I totally failed NaBloPoMo this year, though I’m pretty much set to WIN NaNoWriMo today. Regardless, I’ve set myself a goal to blog more – daily, if possible, because anything that keeps my fingers moving over the keys is a good thing that is worth doing if you ask me, and also, I love blogging.
I love reading blogs and seeing into people’s lives. It’s like when you’re driving down the road at night and can peek into lighted windows, only better. I don’t know whether anyone is that interested in peeking into my windows, but that’s the thing of all this. Your blog is your house, your home on the web, and it’s up to you to make it interesting inside so people will want to take a peek.
I came across a blog by a gal named Suzie that I enjoy reading, and the other day she asked seven questions to her blog followers. Here’s to getting to know each other all a little bit better.
1. Why have you chosen your blog name? I guess I technically have two blog names. HelloCheney is my blog address and Twitter handle, and I chose that because it included my name and it was easy to remember. That was all strategy and being pissed off that someone had already used just “Cheney” for their own blog. My real blog name is “Giving Up The Ghost” and that has a longer story. I suppose what Giving Up The Ghost means to me is that this is a place where I am trying to move on and grow from the ghosts of my pasts – all of the things that I want to leave behind or have left behind – this space is a clean slate for me.
2. When you have an hour of free-time, what do you do? There are A LOT of things I am likely to do with an hour of free time. I’d like to say that writing is my go-to activity, but it’s not. It’s often trolling around on blogs and Tumblr, reading, or watching an episode of whatever TV show I am in the middle of watching on Netflix now. How exciting I am, right?
3. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what would it be? Easy. 21. You’re old enough to be considered an adult in the world, but you are still holding on to the last reaches of childhood. At 21 you feel grown up and capable and ready to take on the world, and your whole future is bright ahead of you. On the other hand, at 21 you are still free to grow and make mistakes and have all the fun you can possibly fit into your life.
4. If you could learn to do something, what would it be? If I could instantly have one skill that I don’t have currently it would be the skill of being able to self-edit. I am always writing, but I don’t have the slightest clue how to edit things and make them better. It’s the downfall of being a perfectionist with writing and always trying to get things right the first time.
5. What would be the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? This is a harder question than I thought it would be. I am not used to having money to spend, so I am used to not wanting for things. I just don’t have the luxury of being able to want because I know I am too poor to have. It makes things easier that way. I suppose the first thing I would buy is a condo somewhere in Elise’s school district. Why not a house? Because I don’t want to EVER have to deal with yard work.
6. What is the thing that makes you absolutely unique? I am a person who has been struck by lightning so that may or may not be why I can write a book in 22 days.
7. What is your favourite blog? SUCH a hard question. I’ll give you the blog I’ve read the longest and most often: http://schmutzie.com – Elan Morgan writes about her life, posts beautiful iPhoneography, and also has been writing a poem every day for a year. It’s a mixed grab bag of awesomeness, in my opinion.