Mark over at the 19th Floor tagged me with this last month. Apologies that it has taken me an age to get round to it.
Why do you blog?
To get things out of my system; ideas, emotions, bad poetry and all kinds of nonsense. I find it useful to clear my head of all this stuff so I can get on and do other things, especially when I am writing - otherwise all this gubbins invades the pages of my book. Also to communicate, just put something out there when I am feeling particularly isolated. The comments I get have meant a very great deal to me.
How long have you been blogging?
About eighteen months, since February 2005
This is not the most flattering picture of myself, but it does give me an excuse to post yet another picture of my gorgeous little rock star nephew.
Why do readers read your blog?
Morbid curiosity, perhaps. In truth, I have no idea why people read my blog because I have always posted on such a wide and somewhat random variety of subject matter. There have been times when I have thought, this is a useful medium, perhaps I ought to better utilise its potential as a political soapbox. Greater consistancy would undoubtedly increase my popularity as a blogger; I think the really popular blogs are those that cover the same subject areas most of the time, whether they are consistantly personal, political or whatever.
However, I suppose there is a readership for utter mish-mash. A great number of my hits come from poor innocents searching for goldfish-related information and landing on here by accident.
What was the last search phrase someone used to find your site?
Which of your entry gets unjustly too little attention?
I don’t think any of them get unjustly too little attention, but there are a one or two which get unjustly too much attention, because folks have found them searching for all number of arguably rude words which I have managed to include in some entirely innocent context.
Your current favourite blog?
The Perorations of Lady Bracknell is quite possibly my all-time favourite blog. And would be even if her Ladyship was not a personal friend.
Which blog did you read most recently?
Rocky Spring's Blog. He has been painting!
Which feeds do you subscribe to?
I don’t read blogs by subscribing to feeds. But I use my own blogroll to browse through blogs so check them out.
What four blogs are you tagging with this meme and why?
I'm a rebel and I'm going to tag five:
A Girl I Used To Know because she sent me a lovely e-mail and I have been very slow in getting back to her.
Little Stitches and Did I Miss Something? because they've both written interesting stuff about the nature of blogging.
And This is My Blog and Life In the Shire because both Sally and Mary are having a hard time just now Memes are reasonably easy, low energy blogs to do.