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Tuesday, 2 October 2007

What I like about blogging.....

This week's question from David (Authorblog) is

What do you like most about blogging?

If you want to join in here's what David would like you to do.

Please answer today's question on your own blog, any time until next weekend. Just link to this blog (or to this post) so I can follow the progress of the discussion.And the question is: What do you like most about blogging?


I like many things about blogging.

I like that it enables me to keep a diary of events in my life in an interesting way, I've never been one for keeping diaries but with a blog it makes keeping a diary fun. Having other bloggers read what I've written and actually comment gives me a thrill. I love the fact that I can voice my opinion about any subject I choose without causing an argument. Blogging has given me the opportunity to become more au faix with technology, as I've learned how to make my blog more interesting (I hope!) by uploading photographs, creating links, adding and tweaking. I've learned a lot by reading other blogs and picking up tips here and there.


The thing I've enjoyed most of all about blogging is all the new blogging friends I've made - it's such a warm-hearted community, I would find it very hard to give up. Just to confirm this Laney (A Sideways Look at Womanhood) had a free 'grab an award' day yesterday at her blog, where she invited all her readers to grab any award they like off her sidebar. All except me! But before you start muttering - "that's cruel", "how could she?", "it's not fair" she said


(That is except for Akelamalu, who quite frankly has no room left on her blog for anything at all, so just for her, she can have this one:



LOL - you're not wrong there Laney - thank you. xxxx

However, the most important thing having a blog has done for me is that I discovered how to get my Dad's book published - thankyou Cream and Laney who pointed me in the right direction - this meant I fulfilled a promise and made my Dad's dream come true - what more could I ask for?

26 comments:

julia said...

LOL! That's the perfect award for you, Akelamalu! Though I know it won't stop more of them from squeezing onto your mantlepiece. I thought I should let you know that I finally gave out the Blogging Star Award you passed out in early September. There's a crowd of paparazzi over at my blog - it's a red carpet crush...

Akelamalu said...

Hehe it made me laugh so much. I'm on my way over just as soon as I've put on my bling Julia.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I have to say that I go in and out of the desire to blog but I've been way more consistent in blogging then I've ever been in journal keeping.

Flowerpot said...

I've met such a wonderful bunch of new friends who are supportive and the writing warms me up for my proper work writing every day!

Akelamalu said...

I think blogging is easier than journal keeping because of the interaction do you orange blosoom?

You must really love writing flowerpot! :)

Miss Understood said...

I'm so glad you found some space for it! x

CG said...

You say it all, really. Love your new award!!

david mcmahon said...

That is just the most perfect award for you! And your Dad would be so proud of what you;ve done for him ....

Misty Dawn said...

This is a great post! I really enjoyed it! There are many things that I love about blogging too, and I've just begun - so, it's very exciting!

Linda said...

It truly is the perfect award for the perfect blogger! Congrats!!

la bellina mammina said...

Brava Akela! For publishing the book.

Sally Lomax said...

I started blogging as a way of writing regularly and remembering to do so. All my new friends are a real bonus that I didn't expect!! Great though!

buffalodickdy said...

I started blogging to check out my sons blog, and found a great way to find out little facts about the wide world we live in not covered by Natl. Geographic! It is also fun to state your opinion without being interrupted, but still possible to disagree...

Josh said...

Hey, Akela. You are a great blogger. Just thought I'd let you know.

Cindy said...

now that's a cool award which fits you very well! I got distracted earlier - had to go and write my own post about blogging, then ended up following one of David's links in his post today, reading that and commenting, then linking to her blog so I could find her again...I almost forgot to come back and tell you I'd been here!

Gledwood said...

I am not sure whether these people distribute or print and distribute but this is a tip someone gave to me:
http://www.lulu.com/uk/about/firsttime.php
I also gave it below at the book post.

I like being able to keep a diary and not have to feel it is obsessively "secret" because I know every day people from Ivory Coast and Madagaskar read it!!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Fab award and very much you!

I blog for most of the same reasons. I'm still amazed at how much it adds to my life.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Such good raisons d'etre for your blog...and you are so modest with your 'i've learned how to make my blog more interesting'...you are a keyboard whizz!
Pigx
Love your latest award!

Sally Lomax said...

Hi Ak again!

I left a comment on my blogpost to you as well, about mu anti ageing device!!!I wrote it in January in the midst of a SAD syndrome attack. totally lighthearted, but it's a great way to cheer you up!

It's here!

Enjoy!!!

Akelamalu said...

Of course I found space Miss U ;)

I think we, mostly, all blog for the same reasons CG don't we?

Thanks David and Dad is so pleased to see his book in print.

Why thank you Misty Dawn and thanks for dropping by. :)

Ah you're too kind Linda x

Thanks Bella xx

Yes you can make some good friends blogging Sally.

It's surprising the things you learn about the world when you start blogging isn't it Buffalodickdy?

Gee thanks Josh, it takes one to know one! x

LOL you got sidetracked then Cindy? :)

I published through LULU Gleds, but thanks for the tip. :)

You can get a lot out of Blogging Correspondent can't you?

Oh Pig I'm no keyboard wizard belive me! The things I do on here are simple to do, otherwise they wouldn't be here! Thanks for the vote of confidence though. xx

Thanks Sally, I'll take a look. :)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

FIRST Akelamalu My congrat with your award:)

Second what I like about blogging is:
* to meet other cultures,
* To read about other's habits and lifestyles,
* to know and understand more about other countries,
* get inspiration from them,
* I hope I inspare others too,
* I like to post all kinds of sobjects for my readers.
* I enjoy it MORE to photograph because I can post them on my blog.
*answer questions from blogreaders *and more...
JoAnn

RUTH said...

One of the greatest things that has come out of blogging for me has been finding that there truly are so many kind and understanding people in the world. I do like your "special" award...perfect for you :o)
Rx

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou JoAnn love your reasons for blogging.

There truly are kind and thoughtful people in the blogosphere Ruth. xxx

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh you can fit more Akela. I have faith in you. But that is a very cute button. :)

Akelamalu said...

He he, I'm sure I could squeeze some more in somewhere Jo ;)

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