So, the lovely Becky, decided to nominate her step-mum (me) as her one and only nomination for this Q&A. Now, if anyone else had nominated me I’d probably have politely declined to answer the questions but as it’s Becky, I’ll give it a shot. I will, however, not be setting any of my own questions or nominating anyone as the only person I’d nominate would be … Becky.
Here goes. Firstly, the rules as copied and pasted from Becky’s post:
(as taken from AJ’s blog post)
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Answer the questions sent to you.
- Nominate around ten bloggers. I will nominate one blogger – my step-mum, Fi (and whoever else wants to answer my questions).
- Create your set of questions for your nominees. See below…
- List the rules and display the Brotherhood Of The World logo in your post.
Now onto Becky’s questions:
1. Why did you start your blog?
I initially started my blog on MSN as a private blog in about 2006 as an online journal to record my thoughts about being a mature student at college, and then university. I then started a public blog when the MSN one was moved on to WordPress in around 2010 and I couldn’t be bothered to keep it all private anymore. The WordPress blog started as somewhere to record my exercise goals and whether or not I reached those goals as well as some of the challenges faced having a child with a disability.
2. What do you wish others would blog about more often?
I’m not particularly bothered about what other people blog about. I have some which I follow but I don’t wish they would blog about certain topics more than others. I choose to read them because they are interesting to me.
3. Where do you go to for blog post ideas when you’re out of them yourself?
A few years ago I found a list of questions for a “Journal Jar” and printed them out. I have them sat on my desk and every so often I’ll put my hand in a pull out a prompt. I also have a list of “interesting dates” in the front of my diary which is useful too. Did you know it’s Strawberry Ice Cream Day today and Nothing Day tomorrow?
4. Have you made many friends through blogging?
I haven’t made any friends who I’ve met up with or anything but I have a few bloggers who I follow and who follow me and we interact fairly regularly. Well, we used to when I was blogging a lot more regularly/frequently than I do now. I don’t have time to read loads of blogs and then comment on them too. Sorry fellow bloggers x
5. What are the best things about reading blog posts written by others?
I love reading lots of different blogs for different reasons. Some will inspire me to get out there and get my butt in gear to reach my exercise goals. Others will give me ideas for things to make or do. Others make me laugh out loud. I love reading Becky’s blog because it gives me an insight into what she’s been going through even though we do speak to each other on a fairly regular basis, some things are easier to write about than talk about. Also, if you haven’t read some of Becky’s earlier posts, there are some laugh out loud reads on there. Her recent stuff is good too 😉
Thanks for this Becky. I promise, I’ll try to blog more regularly this year but I can’t guarantee it.