Judd Corizan brings us another interesting meme from a syndicated feature this week called "The Meme About Blogging." Don't we all have something to say about that? Ummm....to play this straight or silly....let's see what spills out of the pen. Thanks Judd!
My first real post on Mimi Writes was dated June 26, 2006 titled Dating: Not For The Fainthearted.
You can say that again.
I could write a book. Here are the highlights.
A. Never EVER EVER EVER give out your real name or location.'
B. Never EVER EVER EVER tell your family you have a blog if you pretend to be a Queen.
C. Never EVER EVER EVER blog about your work place.
D. Take your camera EVERYWHERE.
E. Use your common sense and blog smarts. Remember that whatever you post here is FOREVER here. Think ahead. (and no, deleting doesn't clear the cache in the blogsophere)
A. A sense of direction and continuity for my writing
B. Friendships from all over the world. I've met several of my blogging friends in person. I am thankful for each.
C. One special romance full of New England snow and the George Washington Bridge fiasco that morphed into an incredible friendship for awhile.
D. Peace Globes - I am thankful for all. Isn't this beautiful?
4. What would you consider the pitfalls?
It can definitely be addictive. I put off things that I should be doing in order to blog. I'll admit it. Working on that....
5. Tell us about your blog name. Ever think of changing it? If so, to what? Why?
There's Mimi Pencil Skirt (for Lois Lane-like reporting you see) There's Mimi Queen of Memes.....Mimi Lenox..... Click here to hear an interview I did on that very subject for the Mo Show on BlogTalk Radio last summer. Mo was a great host and it was so much fun!
My friend Duchess Linda of Norwich Upon the Thames called in during one the interviews on his show and asked if I had a dungeon in the castle for meme dodgers? I didn't at the time but it was a funny question and a great idea. Hence, the dungeon was born. (All you poor souls in the dungeon can thank Linda!) Have a listen.
6. Knowing what you know now, was starting a blog a good thing for you? Why or why not?
I can't imagine my life without it now. Blogging has helped me express who I am and opened up a world of people and friendships. Instant critique and validation for your writing and your place in the world is a gift. That's what blogging brings to my life. I love comments and interacting with others on their blogs. Discovering new blogs is a real joy. I learn so much about the world. Global thinking has multiplied for me 1,000 times.7. How do you think blogging, bloggers, or the blogosphere has changed since you started?
The blogosphere has become it's own universe since I started blogging.
The technology of blogging has grown by leaps and bounds. I barely knew how to link people 2 years ago. It is growing exponentially.
And the "anonymous" aspect has changed. NO ONE is invisible. If you think people can't find you, just ask Google. They'll gladly help you out with that - a consideration I never thought of when I first started blogging.
Sad. But true.
See you tomorrow for Monday Mimisms.