Since it's my lunchtime I'll accept my friend Monk's challenge to blog this meme:
How long have you been blogging?
Since December of 2004 and there have been very few days that I've missed.
What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
No real blogging mentors, although I do admire people who stick to it. It's not easy.
What inspired me to start blogging was that I'd always written travelogues for my family and friends. When I went to New Zealand, Australia, and Okinawa I'd email everyone about the fun I was having. By the time I moved to the UK for five months, blogging had been developed and this was a much easier way to communicate to my family/friends.
After I returned to the states my blog became a lot more boring, hence the title of this blog.
Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?
What 3 things do you love about being online?
Basically I've met so many great people. In 1995 I joined an online writers' community and have met many of those folks face to face. They've become dear friends and it's all because of being online.
What 3 things do you struggle with online?
The hardest thing is to remember that this is a public forum. And also that people can (and do) misinterpret what one says. When anyone has criticized me about being boring or self-centered, I just say, "Stop reading it." It's my blog and I'll write about what I want.
I kept diaries for many years. In some ways, this has replaced it. In others, no--I can't write my innermost thoughts. But my blog has helped me keep so many memories alive for myself. That's a really good thing.
I tag my niece Kelly, my daughter-in-law Beata, my son Rob, and my brother Joe. Will they respond? Maybe Kelly will.