Dr. Tanya, at Salted Caramel, published another one of her Blogging Insights posts in which she poses one or more questions about blogging. In this case, she asked three questions about feeling grateful about our blogs.
And yesterday, Cyranny, the Cyranny who resides at Cyranny’s Cove, announced that she and her blog had been awarded the Sunshine Blogger Award. Congratulations Cyranny!
As part of her response, she asked eleven questions, all about blogging, and then she wrote, “If you are reading this, I pass the award to you! If you should accept it, please make sure to link me into your post, so I’ll notice your reply!!”
Since Tanya’s three questions and Cyranny’s eleven questions are all about blogging, I’m going to double up and respond to each of their questions in this post.
Let me start with Dr. Tanya’s three questions:
1. Are you grateful for your blog?
I am grateful that the technology exists that enables me to share what I write with a large community of bloggers from around the globe.
2. How do you express your gratitude?
By reading, liking, and commenting on the posts of the bloggers I follow and by thanking and interacting with those who comment on my posts.
3. Has blogging added value to your life?
Without a doubt. I’m retired and blogging has allowed me to exercise my mind, to flex my creativity, and to interact with a host of other bloggers. Plus, it keeps me busy and out of my wife’s hair, which has probably saved my marriage.
And now for Cyranny’s questions:
1. How long have you been blogging?
I started my first blog in July 2005. I started this, my current blog, in May 2017.
2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name or theme?
My blog’s name is This, That, and The Other. My blog has no particular theme or genre. It’s basically about whatever occurs to me. In other words, it’s about this, that, and the other.
3. Do your friends and family know about your blog?
My family does, as do a few of my very close friends. And, of course, the friends from around the world that I’ve met on WordPress know about my blog.
4. What do non-blogging people around you think about you being a blogger?
I have no idea and I haven’t asked, but I’d guess that most of them think it’s a waste of time.
5. Have you ever met fellow bloggers, face to face? If so, how did that go?
No. And I probably never will.
6. What would you miss the most, if you couldn’t blog anymore?
The community of bloggers with whom I interact on a daily basis. It’s an incredible group of creative, imaginative, and articulate people.
7. How much time do you spend on your blog, weekly?
I spend three to five or more hours a day, seven days a week, so I estimate between 20 and 40 hours a week.
8. Are there things you thought about trying on your blog, but you still hesitate? (different writing style, adding audio, or video content)
No, not really. I’m happy with my blog the way it is.
9. Who’s a blogger you feel everybody should know?
There is a fantastic blogger that everyone should read and follow. The blogger’s name is Fandango. You should check out his blog here.
10. What’s a post you are especially proud of, and that any new reader should visit?
Why don’t you just ask me which of my children I’m most proud of? I’ve written more than 3800 posts on this blog and I’m proud of each and every one. So if you start now and read each of my posts, you should finish by around the end of the year.
11. What brought you to The Cove today?
I follow your blog, Cyranny, so your posts show up in my reader and I pretty much read them all. You’re welcome!