1. When did you first start blogging and why?
I think I started blogging in April of 2005. I came into it like an idiot on roller skates. The ONLY reason I started blogging was because my editor had been after me to start a blog for a long time. Maybe a year or two. I had ZERO interest in it. I didn't read blogs, I didn't GET blogs, I didn't want to get blogs, and I REALLY wasn't interested in putting my thoughts out there for people to read.
Now I'm a blog addict. Yes, it's true.
2. What don't you talk about?
There's nothing I don't talk about. Somebody taser me so I'll shut up. I'm an all or nothing person. My big thing is that I blab about the downside of the writing business. This pisses off both published and unpublished people. ((I'm hoping only a small percentage, but you never know.) Published because they don't want me to rock the boat, and I think some don't want the writer mystique destroyed. I think some unpublished people find me annoying because they would love to be in my shoes no matter what kind of crap they have to put up with. They would gladly trade places with me. I completely understand that.
3. Are you and your blogging persona the same person?
I think they are pretty much the same. Although I can be shy. That probably doesn't come across. And I don't talk with nearly as many of these: !!!!!!!!!! But I do talk with them!
4. How do you use blogging to build friendships?
Since I came into this with absolutely zero expectations and 100% stupidity, I didn't expect the wonderful community I've stumbled upon. That's where the addiction comes from. Oh, I have to see what this person is doing. I haven't visited Kelly today. I ENJOY it. Way too much!!
5. How would you describe your writing style?
Informal as hell.
I'm not going to tag anybody, but join in if you feel like it. This was a fun meme. Thanks, Kelly!