What brought you to the world of blogging? How did you decide on your look? Did you set out to write mainly about one subject and if so, have you been successful?
Miz Smoochie had the first blog that I read regularly, back in the days of her earlier journal. We had belonged to the same message board once upon a time. Finding her new blog reunited me with a few other women from that board. After my card making teacher, Andrea, started blogging, I decided to try it too.
Writing and reading blogs must be the modern day equivalent to women talking to their neighbors, back when most women were home during the day. More than once I am struck by the contradiction of telling our kids not to talk to strangers yet we blog to people we aren't likely to meet. Do you have privacy issues? Do you allow search engines to find your blog? I don't currently, and am not sure if would make much difference.
I read blogs and am inspired by content and layout. I use Blogger because that is what the authors I first read used. If you are using Word Press, Live Journal or another host, how did you choose it? Does anyone else have a test blog that others never see? I try out things that that I am not sure will work. I like three column layouts on other blogs but when I tried it on my test site, I thought it looked too busy. Do you have a great discovery that has enhanced your posting in any way? Is there something that you've seen but haven't been able to master yet?
Some days the news of the world is too frustrating. The blogs that I visit offer a healthy antidote whether they know it or not. Whatever you look like as you are reading this, perhaps with your favorite hot beverage,
please know that I salute you and enjoy hearing from you.