1] Blog Name
2] What is your blog’s specific genre?
My blog doesn’t really have a genre. It’s a mix of this and that. It’s stuff from my daily life, issues from my past, stuff about autism, stuff about Fibromyalgia, just stuff. And sometimes a challenge or game from another blogger. Is “stuff” a genre?
3] How old is your Blog?
My blog is 3 years old.
4] Why did you feel the need to start an actual blog?
I don’t actually remember why I started the blog. I’ve kept journals off and on since I was a wee lass. I guess the blog started as a journal.
5] What age were you when you first started to write?
I was a lonely child and reading kept me entertained. I’d make up stories for myself if I didn’t have any books, but I don’t remember ever writing the stories down. I did “creative writing” school work at probably 6 or 7 years. My first journal is from age 10.
6] Was it a natural process or did something or someone inspire you to put your first thoughts to paper?
I didn’t have anyone else to share my thoughts with, so it was easy to write them down. It’s still easy for me. My thoughts flow out through my fingers, either with ink to paper or keyboard to screen.
7] Would you say that your creativity flows easily or do you need to be motivated by an event or a moment in your life to trigger it?
It’s easy if it’s my ideas or thoughts. I sometimes have difficulty if I’m told to write about something that doesn’t interest me.
8] How frequent or prolific are you with your writing and blogging?
I don’t write posts as often as I comment on other blogs. If you count all the comments I leave, I’m very prolific.
9] Is it just WordPress that your writing is displayed or other platforms as well?
Only WordPress. I have a Twitter account but don’t use it very often. I refuse to have Facebook. All I’ve ever heard about Facebook is the drama and I don’t need that nonsense.
10] Do you use social media to advertise and market your blog? If so which ones and how effective is it/are they?
My blog posts go out on my Twitter account but I have no idea if followers have found me from there.
11] Writers block we all get it at one point or another – if you do suffer from it, how do you tackle the problem?
I’ve never really had writer’s block.
12] Which is your preferred writing/creative style?
I don’t have a preferred style. I have no style at all. It’s all “Angie Style”.
13] What is the best thing about blogging in your eyes?
The community! I’ve met the most wonderful, caring, giving, just plain awesome people through blogging on WordPress.
14] What prompts you to write about a topic on the day that you post?
Usually I post about events in my life or prompts/challenges from fellow bloggers.
15] What advice would you award new bloggers to help and encourage them promote their blog and engage with their audience?
Engage with the blogs you follow. Leave comments about their posts, but don’t spam them with “please follow me back”. Respond to comments left on your posts.
I’ve never been looking for a huge following or readership, so I don’t have any advice on how to grow a following. I only have around 200 followers and maybe 10-15 percent of those people actually read my posts. I’m happy if one person reads them.
16] Do you have an overall blogging strategy or simply write because you enjoy writing?
I write because I like to. I also write as a way to get the stuff out of my head. It’s fun, it’s a history, it’s mental health therapy and it’s socializing with my friends.
17] Do you feel it is important to have an engaging audience to the content that you write?
I’m always thrilled when someone else can take something from my posts. I write for me though, so I’d still write if no one read.
18] If no one ever commented on your blog would this concern you, and if so how would you rectify the situation?
When I first started, I didn’t get any comments. I just kept writing. I’ve found that if you comment on other blogs, then the bloggers get to know you and are more likely to follow you and comment on your posts.
19] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?
It takes me longer to do a prompt/challenge than a regular post. I do everything from an LG Escape phone or occasionally a 7″ tablet. The copy/paste is a lot harder without a laptop or desktop. A regular post takes less than an hour. That includes a couple edits for typos. I rarely edit content.
20] Which do you think are your best 3 posts to date? Please link below so that our readers can see your style and take a step into your world.
These aren’t my “best” posts, but I think they’re representative of me and my style. They’re from the early days when I didn’t have as many followers.
21] Finally, what advice would you offer new writers to the blogging community?
Be yourself and write about what interests you, it can be done anonymously or semi-anonymously to protect your privacy or the privacy of the people you write about. No matter what you write about, an audience will find you. Don’t get caught up in stats. And most importantly, interact with other bloggers. The community is awesome and will help you with any writing (or life) problems you may have.
My genuine thanks to Angie or Grandma as l always call her for taking the time out to tell us more about her thinking, thoughts and motivations for running and maintaining her blog.
Now if you are not yet following Angie and her blog and l would be surprised as she is one of the most caring people l know, then l would not take too long reading the ending here and hurry along to check out her blog.
So what inspired YOU to start your blog?
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…. and l will gladly write you up and share who you are.
It is simple – email me at the above Addy or drop me a line in my contact box and l will email you the questionnaire. Fill it in, send it back , and include images that you feel may support what you write, or about your blog, and l will write it up as a post and insert it into this series here.