Saturday 26 May 2007

How I started blogging......

Annelisa has started a new meme here - How I Started Blogging, using the following questions:

How/ why did you get sucked into the blogging whirlpool?

I started blogging after much cajoling by my friend Queenie, who had recently started blogging herself. She insisted it would be a good idea for me to have a blog so we could read each others! Also she knew I would be having a long period of inactivity due to an impending operation. I finally relented and started my blog because I thought it would be a good idea to keep a journal of my recovery after my op. Also I like gossiping!

How long ago did you start?

I started blogging on the 11th February 2007, and apart from the few days I was in hospital having my op and a couple of days afterwards I don't think I've missed a day! How's that for being sad dedication?

Who introduced you?

Queenie, but my son had mentioned it to me about 12 months ago and he showed me how to set the blog up. After that I just found my own way round, first visiting Queenie and some people on her blogroll, then just following other links until I found blogs I resonated with and built up my own blogroll.

Who was your very first visitor, and do you both still visit each other?

Queenie was my first visitor, my son posted annonymously, then Annelisa and yes we still visit each other.

How has your blog changed from your first posts, and did you envisage it developing the way it has?

I don't think my blog has changed very much really, except that I have discovered how to do more things like uploading photographs and I've filled my sidebar more. I didn't envisage anything at all, I didn't really think about it, but it has become all consuming at times!

Have you any other blogs and, if so, what is their purpose?

No, I only have one blog at the moment, but I am considering starting another one. My Dad wrote a biography about his mother (my grandmother) a few years ago, which I typed up for him. It's only short and I did send it to a few publishers for him but they weren't interested, so I am contemplating publishing it on a blog because I think it's really good and I would love others to read it.

Now I suppose I should tag someone else how about Gewels, I think she said she's only been tagged once ever. Maybe La Bellina Mammina and Linda would like to tell us their tale too. But only if you want to ladies, and anyone else who fancies it I TAG you too.

The rules:
Answer the questions
Tag if you want, or leave it open for people to choose to do it or not ...however you feel comfortable.
Leave a comment on
this post when you've done the meme,
Link back to this post, so people can see when and why it started

My knee
Saturday 25th May
I think the knee fairy has been at work as it has improved a lot over the past couple of days. Yesterday I hardly used my crutch at all, but then I was only inside the house or out in the garden.


Annelisa said...

I knew you and Queenie were friends, Akelamalu (it was pretty obvious from your comments, if nothing else! :-D ), and I suppose I should've guessed she'd introduced you (but I didn't ).

I'm amazed by your dedication :-)... However, I was totally grateful for it in March - I think your cheering was one big part of what got me through that writing month!!

Thank you so much for doing this meme - I really like hearing how you started!

btw - you are officially the first person to answer the questions!! You are numero uno in my book :-D

la bellina mammina said...

Interesting replies - I will have to do mine on Monday - pretty hectic this weekend with the new baby! :-)

Annelisa said...

Oh, yes, I meant to say... I also think it would be good to publish your dad's biography... I'm sure it wouldn't be just me that's interested!

lettuce said...

yes, do publish your dad's biog., that would be so interesting.

yay! for the knee fairy

Akelamalu said...

Thanks honey and it was my pleasure to cheer you on. Do I get a badge for being first? ((wink))

I'm still considering putting my Dad's biography up, I'll announce it if I do. Thanks. :)

Akelamalu said...

la bellina mammina
Oh I'm glad you're going to do it too, looking forward to hearing how you started. I want to cuddle that baby so much!!!!

Akelamalu said...

I'll let you know about the biography. Thanks for the good wishes for my knee. x

talj said...

Great to hear your knee is doing so well and lovely to read how you got started in this blogging business! Have a lovely weekend :o)

CG said...

This was interesting to read and I'm chuffed your knee is doing well!!!

Catch said...

What a lovely story! You have been blogging for a long time! I also enjoy it so much...and love my blogger friends!! Wouldnt a reunion with all of us there be something? Have a great weekend Akelamalu!!!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks and the same to you. :)

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks. x

Akelamalu said...

Not very long, only four months, but I've met some lovely people. A reunion would be a great things to do, if there was a way we could all get together. We all live so far apart though. Hope your weekend is a good one. x

Linda said...

I've got the questions archived and will get to them as soon as I can. I'm doing a lot of overtime at work this week so it may take me awhile but I shall get this done at some point!

Lo Kelween said...

oh that's how you started blogging :) does your son have a blog too? :)

btw i think don't understand what does "meme" mean...-.-`

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for playing along. :)

Akelamalu said...

No my son doesn't have a blog. A meme is just like a game of tag.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

I think it would be wonderful if You publish your Dad's biography. I would love it if you Dad did a blog about his gardening interests etc. he seems so funny and interesting:) hint...LOL not that you would have the time to do all that but think you are done with cleaning the attic...LOL
I am so glad you blog.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Glad the knee fairy is at work.
Btw did you ever see the story about the fairy doors? Sounds like us.


Angel ():)

RUTH said...

Good to hear the knee is doing well. Enjoyed reading your tag answers.
Happy Blogging

Julia Phillips Smith said...

That's an excellent meme and I enjoyed hearing about your blogging history. Also good to hear your knee is doing better.

Akelamalu said...

If I could get my Dad blogging he's be a certain hit will all the tales he has to tell, we've only just managed to get him to have a mobile phone though! I am working on publishing the biography he wrote though. I'll do a post about it when it's ready.

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed reading. :)

Akelamalu said...

It's a good meme for getting to know you better isn't it? Yep, my knee seems to be getting there.

TopChamp said...

I would also be interested in the biography.

I'm glad that Queenie inspired you to blog - it's a lovely site, ignoring content ect, in particular I like the butterfly mouse icon thing - it's very cute.

TopChamp said...

not that the content is anything but lovely too!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for stopping by, glad you like!