- Each nominee should answer the 11 questions by the tagger.
- Choose bloggers with under 200 followers to pass the award to and link them in your post.
- Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
- Go to their page and tell them about their nomination.
- No tag backs
Except for the slight problem of my not having anyone to tag after this, this seemed like quite good fun. Mostly because I was tagged by my best friend at Crumpets And Tea (http://crumpetsandteauk.blogspot.com), who writes a lot more than I do and is far more interesting. So I’m afraid I’m copping out and only answering her questions.
1) PC or Mac?
PC. Macs don’t like me. While things admittedly go wrong with my PCs a lot, at least I know what’s gone wrong and what to do about it! Macs just stare insolently and refuse to help.
2) If you could only buy your clothes from one shop, which would it be?
That depends on whether I’m guaranteed money to be able to buy exclusively from one shop! I wear a lot from Dorothy Perkins so that would probably be my first pick. Failing that, I’m far too practical to go for anything other than M&S…
3) What is the one piece of advice you value most?
My dad told me to always look for something you enjoy in anything you do, even if you hate it. Find one thing that interests you or that you like and the rest becomes easier.
4) Why did you start your blog?
A blog can be many things. For a lot of people it’s a convenient place to keep a diary, of their lives or interests. It’s a way to share information perhaps with far-flung friends or family, it’s a way to remember moments in your life, it’s a way to share information. It could also be interactive, a way to meet new people.
Now, I keep a personal diary in which I write and make an account of every day. So really, I have no need of a blog for that purpose. I use this blog as a sort of light version of essay writing. Things I want to say that are too long for Twitter. Opinions I feel the need to express that I don’t really see the point in keeping to myself. I don’t particularly care if people in general read it or not but it makes it a lot easier to send my friend something I’ve written when I can just link them to a blog post instead of getting out a notebook and physically forcing them to read it – particularly when some people are very far away and I’d have no other means of sharing my opinions (the impetus of my argument would rather deflate after three days of postage). They’re not real essays I write, of course – but the topics are often less frivolous than many blogs, so I don’t feel it entirely qualifies as a lifestyle or interest blog. It’s simply a place I put things when I feel the urge to vent over a particular issue – both good venting and bad venting. Sometimes I read an article or watch a programme or attend an event and I’ve got so much to say in my head that I just have to put it all down in writing. Once I’ve done that, saving it into a distant folder on my hard drive seems a bit pointless, since a lot of it is stuff I’d want to tell people anyway (it’s handy when I know I’m not in the right mood to express myself, say approaching bedtime… and I know the main bulk of what I’d have to say can be found in a blog post. Having a bit of time to think about my wording makes a lot of stuff much easier to read and understand, which is why I prefer a more essay-writing approach than a spur-of-the-moment discussion. I’m not particularly good at debating so I like to have my thoughts laid out clearly without the stress of having someone talk back!), so up it goes.
5) If you were to describe yourself as a pair of shoes, what would they look like?
Flat (for running away from muggers) with laces (so they don’t come off) and probably a bizarre colour or pattern.
6) What’s your favourite TV show or movie?
If I said anything other than Doctor Who here I think my friends would think I was ill.
Film-wise, I’ve got several. Lord of the Rings is up there and if I started listing the rest we’d be here all day…
7) Summer or Winter?
Winter. Always winter. I do sometimes long for warmth and sunshine but I’ve always preferred cold weather and heatwaves like the one we’ve had recently are just painful!
8) If you could speak another language fluently, what would it be?
Swedish. My current state of affairs dictate that anything else would be pretty useless… if it wasn’t that then something widely-spoken that could be helpful wherever I went in the world, like French or Spanish.
9) Harry Potter or Twilight?
Harry Potter. I don’t actually mind Twilight but Harry Potter has better writing, better characters, better stories, better… well, it’s just better.
10) If you could have an unlimited supply of one food item forever, what would it be?
11) What is it about your best friend that you love most?
It was at this point that I realised why my best friend had tagged me in this thing :P
There are far too many things so I’ll go with an example:
When I’ve been dancing wildly around my bathroom I can tell her about it and she’ll inform me she was doing the same thing (I should point out we live about 300 miles apart).