I meant to add to this "meme" I found on LauraHinnJ's blog the other day:
Are you satisfied with your blog's content and look?
Sort-of. Sometimes I get weird spaces in the text, and I can't fix them. Otherwise, it's not exactly creative, but it works.
Does your family know about your blog?
Yes, and I found out that my parents read it sometimes, as does my sister Mary. That's neat. Hi Mom! Hi Poppy!
Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or do you consider it as a private thing?
I don't feel embarrassed if my friends look at my blog. They already know most of this stuff anyway, and it's a chance for them to see Niblet.
Has blogging brought about positive changes for you?
I do like writing a lot, so that's been positive. And I've enjoyed cataloging the process of building my spottting scope. Many times when I wanted to give up, the blog kept me at it.
Do you only read blogs of those who comment on your blog or do you also like to find new blogs?
I like to read a lot of birding blogs, and sometimes I just go to blogs randomly--having people comment on my blogs is a new thing, thanks mostly to the presence of Niblet. So that's been really fun, knowing that complete strangers are reading my writing and seeing my photos.
What are your thoughts on commenting? Is it important to you that people leave comments?
I didn't think I'd ever get any comments until someone commented on how cute Niblet is, and I got really excited, as though I'd published a book and someone had read it. I like reading comments, but if no one ever commented, it wouldn't be that big a deal.
Does your visitor's counter matter to you?
Don't have one.
Do you try to imagine what fellow bloggers look like?
Do you think there is a benefit to blogging?
I think it's fun and educational. Most of the blogs I read have to do with nature, so I learn about birding, photography, bugs, trees, animals, etc. So that's definitely a benefit. I'm always trying to learn new things.
Does criticism of your blog annoy you?
Haven't had any criticism yet, though I don't think it would annoy me.
Are there any types of blogs that you avoid?
Nothing comes to mind, though I don't revisit blogs that don't have something of interest to me: nature, space, photography, some politics. I do avoid anything that's been written by Bush/war supporters--it makes me too angry.