Sam set a very tough book quiz that had me stumped. Really stumped, ‘coz I know the answer to one of the questions, and it’s related to a literature classic, but I can’t identify any of the lines from romance novels. Ha ….the irony of it when I’m an ardent romance fan. Very demoralizing too.
1) When did you first start blogging and why?
Started blogging in June 05, because I’m inherently curious about how things work. Furthermore, as my work revolves around the web and communications, so trying out blogging myself was a natural step, an extension of my professional life of sorts. Work has a way of spilling over to my private life … I picked up Dreamweaver and Photoshop partly because of work. Then, blogging became a way for me to de-stress. Discussing books with like-minded pals online is something that I look forward to increasingly.
2) What don’t you talk about?
I’m really not into politics and carrying on about work, so I’ve kept this blog pretty much to discussing books, movies, blogging, the web and other issues which grab my attention. I may discuss Faith and beliefs in future, but I think that’s about it.
3) Are you and your blogging persona the same person?
I’m a little more garrulous online, otherwise I’m the same curious old self. I try not to be too critical, and I always try to see some good in people and situation.
4) How do you use blogging to build friendships?
I didn’t really set out to use blogging to build friendships, it just happened. It’s pretty amazing how my circle of reader friends just keeps enlarging. To me, that’s my greatest gain since I started blogging … the death of distance, and the beauty of friendship without borders.
5). How would you describe your writing style?
I write more eloquently than the way I speak. I can tolerate some profanity from others, but you won’t hear me spouting them. If the person, book or situation is really, really bad, then I will express my opinion as such, sans profanity. Most often than not, if it’s really that bad, I’ll just chuck the book aside rather than expend time and energy talking about it. But when it comes to issues close to my heart, I may not be so sanguine about it.
Oops … forgot I’m supposed to tag, so these are the new voices (most of whom I’ve recently aded to my blogroll) I’d love to hear from: