Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 217 - God Berry, Y U SO NOSY??

It's time for yet another meme from Berry!

Day 217 - God Berry, Y U SO NOSY??

1. How long have you been blogging?

Since forever? LOL! I've kept diaries all my life, and have been online journaling since 2002 or so, but this blog started in December 2007.

2. Why did you start blogging?

Quite honestly, I don't know how to NOT write about my life. It's as normal as breathing to me. This blog started because I needed something to do and I had a project in my head. But even without the project, I would have done it anyway. I started fashion blogging because people who liked THIS blog liked me enough to start giving me things although I was not a fashion blogger at the time. I wanted to keep this blog just for my randomness so that's why I started a new one just for fashion type stuff. I don't want to be on any feeds with this blog just so I can talk shit when I want. :-p

3. How many times a week do you post an entry?

Oh god...I've been so lazy recently. Well, lazy in blogging because I've been busy in RL. So on a good week, I'll do 3-4 posts in this blog, and maybe 2 for the fashion blog. But I really need to step it up.

4. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?

Oh man, I can't even count. I read so many blogs, both SL and RL. But it seems like everyone has a blog these days, so it's almost impossible to go a day without reading SOMEONE'S blog, you know?

5. Do you comment on other people’s blogs?

Sometimes! Not as often as I should, but I do try to reach out here and there.

6. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have?

Not really. It's not a big deal to me. I would rather have a small, dedicated group of readers than thousands of hits a day of people who don't actually care about what I'm writing. And let's face it - even if I only had a couple of people who came here every time I posted, I'd still be writing anyway. In the long run, I'm writing because I love it, not for popularity.

7. Did you ever regret a post that you wrote?

Mmm...I won't say REGRET, but I do wish I hadn't written some things here and there just because it caused unnecessary drama for myself. Like the whole Inworldz craziness, and the thing with our wedding guest list. But if I ever really regretted something, I probably wouldn't write it in the first place. We have a delete button for a reason. Even things I've written that caused some drama taught me something in the end. [Like, I will never ever go to Inworldz and some people have big mouths. LOL!]

8. Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog?

Mostly! I write like I speak - usually - and since this blog is really just about my life, it would be weird if they didn't know who I was at this point. :) I don't like bloggers who try to prove how amazing they are, or how deep they are, or how mysterious they are, so I try not to do that myself. And hopefully I don't come off as too pretentious or snotty. I feel like I write in a way that someone could say, "Yeah, I totally get that." At least, I hope I do. But if you really want to know ME, it's probably better to just talk to me outside of blog comments.

9. Do you blog under your real name?

Yep! Not here, obviously, but I do have a couple of blogs that have my name on them. I am a lot worse about updating those, though.

10. Are there topics that you would never blog about?

Of course! You'd have to be kind of naive to blog every single thing that crosses your mind or that is happening in your life, in my opinion.

11. What is the theme/topic of your blog?

Well...this one is obviously mostly about the random things I do in Second Life, although I write about my offline life as well from time to time. I will never be one of those "SL IS SL AND RL IS RL" kind of people because to me, the line is very much blurred. My feelings don't shut off the moment I log out, and my RL issues aren't pushed from my head the moment I log in. And my style blog is obviously about SL fashion and stuff. That's a no brainer. :)

12. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why?

Oh yes. I have my two SL blogs, I have a couple of RL blogs [one for regular stuff and one for health related stuff], and I have two Tumblrs [although I don't actually consider those blogs] that I use for keeping funny things and keeping Fitspo type things. I still have a Live Journal, too, although that one is updated maybe twice a year at this point just because most of my closer LJ friends are on my Facebook.

13. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging?

Besides glory and fame and free swag? :-p Kidding! I just love to write. I love being able to look back and say "Oh my God, yes! That happened!!" I've met wonderful people through my blogs and since SL blogs are useless without pics, my Photoshop skills have improved as well.

14. So, why do you continue to blog?

It's my thing. It's who I am. If I wasn't SL blogging, I'd be blogging somewhere else for some other topic. I know I'll keep writing for the rest of my life, even if I have to scratch out my words with a stick in the dirt. :)


Vixxie Vultee said...

i really relate to pretty much all of your answers. i never considered livejournal as a blog, but i guess it was... a blog before "blogs" were a thing.

Unknown said...

I giggled at your title! I feel the same way about that nosy Berry!

*StarLight StarBright* said...

this is exactly why I love your blog. I do sit here and go...yeah I totally get that. I love that you give so much of yourself to us and that we really get to know you. I think you are pretty amazing Alicia and I'm not just sucking up. LOL Keep on blogging I love it!

Strawberry Singh said...

To reiterate what you said for #14, I think that's what happens to us bloggers. Once we start, and are really into it, it just becomes a part of us and it's hard to stop. Thanks for participating again, always love reading your answers.