Friday, 14 November 2008

Tagged - Who Me?

I’ve long been reading blog tags and thinking the bloggers are lucky because they don’t have to make a decision on what to blog about that day. Now it’s happened to me and, I have to say, it doesn’t seem to make the decision process that much easier. I still have to decide what to disclose about myself so that my readers get to know me a bit better.

First I should thank jenaisle for thinking of me as a recipient of her tag. Jena is a great blogging friend who comments regularly and is always doing things I am grateful for. Jena – I really do appreciate you.

Now I must copy Jena and offer five aspects of myself that you are unlikely to know already.

1 When I set up this blog, I had the idea of it being a vehicle to earn more money online. The first thing I didn’t anticipate was how difficult that would be. The second was how much I’d enjoy the blogging anyway. And the third was how many people I was going to get to know and love in the blogosphere. Even though it’s not very lucrative for me, the blogging world is wonderful.

2 I already had another blog at Writelink. There I have a special network of virtual friends who are all writers. But the site des not allow widgets etc. so I needed another blog.

3 My blogging schedule is sacrosanct when I am at home. I post in blogger on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and in Writelink on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If I am going to be away for a few days, I always pre-post when I can fit it in.

4 I found that, rather than detract from the number of articles I can write, blogging has set my writing habit much more firmly. Although I can’t keep up with people who make a living by writing lots of articles a day, I can sometimes manage three or four different pieces of writing a day.

5 Because I also write for Constant Content and Helium, I use both UK and US English. It’s no longer the big deal it was when I first joined the CC site.

Those were five things I suspect you didn’t know about me before today. I think I give away lots of info in my blog posts, like: I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and I like horses, dogs and cats, and travelling around to visit friends and family, so I didn’t include all that in the five.

Now I have to pass on this tag to bloggers whose blogs I admire and about whom I would like to know more. What is tricky about that is a) knowing who will want to take part, and b) who hasn’t done it before. So forgive me, and feel free to ignore me, if I select you and one of the above applies. And if anyone is doing NaNo WriMo, you are perfectly entitled to leave this until December.

Henson’s Hell
Sharp Words
Crete Delights
Writing to Survive
The Writing Nag
The Beauty Denominator
Trapped in the Office
Coastal Commentaries
Symphony of Love
Confessions of Fitness Diva


The Fitness Diva said...

Thanks for the kind words and thoughts! I enjoy your blog as well!

I will see about this tag here... ;)

BK said...

Hi Jakill, I want to say how honor I am to have an experience writer like yourself to say that you have always enjoyed reading my blog. Thank you for tagging me with this 'Who Me' tagged too. Pardon me that I would not join in the fun but I want to let you know that I sincerely appreciate your act of noticing and tagging my blog.

As an appreciation, I would like to present you a copy of my eBook, Symphony of Love, which is a pictorial eBook of my collection of love quotations. I will email you the private link where you can download a copy of it. Please let me know if you did not receive it. Thank you once again and have a wonderful weekend.

Trapped in the Office said...

Thanks so much for the tag. I will pass it on on Sunday when I do the weekly goals post from Trapped in the Office. ~Katy

Layne | Crete Delights said...

The comment and link love are much appreciated, I'm just not sure about tags being appropriate for Crete Delights. :-(

Interesting point about writing in English or American, as it's a dilemma I've yet to resolve. I'm from the UK, but as much for keyword accuracy as familiarity to the reader, I have developed a tendency to adopt US spelling.

Thanks again. :-)

Jena Isle said...

Hi Jean,

Thanks for picking up the tag. Now I know more about you. You are one busy person, and I didn't know you were also a great grandmother, wow!
That's one wonderful "accomplishment" only a few can equal. My hats off to you!

jakill said...

Thanks for responding, everyone.

bk - special thanks for the e-book. I have emailed you.

jena - you can read about my great grandson at

Jennifer said...

Jean -- Finally making it over here! My biggest challenge will be to come up with five things that I haven't revealed on my blog already. Hmmmm.

I enjoy your blog, too. Sorry I don't comment more often. Maybe if I could schedule my blogging time (a great idea) -- including Entrecard drops -- that would change. And I didn't realise you were a great grandmother, either. Congratulations!


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