Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Blogs, Blogs, we love Blogs!

I stole this idea from Nichole today (thanks, Nichole!). It's a questionnaire/reflection on blogging:

1) Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog after I started knitting so I could show others my finished and in-progress projects, and journal about my life a little bit.

2) How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted a blog name about knitting, but every name I tried had already been taken unless I put a bunch of numbers after it. My husband had been in Turkey the first year we were married and it carried significance for us, so I tried "knitter" in Turkish, and viola! There you have "trikotajci." I think it's unique. Hardly anyone in America speaks Turkish.

3) Do your friends and family know about your blog? What do they think of it?
Some of my knitting friends know about my blog, but I don't think my family does. I haven't told them about it, so unless they google "trikotajci..." but who would just randomly google that? I don't know what my friends think about my blog, but frankly, it doesn't matter what they think. I'm going to write it like this anyway, and hopefully they like it!

4) How do you write posts?
How do I write posts? How does everyone else write posts? I don't really understand this question, but I write a lot at work when ideas come up.

5) Have you ever had a troll or had to delete unkind comments?
No, so far I haven't been spammed or had nasty comments. People who put nasty comments on blogs are just mean people.

6)Do you check your stats? Do you care how many people read your blog? If you do care, how do you increase traffic?
I don't check my stats. If people read my blog, great, but if not, oh well.

7)What kind of blogs/posts interest you?
I like to read my friends' blogs. I like witty, fun writing, and writing that looks effortless but is enjoyable to read.

8) What do you like and dislike about blogging?
I like blogging because it's generally quick. I enjoy reading other blogs and getting ideas for them. I don't think there's anything I don't like about blogging right now, except sometimes I forget to write, and then by the time I think to do it, the feelings I had are gone and the entry sounds vague.