1.) How long have you been blogging?
I’ve kept a livejournal since 1997, but I didn’t start publicly blogging until March of this year, on the blog I currently use, so I’ll say 6 months.
2.) Link to your first blog post ever?
It’s entitled, “oMop, Oh You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me! a.k.a. Hi!” I was going for that, rather than introduce myself, I’ll just start talking spiel, but really, there was still kind of an introduction, in which I tell you I won’t be introducing myself. Because I’m clever. Or something.
3.)What is the one driving force that actually made you create that blog account?
I felt like I wasn’t writing anything of importance, wasting a perfectly good English degree, and ultimately I was bored. I don’t know that this blog will win me any awards or earn me money, but it lets me use my creativity as I see fit and I love the blogging community so I’m thrilled I went for it. Oh also, reading about Dooce and her whole awesomeness, really made me want to give it a try – I should mention that – she inspired me. < / cheesiness >
4.)How did you come up with your blog name and what were other names you considered?
Um well they say write what you know and I know I am a mother and that I write a lot, or blog a lot. It sounded nice a ring to it you could say, but I frequently consider changing it. My first “attempt” at a blog was actually called bookstorebetty, but I didn’t want my blog to be solely about books – I really did want a mommy blog. And I haven’t found anything better than mommablogsalot yet, so it’ll do for now…
Hmm I just found a post I wrote on my old elJay about contemplating starting a blog and here’s what I said:
“So I keep thinking about this idea of “professional blog” and the more I think about it, the more it intrigues me. I could do it. I have seen the good blogs and I think I could come close, but then I am biased. Am I really a good enough, interesting enough blogger for this? Would anyone read it, or would it be an endless sea of crickets (could crickets even survive in the sea?)? I honestly don’t know. The easiest way to find out, I suppose, would be to try it out and find a good means of tracking who visits.
Some name ideas:
-Momma Blogs Alot (mommablogsalot.com) Could have sections like Momma Reviews Alot, Momma Reads Alot, Momma Surfs the Web Alot…. And if it’s taken I can try name variations like mama, mommy, mother, etc.
-Oh Baby – probably already taken and again, at some point my kids are gonna grow up and there will be no babies really… But I’ll always be a mother, right?
Any other ideas? Does anyone think this is a terrible idea and that I’m terribly boring and shouldn’t waste my time? Crickets?”
And yeah, I still have no better ideas, but if anyone thinks of the perfect name for my blog, let me know. 🙂
5.) Post a link to your favorite blog post ever.
This is a post I still get excited about when I think of it – it never got the big following I thought it deserved, indeed other posts got much more fanfare. But I’m very proud of this one in particular.
So yeah that’s all for Top 5 Tuesday – be sure to link up at Dana’s blog if you play along on your own.