23 July 2009

Starting And Flying

My first blog posts were on 23 July 2006 - three years ago today. Somehow, it seems fitting that I'm getting on a plane to Chicago later, to fly to the BlogHer conference for the second time. What's more: I am tickled and grateful to have won one of the Blogher Johnson & Johnson sweepstakes - so my trip is covered. Phew!

Despite Thoreau's admonition to "beware of all enterprises that require new clothes", I've done something I've never done before: I had a pedicure. Somehow, it seemed like the right time to use the gift certificate I got for Christmas.

To keep you busy while I'm gone, I filched a meme from Schmutzie: please, if you would be so kind, leave me a comment answering these three four questions.

  1. What is your website url?
  2. Where are you from in real life?
  3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  4. Should I keep my blogroll? It's gotten out of hand and out of date.

And, if you're going to be in Chicago, find me!


Bennie said...

I am so envious! Maybe next year (sigh). Have a great time!

S said...

you know all that stuff about me, i think. i switched from a traditional blogroll to shared Reader favorites.

have a fabulous time!

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Wow, how awesome. Have a great (free!) trip.

1. http://spynotes.wordpress.com and also http://ajsclubhouse.blogspot.com

2. At the moment, the Chicago area. But I've lived in 6 states and 3 countries and have held something like 27 addresses, so I don't really think of myself as from anywhere in particular.

3. I have to grow up?

4. I like blogrolls and I surf through them from time to time. Mine's out of control too, although I've attempted to categorize it somewhat. I don't think the length of blogrolls matters much. Either people look at them or they don't.

MotherReader said...

1. www.motherreader.com
2. Nothern Virginia
3. an author
4. Yes, I'm a fan of blogrolls if they are the best of what you read and every blog you know.

Have fun at BlogHer.

Anonymous said...

Have fun! I'd like to get to one of them one of these years.

Did you like your pedi? I've been craving one lately. Such an indulgence.

1. http://sweetfamiliar.blogspot.com

2. Vermont

3. a UN interpreter, a nun and a Broadway start

4. No. I got rid of mine. Too much clutter.

FreshHell said...

1. http://freshhell.wordpress.com
2. Beaverdam, Virginia
3. a published author
4. no opinion - do you read all those blogs? If not, remove.

FreshHell said...

Well, I'm *from* Richmond, VA. Live in B-dam.

Rima said...

1. http://rimarama.blogspot.com/
2. Cleveland
3. Operatic singer/humor columnist.
4. How about a "snippets from my reader" or "blog of the week" kind of deal?

Have fun! See you on the other side!

meno said...

Have fun. Glad the toes look good.

Re: Blogroll, only leave those on you read. Of course, i update mine so infrequently that i've just made a hypocrite of myself.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

1. http://undertheponderosa.blogspot.com

2. I grew up in Pennsylvania but I've lived most of my adult life in Oregon.

3. I want to write for children. Specifically I want to write about science concepts. Even more specifically I want to write about the ecosystem of the ponderosa forest.

4. No. But you should highlight blogs you like or posts you like in your posts.

RuthWells said...

Happy blogiversary, and have fun in Chi!

1. www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com
2. SE Pennsylvania
3. Healthy and in balance
4. Reduce to those you read at least once per week

Judy Haley (CoffeeJitters.Net) said...

I'm at http://coffeejitters.net/blog

I grew up in Alaska, although I live in Seattle now.

I'm still unsure, which is why it is taking me 20 years to complete my bachelors degree. Maybe just less confused.

The whole blogroll thing is a tough one. Mine is completely outdated as well, i think some of the blogs are even shut down. On the other hand, I found some of my favorite blogs on other people's blogrolls. The blogroll is the first thing I look at when I visit a new blog, it gives me an idea of what you appreciate in other people. I know that didn't answer your question, but that's all i got for now.

have fun at BlogHer. I wish I could be there.

shrink on the couch said...

1. http://coffeeyogurt.blogspot.com/

2. Texas

3. a political cartoonist

4. what's the alternative?

have a bloggy good time at blogher, mag!

flutter said...

1. http://byflutter.com
2. I live in AZ
3. Happy
4. I don't have a blogroll anymore, I do shared posts and stumbles

Kyla said...

1. http://khebert.blogspot.com/
2. I was born in Alaska, but live in Texas.
3. A pediatrician.
4. Yes. I like blogrolls.

YourFireAnt said...

1. http://fireantville.blogspot.com

2. I live in NYS

3. singer/songwriter

4. yes.

I also started blogging in 2006 (August), though not as prolifically as you.

caro said...

1. smallanimals.wordpress.com
2. Minne@polis
3. wiser
4. yes, and can you add me to it, please? :)

I started my blog two days after you started yours. Hmm...time for an anniversary post.

Rockzee said...

Oh, I'll miss sharing wine in a department store with you this year. Have fun!

1) www.rockzee.com

2) Dallas

3) well-rested, alive

4) mine is way out of date, too. who cares?

nonlineargirl said...

Just saw that next year is in nyc. Tempting...

Have fun this year!

Kyddryn said...

1. What is your website url?

2. Where are you from in real life?
I currently reside in Georgia. Where I'm from is classified - the mother ship might try to come collect me.

3.What do you want to be when you grow up?
That assumes I intend to grow up. If I MUST grow up, then I'd like to be decently paid and published - often.

4. Should I keep my blogroll? It's gotten out of hand and out of date.
Keep it, but update it...I like cruising other blogger's rolls and finding new sites to read and adore.

Have fun at BlogHer!

Shade and Sweetwater,

NotSoSage said...

Wish I could be there to find you at all! Maybe next year.

1. notsosagewisdom.blogspot.com

2. Real life? Toronto (originally Tkaronto - also the title of a very good independent film)

3. Midwife/Educator/All around happy person. Is that too much to ask?

4. I just killed my blogroll for the exact reasons you mentioned. But then, I haven't blogged seriously for almost a year, so it was to be expected.

Laura said...

I found your blog not too long ago and just finished reading your archives. Now I can stop lurking and finally comment, because it seems silly to comment on a post from 2 years ago!

Burbank, CA
I want to say yes to the blog roll. If I like a blog, I go through their blog roll thinking I'll probably like someone they like...that's how I found your blog.

cactus petunia said...

Maybe next year I'll get to a blog conference...I was bummed when I found out Portland missed the opportunity to host it this year!

1. http://buenosburritos.blogspot.com
and http://www.campcactus.blogspot.com
and http://dietaryindiscretions.blogspot.com

2. In real life, I was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Queens, and hitchhiked all the way to the west coast, and California, then finally ended up in Portland.

3. I'm an artist. I'll never fully grow up.

4. I lOVE your blogroll!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

You already know

you already know

Awesome. But I am already.

Don't get me started on blogrolls... ditch it before the bitching starts!

Christy said...

my site is www.alilwelshrarebit.com
from DC suburbs, but live near philly now
tap dancer
hmmm - it's long, but so what?
Wish I had met you at blogher! Next year!

MARY G said...

My blog is at http://themsmysentiments.blogspot.com/
I live on three hundred acres of managed forest about 15 kilometres west of the village of Lanark, which is an hour south and west of Ottawa, Ontario.
Please leave it up; I am still mining it for treasures.