it.

4. I think I'm proud of most of my entries about being Indian. They can veer toward whiny, but I think they're heartfelt.

5. I wrote an entry on another blog I keep anonymously. It was about hating certain types of people and I got a hate mail for it, and I was not prepared to cope with the flaming.

6, I don't keep blogging. I'm lazy about it. But when I do write, it's because I can't hold it in anymore and I want to share what I feel. The occasional positive comment serves as a nice boost.

Dancer in DC said...

1. Did you ever keep a diary? Do you still? How is blogging different from keeping a written journal?

--> I did off and on in high school, but not regularly. I think blogging is different because it's an opportunity to publicly express your opinions. I tend to keep the details of my personal life offline.

2. What's the weirdest thing that's happened to you because of blogging?

--> Probably meeting our twins, T&J! But beyond that, I'd say being linked to from the Lostpedia.

3. Have you ever met someone who read your blog without previously knowing they read your blog?

--> Not yet, but I'm sure it's bound to happen. (Especially if I'm in Moscow or Sydney - apparently people there love to visit my blog.)

4. Is there an entry you are particularly proud of? What was it about?

--> I'd say any ANTM recap I did during the Jade season. That was such fun, and I was loving to hate Jade while I was loving Joanie.

5. Is there any entry you are particularly embarrassed about? What was it about?

--> I think just my earliest posts. I wasn't quite sure how/what to write, and re-reading those makes me cringe.

6, Why do you keep blogging?

--> It's a way for me to review the world of entertainment as an avocation in a way I wish I could professionally. And with my friends it's often a springboard for conversations on various topics.