1) When did you first start blogging and why? I started in July 2005. I had no idea you could actually blog on romance novels and have others read your thoughts. A friend of mine suggested going to ROMANCING THE BLOG and starting a blog. It was so easy; I enjoyed expressing myself. This was the time when I was still fuming over the postponement of Lisa Kleypas’ DEVIL IN WINTER. I began to hate Avon’s money making schemes and was more than ticked that I would have to wait months for a book I wanted to read more than anything. I needed a place to express myself and the blog provided that. Of course, my blog is no longer geared towards exposing Avon’s evil ways, but I enjoy making fun of them every now and then…among other things.
2) What don't you talk about? In my blog or real life? In real life, I tend to put my foot in my mouth quite often…unfortunately I am blessed with being too blunt; it’s a wonderful little trait passed down to me by my father. I can’t sugarcoat…you’ll never hear me give false praise to anything or anyone. I talk about anything and everything. Religion and politics get me into trouble because I have such strong opinions on the topic. I can’t do small talk…terrible at it. So I guess to answer the question I’ll talk about anything and everything. In my blog, I won’t talk about politics or religion…it’s just not the place for it. I vent about several things, but if I were to start speculating on whether the draft will come back or whether church and state should remain separate, it would take away from my focus on romance.
3)Are you and your blogging persona the same person? Yep…I am a romance lover extraordinaire!
4) How do you use blogging to build friendships? I read other blogs and comment whenever I get a chance. It’s hard because of one handicap of mine: no computer at home. My computer (and this is a long story) is currently sitting in my friend’s mom’s place in New York. I’ve never had a chance to get it sent back here and I know I need to. In the meantime, I’ve been telling myself to get a new one and I will, but need to find a minute or two to actually go shopping for one. I never realized that there were so many romance readers out there. I love sharing bits of myself with them and will send an e-mail or two or more out to them to say hi! I don’t know...building friendships through blogging? It just sorta happens…I don’t have to really try. We all share the same interests and it’s really no work at all. I feel like I know everyone in my little blogging sphere. Whenever one doesn't blog or whenever I don't blog, I feel like something's missing...
5) How would you describe your writing style? In my blog, I write the way I speak…just enjoy it a lot more this way. I tend to be professional all the time at work…it gets old and I love having this outlet in which I can be me and write the way I want to write, w/o regard to rules or anyone coming out and telling me that my writing leaves a lot to be desired.
I don't know who's been tagged by this...could be several of you. Here I go:
Tagged - The lovely ladies of SANCTUARY'S FINEST
My fellow Derek Craven lover (yes, Kristie, she loves him, too) MAILYN!