I fail because I forgot to wish anywhere is a Happy Birthday yesterday. I bought my domain on November 27, 2000 and have not regretted it ever since. Finally I had a space of my own. I didn’t have to worry about some free server deleting my stuff willy nilly (like virtue.nu had done a few days prior) or throwing ads all over my pretty pages, and well, having a domain name back then was a big deal. It was the *big time*.
So, fittingly enough, the Sunday Stealing meme consists of the following questions. VERY apropos for this topic, eh?
Why did you start blogging?
I liked the idea of sharing my thoughts with people in the Internet world. I also liked that blog content was updated and fresh, and easily done so!
Here I am in November of 2000, right around the time I bought Anywhere Is!
Have you ever had another blog?
Oh yes. Loads! I once had a book review blog, and I have two blogs on hiatus: Booknerds in Love, and Ronni the Writer. I also maintain Ronni Loves Disney, which is NOT on hiatus. You should go follow it if you love Disney as well!
What do you do online when you’re not on your blog?
Read other blogs. Pin stuff on Pinterest. Play games on Facebook.
How about when you’re not on the computer?
Read books. Yoga. Edit. Clean. Sleep.
What do you wish people who read your blog knew about you?
Go to the about me page. It’s all there.
What is your favorite community in the blogosphere?
I don’t have a favorite. There’s too much out there to explore!
What is your philosophy on your blog layout?
For now, free, simple, and adorable!
This was my first Anywhere Is layout.
See some of my other old ones here.
Tell me about your picture you use to represent you on your blog.
It represents me in all my geeky, dorky, wild-haired glory.
Pick three random blogs from your blogroll and tell us about them.
Jenn.nu. Jenn is one of the bloggers who is still around from my era. Her sites totally inspire me, and she has a lot of good information on her site to help me along as I master WordPress beyond playing with widgets and installing pre-made themes. Also, she has pink hair.
Mommy Bags. LOVE this blog so much. The author will tell it like it is. With awesome features such as WTF Friday and Bitch Slap Monday, she tells it like it is. I look forward to reading her every single day because she’s hilarious.
Growing Up Geeky. Both parents are super geeks, so their cute little baby doesn’t have a chance in hell of ever being cool! Such a fun blog to read.
What features do you think your blog should have that it doesn’t currently?
I need to do a more customized layout. Pre-made themes are easy, but once upon a time, I used to code my own layouts. I even made the graphics. I’d love to do that again, so my site could have a bit of a “brand.”
What do you consider the 10 most “telling” interests we would infer from your blog persona?
b. Disney World
c. taking pictures
f. meeting new blog friends
j. cleaning the apartment
Do you have any unique interests that you have never shared before? What are they?
I think I’ve pretty much covered everything. OH WAIT! No! I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about my interest in miniatures. I *really* want to build a doll house one day.
The best thing about blogging is all of the friends that you make. Besides those folks, do you think your blog has fans?
What’s your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination?
Hmm. This is a tricky one, because I am not sure what my current obsession is. Maybe finding new blogs to read? I like learning about people’s lives, looking at their pictures, and hopefully making new friends as I do so.
What are you glad you did but haven’t really had a chance to post about?
post coming soon!
How many people have you met face to face who were first blog friends?
At least five.
What don’t you talk about here, either because it’s too personal or because you don’t have the energy?
I don’t talk about writing much. Not like I used to. Only because I feel like a failure in that department right now.
What’s a question that you’d love to answer?
How are you going to spend this $500 million dollars I just gave you?
Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and regretted it?
Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and thought, “That was overdue!”
I did at the time. Turns out I just needed a little bit of distance. I always miss those who touched my heart in a good way at some point. I think about reaching out to this person from time to time, but I don’t think she’d want to hear from me.
I’ve been busy with Thanksmas and visiting, so I’m behind with responding to comments, follows, etc. I’ll get back on track soon! I also don’t feel so well and need a rest. I will have a nice, photo-filled post up before long! So, til next time….