Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's a "Lifestyles" Blog

From Sunday Stealing

Blogging Meme 

Q. What kind of blog do you have?

A. I call it a "lifestyles" blog. I started it back in 2006 to have a creative outlet that differed from newspaper writing, and also to serve as a drafting board for the lifestyle columns I was writing for the local paper at the time.

Q. How many posts do you have?

A. I have 2,518 published posts, and 53 unpublished ones.

Q. How many blogs do you follow?

A. It varies depending on time and interests. I try to visit the blogs of those who comment.

Q. How many followers do you have?

A. I have 85 followers on the Google followers link, but I average about 450-500 visits weekly. 

Q. How often do you change your theme?

A. If you mean the header, I change it about 6 times a year. Usually when the seasons change. It's about time for a change to Autumn. 

Q. How often do you change your icon?

A. That picture of me is about two years old now. If somebody ever takes a decent photo of me, I will use a more current one.

Q. Do you have any favorite blogs?

A. Yes. 

Q. Do you ever send anonymous messages to other people?

A. No. I post under CountryDew, but anyone can look over my blog and figure out who I am.

Q. Do you ever get anon hate? 

A. Occasionally.

Q. Have you made any friends through your blog?

A. I have! Several local bloggers are now my friends. And there are some bloggers I am friends with on Facebook and they feel more like friends than, well, my friends. 

Q. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

A. It makes me think and it has given me the opportunity meet people I otherwise might not have. Blogging has allowed me an outlet that I greatly enjoy.

Q. What’s your least favorite thing about blogging?

A. Those anonymous trolling comments are frustrating sometimes.



  1. The social aspect of blogging is the best thing! I've made some great friends through the years.

  2. Whenever I get the anonymous trolling commenters, I wonder how they made it through the spam filters.

  3. It's been a pleasant surprise to learn how many of us know *exactly* how many entries we have! I hate the anonymous trolls too, but their comments are never *posted* to blogspot, just sent to my email address

  4. I got frustrated with those spam comments and just deleted the entire comment option on my big blog. Who needs that taking up database space?

  5. Luckily I haven't had a troll yet but I always see them on youtube comments and such. They are annoying but I guess as long as people "feed" them, they will keep coming back. Sad. I do agree with your favorite part about blogging, too!

  6. * Posts: 2,342 with 88 followers on blogger, who knows how many follow in other ways?
    * How many blogs I follow: Too many! I have no idea the exact number. Most are through Bloglovin' (which I'm really not lovin' so much)
    * I haven't changed my theme or photo in a couple years. I'm probably due.
    * I have several favorite blogs, and have made some friends through them.


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