Sunday, March 09, 2008

Rooster's meme

ghkole at Rooster Calls has put up what she may not know is a meme: questions for us to answer about ourselves and blogging. But I'm game, as usual, so here it is:

- If you blog, do you tell people in your family or at your job about your blog?

No. My husband knows about my blog, and people find it, but I don't run around saying, "Look at my blog!" I have directed a couple folks to it directly, but not a whole lot. I have a separate more photo-laden site for family and friends to follow, that is a little more of a polished and shiny happy look at our lives. This blog is a bit more down-in-the-trenches.

- If so, how does that impact your writing?

I'm not sure. I know it effects the focus here, But mostly I direct people because of the focus, instead of focusing because of the people I direct.

- Do you keep hard copies of your blogs?

I keep a back-up copy on my computer. Which reminds me, i need to make a new one. I don't keep it entry-by-entry because I am an idiot.

- Do you ever not post comments you get?

No, but I have deleted a few that were ads or inappropriate. I do not allow anonymous posting, so that cuts down on the trolls.

- How do you balance writing versus reading?


- Do you think of it as a chore or a diversion?

It is a way of life.

- Do you use RSS to keep track of blogs, or what?

No. I don't actually read that many blogs. If I want something new, I check out where my usual crowd is sending their awards, and often see if there is anything that looks interesting on the Autism Hub. Also, I like to check out folks who comment.

- Do you worry about what you write, or what readers will think?

Sometimes. I know that my students can "Google" me and this blog pops right up, so I try to check the language and I don't often wander off my topic. But I don't do anything crazy and interesting enough to threaten my jobs or anything. Otherwise, well, this is what I'm thinking right now, There you go.

Anybody else want to help out ghkole?


Stimey said...

I'm on board too here!

Club 166 said...

I never considered printing out my posts. Maybe I should.


ghkcole said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe that I didn't know about memes, and that now I've started one that is popping up everywhere. I keep showing my newbieness. I enjoyed reading your answers. I wonder how many others are out there that I haven't found yet. Really I came over to your page to thank you for your joke. You had me from "So a man..."

Hey, did I tell you I'm from VA? Went to JMU. Go Dukes.