Thursday, June 14, 2007


I've blogged about my feelings on blogging before here. But saw this one on my dear friend, Linds, blog and since it was answering some specific questions I thought it would be fun to do.

It's being hosted by chilihead so go over and add to her Mr. Linky if you want to join in.
#1 - How did you start blogging? A young mother in our church, Kahri, had a blog about the miracle of her daughter, Kaedra. As Care Leaders of our church I would check the blog daily to keep up with the family. I never left a comment but Kahri knew I was reading her blog.

#2 - Did you intent to be a blog with a big following? If so, how did you go about it?
This question makes me laugh, When I finally got up the nerve to begin my blog I hoped that someone, somewhere, sometime might stumble on me and perhaps leave a comment. To have had 2 people stumble by and leave comments was a dream.

#3 - What do you hope to achieve or accomplish with your blog? Have you been successful? If not, do you have a plan to achieve those goals? Since the blog I had been reading was a young SAHM, and her blog friends listed on her side bar, which I would also read once in awhile we also young SAHM I was hoping to find a woman or two of about my age which is in my 60's.

Oh my, I have been more than successful. I have found numerous woman, and a few men,of ALL ages: young, middle age and my age with varied interests and from all over this wonderful world of our. They share not only their ideas but their very selves.

#4 - Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How? The scope and range of my blog have changed a lot since I began on January 31, 2007. I blog about a much more vast array of topics than I ever imagined. I have found it such a wonderful way to document my long life and be able to share a little of the wisdom and experience that you gain living a long and interesting life. I have found it a wonderful avenue to honor people who have played such an important part in my life and making me who I am today. It has been an avenue to make such wonderful friends, literally around the globe and to find out how very much we all have in common. It's been wonderful to learn of all the interesting and varied lives others have, and are living. I have found it to be educational on events and topics.

The thing that pleases me the most, is I realize what a tool it is in leaving a history of my life for my family after I am gone. I wish I had something like this where my mother and father had shared about their feelings and activities.

#5 - What do you know now that you wish you'd known when you started? To have picked a few basic labels to put on my blogs. I have way too many labels and am attempting to narrow them down as I go. I still don't understand what the links area on the blog below the title means or how to utilize it.

#6 - Do you make money with your blog? NO! I truly hope blogland does not turn into just another revenue venture. We are retired and on a fixed income, so it's not that I couldn't use extra revenue, but I just hate the fact that people seem to always have making money effect anything and everything they get involved with.

#7 - Does your immediate or extended family know about your blog? If so, do they read it? If not, why? Yes all my extended family know I have a blog. They read it spasmodically and hit & miss but not actively. It beats me why not. If they had blogs I would delight in reading them. My extended family consists of my children so maybe they feel that they already know everything I think, feel or have to say. Or maybe they find me boring!

#8 - What two pieces of advice would you give a new blogger? Just jump in and do it without hesitation. Be real, don't be phony.


jennifer said...

Susan I never can remember where I meet new bloggers.I must have found Kahri through you. Thank you so much, she is a delight, and I pray for the whole family.

I agree with #5 and I too have been reorganizing my 'labels' ah well living and learning!

#7 I also have given my blog to family. I think that in the blog world we make connections, and family feels obligated. Although I would be like you and I would read family blogs faithfully.
In fact I love to find connections, and it gives me a broader view of my friends.

BTW Sometimes blogging introduces us to those that one 'knows' immediately will be as close as family:)
And another BTW Tom Morrow was a winner, and you must come see!!!!!

Trella said...

Very neat post, and I can relate to your views about blogging.

Momma Roar said...

It is a fascinating world! I love the connections I've made - especially with those I've even met and spoken to!!! :D

I love all your answers and share many of them!

annie said...

I have been meaning to do this meme too. I love reading about how blogs started and can't for the life of me figure out why everyone doesn't blog.
I agree with you about the making money on the blogs...
I just love the blog world, just think... I would never have met all these wonderful people like you Susan, in my own state even!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Susan, so glad you did decide to blog, I love reading your posts!

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
Enjoyed reading your views on this meme. I did this meme several months ago and find that my views on blogging are still evolving.
I do agree that it is a wonderful way to document my life, both past and present!
So glad we connected!

Blessed Assurances said...

Yeah! I have loved reading how everyone comes into blogland.

have a great day!


Maxine said...

This was quite interesting. I never saw this meme.I can't believe you have only been blogging since January! You're a born blogger, Susan! And you are faithful in your friendships to others--I can tell!
Hope you enjoy many more years of it!
I agree also about having something to leave behind to children and grandchildren and on.

Julieann said...

Ohh, that was so fun to read. I remember when I first started and someone commented, I couldn't believe it...LOL.

Have a great day, my friend.


Angel Mama ( Pearls of wisdom) said...

Have a wonderful day my friend. I love your blog and sent you back your email:) Blessings and have a great day.


Angel ():)

Linds said...

I loved reading this Susan.... and as always, it is great to learn more about my friends, who have become very dear to me.

Susan said...

Great answers, Susan! Blogging is so fun and such a blessing. I am grateful for the opportunity to have met another Sister in Christ. Blessings to you!!

:-) Susan

Clemntine said...

What a great blogging story. And you've only been at it since January? Very surprising, and good for you for jumping in with both feet!

My husband and I would love to live in a motor home for a few years when the kids are grown. Sounds like the two of you had some great adventures.

Anonymous said...

Susan, this makes me smile. I can still remember the first time I saw your name pop up on Amy's blog. I was intrigued by your name. I have learned so much about you over the past months. I am so glad we have met.

This was an interesting Meme. I should give it a try!

PEA said...

All I can say is that I'm so glad you did start blogging and that our paths crossed:-) I knew nothing about blogging when I started just over a year ago...the friends I've made on this journey are precious!!! xox

Kelli said...

That was fun to read, Susan! I'm so glad you started blogging!

jennifer said...

OK Susan you are a winner on too! I think you are doing very well at knowing me:o)
(hugs from New Mexico)

inspired said...

interesting stuff

Ruth said...

This was great. When I started, I was hoping one or two might find my blog and somehow be helped. I didn't realize "blogland" existed, but I have certainly enjoyed "meeting" all of my new friends!!

Our Peculiar Life said...

And, in turn, your blog inspires me. So glad you joined us. :-)