Iâ€™ve seen the Sunday Stealing meme around for a while, but often the questions were too personal for me (even though you could argue that the choice of books somebody reads says a lot about them already), or just not my kind of questions. Anyway, this weekâ€™s questions are about blogging. If you want to join as well, head on over to the Sunday Stealing blog.
1. How did you come up with your blog title OR what does it mean?
Well, I read books and usually donâ€™t throw them away, so to find a title wasnâ€™t hard. However, an awful lot of people who search for accounting software and the like turn up on my blog and tend to be somewhat disappointed.
2 What are your general goals for blogging?
No goals. When I started this blog it was to rant to my heartâ€™s content about a couple of books by Laurell K. Hamilton that I read. That was my initial intention and I just went from there.
3. Do people â€œin your real lifeâ€ know that you blog and do they comment on your blog OR is it largely anonymous?
Good heavens, no. Most people IRL donâ€™t even read books and if they do Iâ€™d be very surprised if they read the same genre. Iâ€™d never hear the end of it if they knew about my blog.
4. How often do you post (x per week)?
I try to post at least once a day.
5. How often do you read other blogs (x per week)?
6. How do you select blogs to read (do you prefer blogs that focus on certain topics or do you choose by tone orâ€¦?)
I read other blogs that review the same genre, other book blogs in general, other blogs that participate in the same memes, like Weekly Geeks and Thursday 13, photoshop blogs, creative blogs, whatever blogs I came across that caught my interest.
7. Do you have any plans to copy your blog entries in any other format, or do you think that one day, youâ€™ll just delete it all?
No plans to copy into another format. As long as I can pay the bill for the web space and as long as Iâ€™m interested in books, I wonâ€™t delete anything. So, the blog should stay for a little while longer :-).
8. What are the things you like best about blogging?
You meet a lot of interesting people that way, or people that share the same interests. And sometimes those two groups even overlap.
9. What are the things you donâ€™t like about blogging?
Itâ€™s time consuming if you donâ€™t want to do it half-heartedly.
10. How do you handle comments?
Everybody loves comments. If you didnâ€™t want feedback, why blog in the first place? I try to comment on blog posts if I have something to say. When I get comments I reciprocate if I have something to say (I usually do). What I donâ€™t like though are comments that tell me nothing. Comments like â€œGreat post!â€ and â€œLoved thisâ€ I can do without. That is just for the sake of commenting and should be abolished.
11. Do you have any burning thoughts to share on blog etiquette?
No. Just be nice!
12. Any desired blog features?
I use Live Writer and am not too happy about some of its supposed features. Like the publishing date doesnâ€™t work and my images always end up where I donâ€™t want them. But maybe that is just my inaptitude.
13. Have you suffered blog addiction?
Of course not. The mere idea is preposterous.