Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday Stealing: Our Third Meme About Blogging

You can play here.

1. How did you come up with your blog title OR what does it mean?

Well, when I first considered doing a blog, I came up with a list of about ten titles. Some of them were already taken, and this one seemed the most apt of the remainder. It comes from a caption I remember from an old Batman comic (Brave and the Bold #115, should anyone be interested) about the loom of fate weaving an eerie tapestry.

2. What are your general goals for blogging?

I'm not sure I have any general goals. Just something to do, and it's nice if I make people laugh occasionally.

3. Do people “in your real life” know that you blog and do they comment on your blog OR is it largely anonymous? How often do you post (x per week)?

As far as I know, no one in my 'real life' knows. I try to post daily, but things get in the way occasionally.

4. How often do you read other blogs (x per week)?

I'm reading other blogs every day.

5. How do you select blogs to read (do you prefer blogs that focus on certain topics or do you choose by tone or…?)

I select in all sorts of ways. Some I read based on topic, some I read based on tone (humorous ones appeal to me; although thinking back, most of my favourite posts from others have been non-humorous in nature), some I read by randomly picking other people who've answered memes I've done, or checking out the blogs of people who've left comments, or clicking on links I see on blogs.

6. Do you have any plans to copy your blog entries in any other format, 0r do you think that one day, you’ll just delete it all?

No plans to copy my blog entries to another format; the format they're in now is the one they were designed for, and probably the one they work best in, if they work at all. Having said that, providing the hosting stays free, I'm equally sure I won't ever delete it.

7. What are the things you like best about blogging?

Well, it's interesting snooping into the lives and thoughts of other people, and it's always nice to foist my thoughts on the world.

8. What are the things you don’t like about blogging?

It can cut into my precious sleeping time. Also, I occasionally seem to find myself fighting against blogger's block.

9. How do you handle comments?

As far as writing comments, I try to leave them where I can, but occasionally I've not got the time or anything interesting to say.

As far as receiving comments, I treasure them dearly, and tend, every so often, to go through all of the comments, commenting on them where relevant.

10. Do you have any burning thoughts to share on blog etiquette?


11. Any desired blog features?

Well, since I seem to do the same memes week after week, with the same headers, it would be nice if I could set up some post templates, so I didn't keep having to copy last week's all the time. Of course, it could be that other blogging software already provides this feature (and, knowing my luck, blogger does and I just haven't realised it yet).

12. Have you suffered blog addiction?

No, I can handle it, and I could stop at any time. Really I could.


akai said...

hello =] thanks for the comment. i agree with 7, it is fun to snoop into other people's thoughts, but since it's anonymous, it seems to be ok... right?

Rikki said...

#2: You succeed on the odd occasion, :-;

I decided to play along this week, too, since blogging is an interesting subject.

Hootin' Anni said...

The idea of having your visitors laugh [your 2nd answer] is a big plus. I love laughter. It makes me feel good.

My S. S. is posted now, if you'd like to stop by and read it, I'd love to have your company. Happy and peaceful Sunday to you.

NurseExec said...

I love your blog, great answers :)

Stacie said...

Love the snarkiness {did I just make that up?? haha} of your answers. =)
I can tell you've got a great sense of humor .

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy Sunday to you!

Kimber said...

Love the answers! Have a great Sunday!

Tilli said...

You make me laugh pretty much all the time, you do provide my life with some colour, and I appreciate that.

Improbable Joe said...

I loves those old Batman comic books! My dad still has about a half-dozen boxes from when I was a kid.

His d said...

my favorite was learning about the source of your blog title, plus i love the title.

Jodi said...

Great answers, especially the one about blogger's block. I like that!

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Thanks for all the comments.

akai - I'm not so sure I'd call it snooping since the bloggers are volunteering the information and presumably they want people to read it. I'd say reading a newspaper, where the subjects don't necessarily get approval about what's revealed about them, is way more snoopy. If I was to choose a bad analogy, blogging is like someone coming up to you and telling you all about themselves, whereas reading newspapers is like listening to gossip about someone. Sorry if my revelation that it's not snooping has taken any of the fun out of it for you, and if that's the case, please feel free to disagree.

Rikki - That's kind of you to say, and nice to see you playing along.

Hootin' Anni - Yeah, I like laughter too.

NurseExec - Glad you love my blog, and sorry there's been so little of it this week.

Stacie - Not sure if you made that word up, but hope you did (I find the best words are home-made ones)

Kimber - Thanks, have a great, uhm, Thursday (I really need to reply to comments quicker).

Tilli - Thanks, that's nice to know, and ditto.

Improbable Joe - Yeah, I love them too and have tons of them from when I was a kid (and even more from when I wasn't).

His d - Thanks, I liked the story of your blog name too, and its clever double meaning.

Jodi - Thanks for commenting, and glad you liked the blogger's block answer (bizarrely it seems to be a condition I'm currently suffering from, but hopefully not for too much longer).

Naturegirl said...

So many answers to these blogging Q. I try to visit back those that have left comments on my blog and that's why I'm here! Nice to meet you! :)NG