I've been tagged by MissSin, so here goes...
Why do you blog?
I loved the IDEA of blogging but wasn’t sure it was for me. I’m not a good writer and I’m not the kind of person to lay themselves out there emotionally so I knew I couldn’t come up with fun, witty rants about my life on a regular basis. Then I discovered book review blogs and since I already keep track of what I read that seemed like a possibility. But I only read 50-60 books a year. A friend of mine
used to have a photo blog (I loved visiting it, she had great photos!) and since H and I have started taking pictures frequently, I decided to combine the two hobbies, also allowing for the odd random post, and voila my blog* was born!
*In case anyone was curious, “In Spring it is the Dawn” is the first line of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. If she were alive today, her lists, stories and observations would make a fantastic blog!
I also explained about “tanabata” here.
How long have you been blogging?
I started on January 31st, 2006.
book geek (obviously!), cat person, night owl, procrastinator, good listener, loyal, insecure
Why do readers read your blog?
Most of my “regulars” are other book bloggers and friends (the non-readers just skip the book reviews). I also get a few extra visits when I post a picture for a photo challenge.
What was the last search phrase someone used to get to your site?
”interesting things in England” I wonder if they were disappointed to land on my 5 most interesting things post. I never get any weird and/or rude search phrases which just goes to show how tame my blog is. The most common search is probably for McSweeney's (to which I have a subscription this year and have reviewed issues 18 and 19).
Which of your entries unjustly gets too little attention?
I’m just pleased whenever people stop by and comment. On the flip side, my recent food pics have probably generated the most comments. :P
Your current favourite blog?
It would be too hard to choose just one. See my sidebar for the blogs I visit regularly.
What blog did you read most recently?
Stuff On My Cat. Good for a chuckle.
Which feeds do you subscribe to?
My blogroll in the sidebar is run by blogrolling and it does a pretty good job of letting me know when blogspot blogs have been updated, but for some reason, which could very possibly be my lack of knowledge, it doesn’t work for other blogs. So I’ve recently started using bloglines for feeds from the wordpress, typepad and other non-blogger blogs that I visit.
What four blogs are you tagging with this meme and why?
I’m not going to tag anyone specifically but if you’re in the mood for a meme, feel free to keep it going.