Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Five question Friday

Welcome to Five Question Friday! An easy way to start off your weekend…and a fun way to get to know random facts about your fellow bloggers!  And because it’s been a rough week at work and I thought this would be fun!
Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear Friday morning, hosted by Mama M from My Little Life! Oh, and HAVE FUN!!
Questions for Friday, January 14th:
1. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get tired of? I recently just saw the movie Easy A.  It was hilarious!  It reminded me of how easily the rumor mill can ruin your reputation.  This setting happens to be at a high school, but I suppose it could just as easily happen at a workplace.  It was a really funny movie, and one that I am sure every single one of us could relate to on some level, whether it was being the victim of a rumor, or perpetuating the rumor mill. My roommates and I watched it 3 times in 2 days.
2. What’s your biggest pet peeve right now? Right now it is people who take/use my stuff without asking.  I get annoyed when I’m expecting my stuff (whether its an object, food, etc.) to be where I left it, or the quantity in which I left it, only to find that it is not there, is missing some, if not all, etc. and I was not asked….I think it’s a common courtesy.

3. If you had to describe your best friend in five words or less, what would you say? Someone I miss tremendously!

4. If you did not have to worry about money or go to school what would you do for a living? There are a few things I would do:  interior decorator, photo journalist, chef, food critic, photographer.

5. What is your one “splurge” item, that you will always buy, no matter the cost? coffee!  I need it to function….maybe I should cut down?
Your turn! How would answer these questions?
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Why a blog?

What made you decide to start a blog? If you’ve blogged about this before, go back and read it. Is that still the reason? What’s changed?

 As you can read on my ABOUT page, I started my blog as a way to improve on my writing skills, and to have a place to write random thoughts, share funny stories, rant about things on my mind, share new recipes, meet new people with similar interests, and really just walk this journey of life with others.  

At work, I am consistently told that I am a good writer, with all of the reports that I have to write.  But my writing has always just been limited to work.  And while that’s nice, work is not my everything. I want my writing to more than limited to just work stuff.

 I have always admired people that have used journaling as a creative outlet, whether to keep a record of what’s going on in their lives, to share their secrets, or to work out the thoughts or questions in their heads.  For the last couple of years, I have asked close friends that journal to explain to me how they do it, any little suggestions on ways to get started and keep it up, etc. The idea of carrying around a small notebook though, did not appeal to me, especially given my tendency to lose things, or drop them, or misplace them, etc. and I did not want to have one more thing to carry with me. Then I saw a few friends start up a blog, and again, I admired it from a far, thinking that would be more my style, knowing I don’t carry it around with me, it stays in one spot, and is always there for me.  But I had a few big concerns:  1) I have no idea how to create a blog (I’m not super tech savvy); 2) who will read it/how do I get people to read it; and 3) what if people don’t like what I write/post/say or think my blog is stupid.  Those fears/concerns held me back. 

I eventually took the plunge in May 2010 by starting my blog and trying to learn how to set it up as I go.  I only posted here and there, and most of my topics were pretty superficial or short.  I just dabbled in it, trying to figure it out while trying not to offend anyone or writing what I think they might want to hear/know about me.  After mid-October, I kind of let it go for a bit until recently when WordPress announced the postAday challenge, which was also around the time I started realizing that I wanted to change my blog, to make it more about me.  I am really working on getting over my fears of who will read this and not caring so much about what people think, and challenging myself to just write whatever I feel like, whenever I want to, and to in grow my writing skills and meet new people along my journey.

I will welcome any thoughts, comments, questions, etc, and encourage you to leave me topics to blog about. You can do that on my Blog This page.