Every once in a while, here in the blogosphere, it just so happens that we get tagged in a meme and have to pass along a chain letter, in this case, to some other bloggers. When the lovely Te-ge from SU Comments hit me up for this, I thought why not. Te-ge is a blogger just like me, at home with her kids, we met through the Thirty Day Challenge and are still in contact. The request came through the Twitter logs and she just couldn’t help herself. Te-ge’s blog is very helpful with everything you need to know about StumbleUpon and how to use it. If you’re not sure about anything on SU, Te-ge even has a how to video which explains it simply.
What I like about this particular one is that it’s All About Me which will give you some idea of my online habits and why I am here. Some of you may have read earlier posts where I refer to my presence on the web and for those that haven’t caught up with me yet, you will find the answers down below. So keep reading.
Here we go, questions and answers.
1. How long have you been blogging.
My blog is one year old and has come a long way since I first started it. It started as a wordpress blog and then I switched to my own domain just about 4 months back. It has had a few facelifts in that time, and will have another shortly, so look out!
2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors
I attended a seminar where I met a guy by the name of Jamie McIntyre. I have written about him before. It was an Internet and Business Mastery seminar and there were all sorts of Internet guru’s who were giving me plenty to think about. Ideas were flying around the room and when I got home, I immediately sat at my PC and I started surfing and typing and I have not looked back since.
Sean Rasmussen is my mentor. I met him through doing the seminars as well. Sean quickly got working on the Internet after attending the same seminar two years prior to me. He has taught me a lot about SEO and building sites, along with some great tips on how to live the life you love. Remember in school how we were told not to cheat, well now it’s called modeling. Jamie says to find someone who has already done what you want to do and model them. It works for me
3. Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun
Yes I am making money working on the net, and I just love what I do. This blog gives me freedom of expression and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t have to leave home every morning to go to a job so I am very blessed to be doing this.
4. What 3 things do you love about being online
a) I love that I have built up such a great community of friends. I belong to a vast number of communities and I love the fact that I get to meet bloggers and some non-bloggers from many resources.
b) I love that I can keep up-to-date with all that is going on through the various communities. Athough, there are times when there is so much going on that I can arrive a little late for the party That could also be due to the fact that I have branched out quite a bit.
c) I love that this really is FUN.
5. What 3 things do you struggle with online
a) There is just so much information and lots of great blogs to read that sometimes my work suffers. I am very social and love to keep up with all my contacts. When they email or message me, I have to know what is going on and give a reply… LOL… sometimes, that can take up quite a bit of time. So sleep IS over-rated. I will just have to sleep when I am dead which I don’t intend to be for quite a long time yet.
b) I sometimes get overwhelmed and have to re-center myself to focus on the job at hand. There will be some changes other than a face-lift here at Buzzing with Ange. I will be giving it some structure with regular features so you will know what to expect from me in the future. This is one thing that I have dismissed in the past and now I believe it is time to smarten things up a bit.
c) I am still learning a lot of the technical side of things and how they work and sometimes, I don’t get it right and I have had instances of my blog disappearing from cyberspace. Yikes!! I am so grateful to have my tech guy, who is not always available, but really helpful when I do get hold of him. He does some really great work and has built some amazing sites.
Enough of the Q. & A. now I am going to introduce you to some of my community from BlogCatalog who have a variety of sites I know you will enjoy. This is how the meme works as it keeps going and going and going.
Diane from Dorset with her blog Much of a Muchness with some random thoughts and musings that turned into a blog, and she also has some lovely notebooks she has handmade herself on show.
Mike who is a book lover at The View from Here. Mike is also writing his own book and is looking for a publisher so if you can help, that would be great.
Megan from Imaginif Child Protection Became a Serious Business. Megan has devoted her life to the protection of children. A very worthy cause.
Derek from Derek Semmler Dot Com who I met through stumbling on StumbleUpon. Now Derek does talk about his online earnings and is a great blog to get some tips from if you are one of those bloggers who are keen on making money online.
Chessnoid from TotalNoid who also writes about the things he loves and is passionate about. It’s great to read what gets people moving forward in life.
Chris from Self Improvement Journal which is something I have a kindred spirit for. I get a lot of inspiration reading Chris’ blog and we have also both attended the Landmark Forum so we are on the same page when he writes about it.
Carole from The Healthy Living Lounge is very keen on yoga and has some great tips on living a healthy lifestyle.
MidgetManOfSteel from Mental Poo just for something completely different. I don’t know his real name. A word of warning though, this bog contains random thoughts and comments that tend to flow from his head with little advance warning which he calls…. mental poo… so be careful, it could get quite messy in there. Enter at your own risk.
Hmmmmm……. something to think about. Enjoy visiting these great bloggers who have made a difference in the blogosphere. Get connected with them if you are in the realm of blogging. Have fun and all that.