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Monday, June 01, 2009

The Blogging Meme

From Sunday Stealing

1. How long have you been blogging?
4 years, 1 month

2. Any advice to beginners?
Yes, have a couple pieces written before posting the first one. I came across these tips for beginner bloggers.

3. What are the good things blogging has brought to your life?
Actually "met", as it were, a number of decent folks.

4. What would you consider the pitfalls?
Obsessive behavior, on the part of at least one respondent. Maybe the blogger as well.

5. Tell us about your blog name. Ever think of changing it? If so, to what? Why?
It's semi-alliterative. It was inspired by a radio show called Ramblin' with Gamblin, or something like that. I could change it, but I have no particular inspiration.

6. Knowing what you know now, was starting a blog a good thing for you? Why or why not?
Why? Because all of those thoughts about what made me annoyed, or occasionally pleased, about the world were all bottled up, previously with no outlet.
Why not? Because sometimes I get melancholy and discouraged when I don't seem to generate any comments for two or three days in a row.

7. How do you think blogging, bloggers, or the blogosphere has changed since you started?
More of them, of course. More tools such as Twitter to augment the blog. More toys to play with in general.

8. Ultimately, what would you like your blog to accomplish for you or others?
The usual: world peace.
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Marie Reed said...

Ooooooh! I'm going to check out right now! Glad to hear that you have Chuck Taylor's on your tootsies too!

Roger Owen Green said...

Hi, Marie - Have quite a few Chucks, actually.
Make sure you go to, with two b's.

Daniel VanRiper said...

I was very interested in reading "Tips for beginning bloggers" at the top of your June 1 post, but the link is NG:

Really sucks. And the Tang Museum building is an ugly piece of crap, perpetuating an approach to architecture that is literally destroying our society. Glad you had a good time there, though.

Roger Owen Green said...

I hate when that happens. Fixed.