There's a new meme going around Blogland. I first saw it Notes in the Key of Life. I've dropped some of the questions and added the final one. Barbara of Stray Thoughts is the originator of this interesting meme, and her blog along with her answers can be found here. Please give her credit if you choose to join in.
How do you feel about being tagged for memes?
I like it, but perhaps it's because I only began blogging this past June. It's all kind of new to me. However, I can understand the opposing point of view as it does take time to do them.
Do you participate in any regular weekly memes? Which ones?
I discovered Booking Through Thursday first, and because I've always loved to read, I am delighted to have found it. A couple of weeks ago, I jumped on the bandwagon with Pink Saturday, and more recently, began my very own Blue Monday.
Have you found any bloggers who you began to read regularly after participating in a meme with them?
Yes, of course. That's one of the big advantages of doing a meme--to meet people.
Did you find any favorite blogs through comments or blogrolls on others’ blogs?
Sure, I have even searched to find new "friends."
If you comment on someone’s blog, do you expect a response? If so, do you prefer that response to come through an e-mail, a comment from them on the same post, or a comment on your blog?
I always comment whenever I visit, and I 'd like to get a comment from people who I visit. It's silly to answer back on your own post; how will I see that response unless I return and dig into the comments?
An email is a good idea if it's a more private matter.
I feel to not return the favor of a visit with a comment is sort of like a snub. To me, it would feel as if I said, "Hello" and received no reply. : (
Are there certain types of blogs that attract you?
My favorites are those who give me a chuckle. I also enjoy the welcoming ones.
Are there certain types of blogs that repel you?
I don't care for blogs with anything off-color, profane, or mean-spirited. I also roll my eyes when confronted with a wordy post.
Do your family and friends know about your blog? Do they read it? Do they mind if you mention them? Do they suggest posts for it?
(sigh) My friends and family know about my blog, but I don't think many of them read it. My older friends don't seem to understand how to work the computer well enough. Honestly, I've had two ask me how to find and read the blog! At least one member of my family thinks it's a foolish waste of time. I will therefore be careful whenever I mention them, if ever.
Obviously, I get no suggestions for posts.
However, another member reads and comments on a regular basis. (Thank you, Allen!) My husband reads every post; hey, he has no choice. I drag him into the office and SHOW him my most recent offering! Poor baby. (He really is quite supportive, and I think a bit proud of me.)
How do you feel about people who never leave comments?
How do you spell "stalker?"