I lifted this meme from Nora who posted it in honor of her one-year blogging anniversary. Mine was back in April, but I really liked this one so I'm not waiting until next year. I'm not going to tag anyone but if you decide to do it, let me know in the comments so I can come read!
1. How long have you been blogging?
Since April, 2007
2. Any advice to beginners?
You should blog about what you want to. I read a board recently where someone wanted to know if she should start a blog and if so, what should she talk about. My gut tells me that unless you blog about things that interest you, it's going to feel more like a homework assignment than fun, and you're not going to enjoy it for long.
3. What are the good things that blogging has brought into your life?
What Nora said - friends! I've made some great ones. Some I've met, some I haven't (yet). It's the best.
4. What would you consider the pitfalls?
I haven't experienced any. And knock on wood, I haven't yet had to deal with trolls and judgmental anonymous commenters. Blogging (both writing and reading) does take time but the people I've met and things I've learned makes it completely worth it. And besides, is a clean house really that important?
5. Tell us about your blog name. Ever think of changing it? If so, to what? Why?
Nope, no plans to change. People know me on comments as no-blog-rachel, and I want them to know it's me.
6. Knowing what you know now, was starting a blog a good thing for you? Why or why not?
Absolutely (see #4). When I started I didn't know if I'd keep it up or not. It has been even more fun than I anticipated.
7. How do you think blogging, bloggers or the blogosphere has changed since you first started?
I'm not sure it has - I haven't been at this for very long!
8. Ultimately, what would you like your blog to accomplish for you or others?
Well I was hoping to meet people, share some of my life and knitting, and enjoy the process. I am definitely doing that. I don't have magnanimous delusions of improving the world through my blog (though making people laugh every so often would be cool).
There you go.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (House)...
I've been busy. I finally made biscotti. This is my husband's recipe for orange-hazelnut biscotti. They weren't fattening enough so I brushed them with bittersweet chocolate.
I blocked the cowl I showed you in my last post:
I knit another (slightly classier) dishcloth:
And poked fun at Riso who can't remember to clean himself up after his breakfast.
I also went to a Christmas get-together at Jasmin's house, but I completely forgot to bring my camera. Bad blogger!