1. When did you start blogging and why? Or Talk about your blog. What can I learn about you in under 5 minutes? I basically dared myself to keep up a blog. I’m not really known for my follow-through. I quickly found that I like connecting with other people: I am a full-on comment whore. Didn’t hurt that my husband had been deployed to the Sand Box, and I had a lot of time on my hands. Things that you’ll find out about me in the first five minutes: I talk a LOT! I’m a school teacher who is often surprised that I could be left in charge of anyone; I’m fairly sure that someone someday will realize that they’ve made a dire mistake. I try to keep the crazy at least three inches below the surface, but I won’t deny that it’s there. I’ve never met a curse word that I didn’t like and I’m the first one to pour you a drink if you need it. I’m trying to do the right thing, but I’m trying to do it in my own time and in my own way. I resist the box.
2. How do you use blogging to build friendships?
3. Who do you read every day, rain or shine?
4. Why did you choose to share that piece of yourself in a photograph? Why these photos? Well, I’m surrounded by books which is one of my loves. The bookcase I inherited from my grandfather and it’s the envy of the rest of the family. The ones of me blogging on the ironing board are true to life. I get the best signal there and I can chat with my husband, listen to the radio, or watch TV from that vantage point. Besides, I’m not a big fan of ironing anyway. I’ve even included rare photographic evidence of my glasses–you won’t see that very often.
5. How would you describe your writing style? Hmmm. . .my writing style would best be described as doing the best I can with limited resources. I went to school to be an English teacher which means that in a week and a half I can bang out a five paragraph essay about a boring book that I probably didn’t want to read, or, let’s be honest, only read the Cliff Notes of. Writing on the fly is a lot harder. I think the reason I keep doing this is to see my writing evolve into something it wasn’t before.
6. If you could spend time with one person (other than your spouse, because really, let’s not rack up the suck up points here) I’m gonna have to go with Britney Spears. The girl came from literally nowhere Louisiana, and I’d really just like to observe her in her natural environment. Like Michael Jackson, I’m not sure if she has any idea how to be normal. But I’d like to see her try.
7. What don’t you write about? Anything considered a no-no in your book?
8. How do you feel about meeting bloggers in real life? Are you nervous? Will you have great expectations? What do you home to take away from the BlogHer experience?
9. So soon we’re going to meet each other at BlogHer. Important question. How do you party?
10. What is your favorite thing that you wrote? What got a strong reaction from readers? Links please? My favorite thing that I’ve ever written? That a tough one. The stuff that I write that’s the most heartfelt seems to garner the fewest responses. On the other hand, I can write about poop and the place is wild with comments. I suppose the best thing I’ve written recently was God-given gifts. I managed to get a lot out that had been all over the place. I also like the piece I did on marriage and that generated a lot of commentary. I think I liked it because it sounded like something I would say. One of the hardest things about writing seems to be getting your “voice” to shine through on the page.
11. Have you written anything controversial? Is blogging controversial?
12. Are you and your blogging persona the same person?
13. Have you ever anonymously posted on a site to flame them? No
14. If you had a super power, what would it be?