1. When did you begin your blog?
A: July 2011.
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
A: A narcissistic belief that I have something interesting to say. That, and I thought people might enjoy reading about what Flo gets up to and the journey of a first-time dog-owner. I also thought it would be a good way to chronicle her life.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
If not, what’s different?
A: I still hope that people enjoy reading about Flo, but I have found that I’m not stumbling around in the dog-ownership area as much as I thought I might be so it’s more of a chronicle about her. I’ve also found that others sometimes enjoy my weird sense of humour… I like making people smile and laugh… I hope Flo’s blog achieves that. I’m much more interested in other people’s blogs.
If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
A: I think some people are smiling, and I do like looking back over some of the early posts to read what we were up to a few months ago.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
A: Schedule, mostly.
If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it?
A: I try to blog on Saturday and Wednesday but sometimes I squish another post or two in when events warrant.
If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?
A: I actually do worry about breaking a routine when I post on a different day… what if nobody sees it? It makes me think of the old ‘what if a tree falls in the wood and there’s nobody there to hear it’ thing. Noooooooo!
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
A: Paaaaahaaaaaa! No.
If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)?
If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?
A: No. I think that would turn something that’s quite enjoyable into a less enjoyable pursuit.
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
A: I’ve found a whole reservoir of knowledge that everyone is happy to share, I’ve met some very very intelligent, interesting and amusing people. I like that my blog is generally easy going.
7. What do you like least?
A: I think my blog could be more varied and cerebral… I dig deep in other areas of life but I steer clear of any real depth in blogville. Other bloggers are better at that.
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?
A: Actually, I’m quite happy for it to go along as it is at the moment as I find my blogging feet.
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