Monday, May 12, 2008

Blogging Meme

I found this meme last night on Not Quite June Cleaver.

Why did you start your blog?
I started my first blog because I wanted to link to sites I found funny or interesting or goofy. I started this one so I could post links to free cross stitch patterns.

How did you come up with your blog name?
My sister started calling me Pip like the little limey zombie on that Halloween episode of South Park. I have no idea why. When I was trying to come up with a needlework name for a blog on Diaryland, I thought of PipStitchery. I shortened it for Blogger. Oh, and I dislike it immensely.

Do your friends and family know about your blog and if so, what do they think of it?
Yes, they all do and no one ever comes here unless I send them a link to a specific post and say "read this." As a result, I am no longer reading any of their lame MySpace blogs. So there.

How do you write posts?
Usually, I find a link and feel the need to share it so I just start typing away.

Have you ever had a troll or had someone leave unkind comments?
No, I haven't. Everyone who comments on my blog has been soooo nice. I decided to moderate comments after I saw all the spam Eric got on his Katrina dog rescue blog. That was ridiculous. He'd write about how there were not enough volunteers to check out all the addresses of the places owners had reported leaving their pets behind and someone would leave spam about the dog vitamins they were selling. Ugh. So far, I've approved all the comments I've received.

Do you check your stats?
Of course! I like to see which countries people are from.

Do you care how many people read your blog?
I got over that a few years ago. I think if I were a writer, I would want more readers but I'm not so it really doesn't matter.

What kind of blogs/posts interest you?
Blogs about aporns, embroidery, crafty goodness, food and dogs . . . oh look, I typo'ed apron. That's because I love me some apron porn.

What do you like and dislike about blogging?
I really like the feedback (comments) I get. I like putting some of my text into italics because I'm a geek. I dislike that I can't swear as much I would like to. I don't even know why I censor myself when I blog but I do.

Another dislike: this is more about other people rather than my own blogging but some bloggers post really cool stuff, whether it's their writing or their projects, and I always feel bad when I see there are very few or no comments. Then, on another blog, there are 23 people all saying the same exact thing about one post: "that is so cute!" Makes me wanna scream. I encourage everyone to leave comments on blogs where there are none.


Emily said...

I know what you mean about the comments, lol. Lot of people out there don't get the attention they deserve. :)

Lil_Birdie said...

I'm amazed that I haven't had to moderate any comments either.
The crafty blog community is so nice :)

(huge difference from my experiances moderating other type forums- 15-20yro males can make you want to pull your hair out .)

Kellie said...

LOL!! A-Porn! I loves me some apron too! SNORT!!

Sorry it's past my bedtime and that struck me as waaaay funny!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Oh, that is so cute! (I just had to say that.) I know exactly what you mean about comments. Unless I feel really, really compelled, I don't leave comments if there are already 20 or so. What could be left to say?