Lisa is the hostess of this weeks Fun Monday and has asked us...
I’d like to know more about you, what makes you tick. I’d like to know how you started blogging. Did you keep a diary under lock and key safely hidden as a child? Do you still? Do you share the same things on your blog that you would have, or do, in your diary? Why did you start blogging and why do you continue? May as well throw in any roadblocks you have run into while blogging. If you still have your old diaries we’d love to see them.
This is fairly easy for me:
I started blogging shortly after my mum and daughter started their blogs. My sister had been blogging for a long time and my son about a year and even my youngest son wanted to get in on the act! I decided to start blogging as a way of keeping my family and friends up to date with our lives as we all live in different countries. I never once dreamed I'd make new friends, learn about life in different cultures and be sending and receiving prizes and parcels.
As a teenager I did try and keep a diary. Every year Father Christmas would leave a diary in my stocking and every January I would resolve to write it every day for a year...I usually lasted until March. I used to keep it under my pillow or mattress and it was fairly harmless and probably full of the boys I fancied and tennis match results.
My blog is not really like a personal diary. I try to keep it as a record of our lives maybe including recipes I like, crafts I've made, things we do and places we visit. Sometimes I'll blog about a situation I've been in and how I feel but nothing deep and heavy. I guess this reflects my personality as I tend to keep my emotional feelings internal trusting only a few close friends and family. I really admire those of you how lay it on the line but that isn't my way, I guess my personality is different, I'm definitely a glass half full person always seeking the best out of every situation.