For the last few weeks I have been enjoying discovering, as I open a blog, that the blogger has been ‘tagged’. And being the great sport that the blogger is, they have embraced the challenge and answered 10 set questions about themselves. I’ve enjoyed these posts because it’s always so wonderful to find out a few interesting things about the blogger behind the blog.
Because I live in a fog, I was oblivious to the idea that someone might tag me so I was completely surprised when I read Bits & Breadcrumbs and discovered I was tagged. Oh, the pressure!!!
So here are my answers…
1. Describe yourself in seven words
As my name has seven letters I will answer this like an acrostic poem:
C = Charming
H = Happy
A = Active
R = Reliable
L = Lively
I = Idealist
E = Enthusiastic
2. What keeps you up at night?
Two of my three children are teenagers. That will do it.
3. Who would you like to be?
I’m so happy with myself but that doesn’t stop me from visualising having Elle Macpherson’s body, Cate Blanchett’s talent, Beyonce’s rhythm and Kylie Minogue’s voice. I think that’s a package that would work for me.
4. What are you wearing right now?
I’m blogging so Peter Alexander pyjamas of course.
5. What scares you?
Teenagers driving in cars. At night. Late at night.
6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?
The best things about blogging are that I absolutely have fallen in love with what I do, that the blogging community is a very positive and supportive place to be, that new friends are not restricted to the neighbourhood in which I live but can come from every corner of the globe and that it’s rewarding and satisfying to give birth to something and watch it grow.
The worst thing about blogging is that it’s highly addictive and I had no idea just how much time of each day (and night) I would happily sacrifice to blogging.
I have a fear of hitting the ‘publish’ button instead of the ‘save draft’ button. It’s happened. Am I alone?
The other ‘worst thing’ is that I like to leave comments on every blog I read however some blogs make you jump through hoops just to leave a few encouraging words. If bloggers could make sure their comment section is very user friendly I’m sure they’d receive a lot more feedback.
7. What was the last website you visited?
I googled ‘What’s the time in New York?’ because I just like to know.
8. What is the one thing you would like to change about yourself?
Only one? Hmmm…should I mention that I have very fine hair and have always wanted thick voluminous hair like Jennifer Aniston? Oh but then the readers could be thinking I’m vain and celebrity obsessed (given my answer to question 3) so should I instead say something that would make me appear to be more virtuous like ‘Lord grant me the patience of Job’ or ‘Oh to have the wisdom of Solomon’. Oh the pressure of blogging. What will the reader think! Oh, never mind about that, I’ll just stick to the vain desire to change my fine, thin hair.
9. Slankets – yes or no?
I’m an Australian. That word is not in our dictionary. What is a slanket? I’m fearing it’s some sort of polyester curtain styled drape that on a cold night you wrap around yourself and fashion into a type of garment then slump in front of the TV. Am I close?
10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.
The wonderful thing about blogging is that new friends can pop up literally, overnight and that is the case with Betsy from Bits & Breadcrumbs. We’ve only recently ‘met’ each other. Betsy is from Georgia in the USA. She works as a graphic designer and she started blogging in June of last year. Her blog is about her life, food and recipes and she has already won some awards. Betsy is generous with her comments and very encouraging and her blog is informative, well written and has a lovely style.
And now here are five tags. Could the next blogger please step forward!
1. Gretchen from A Fine Day for an Epiphany because Gretchen has been a wonderful encourager of Hotly Spiced.
2. Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella because she has a cookbook coming out this year and I can’t wait to see it.
3. Charles from Five Euro Food because he is a very new virtual friend from France and his writing is fabulous.
4. CK from A Little Less Vanilla because she has a lovely blog and is very supportive of Hotly Spiced.
5. Sonia from Life, Love & Hiccups because she is an enthusiastic, supportive and very generous blogger.
I do hope I haven’t tagged anyone who has already been tagged. If I have, like I said, I live in a fog.
And just to finish with, I’d love to say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my post, Paediatric Trauma. I just loved all the comments. They had me entertained for hours. Who knew so many of you or your children have had such horrific accidents involving teeth. Every comment seemed to become more gruesome than the previous reply. If we’re able to laugh about it now it just proves the saying, ‘tragedy plus time equals comedy’. xx