Blogger’s Interview.

Thanks so much to Sue. from the Daily Echo for choosing me to take part in the ‘Blogger’s Interview,’ in which I am to answer a set of questions that are as follows:

How did you get into blogging?

Purely by accident actually. I was listening to our local radio station where the presenter asked listeners to phone in with suggestions of songs that ‘summed up your life’ or something similar. Anyway, I chose ‘I want to break free’ by Queen and my sister heard it as she was also listening. She thought it was funny and said that I would make a good blogger.

I didn’t even know what that was! I did like her idea of writing things down though as I suffer from depression, and last year, in particular, was a pretty rotten time for me. I decided that instead of writing down how bad I was feeling it might be better to try and look at the funny side of things. I have always had a sense of humour, and was told that I was a good raconteur, so I decided to go for it, and ‘Edwina’s Episodes’ was born!

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

I am still pretty much of a novice in the blogging world, but my advice is to just enjoy what you are doing and keep at it! I didn’t know what to expect, or even what I wanted to get out of blogging, but I found that once I started, I loved it. Not only the writing of the blog itself but the interaction that came over a period of time with other bloggers.

Don’t worry about followers, views and all of that because we all start off small. To think that one person could relate to what you have written is a wonderful feeling, but having comments and likes expressing that is a pretty euphoric feeling. Don’t try to fit neatly into a certain ‘niche’ either. I think it is far better to stay true to  yourself.

What would be your dream campaign?

This is a really tricky question, as there are quite a few I could think of. What about proper health and social care for our elderly; more awareness of dementia and how to care for sufferers of the disease; helping underprivileged families, victims of domestic abuse, child cruelty, victims of crime. More research into diseases such as cancers, diabetes.

We need to ensure we support our teachers to help educate our children, especially those with special needs. Stop criticising the medical professions, they are there to try and help you! Bring back some sort of discipline and boundaries so that our young can learn respect and tolerance of others. I could go on and on, but I am sure you get the picture!

Do you have a plan for your blog?

Not really. So much of my blog is just me writing about things that appeal to my sense of fun, or the ridiculous, and I bash it out as I think it (that is why it is often disorganised)! I do not want to have too much structure, as I prefer spontaneity and freedom with my blog. I do like my little features though, so will either keep those up or add new ones.

What do you think about rankings?

I am assuming that they are something to do with SEO (I have seen that term bandied about, but still have no clue what it REALLY means)! I should imagine that my little blog is right at the bottom of the pecking order.

* Mention the person who tagged you
* Answer the questions in full
* Tag up to ten other bloggers at the end (without any obligation for them to participate!)

Melinda

Judith

Sally

Diana

Hugh

Geoff

39 thoughts on “Blogger’s Interview.

  1. Thanks for the mention Judy. I love your answers. They are so down to earth and you have said things just as they are. It’s wonderful to be told that blogging has helped you get over the negativity you experienced in your life. It’s all about having fun and enjoying the experiences that blogging brings and it should never stress anybody out or get them down.

    Congratulations on building up such a wonderful entertaining blog. You’re a real credit to the blogging community as well as being very supportive and an absolute delight to get to know. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Thank you Hugh. It has been a real pleasure blogging, and becoming part of such a wonderful group of people. I am delighted to have met so many lovely people all in one place, and am looking forward to actually meeting some of you at the next bash!
      Thanks for always supporting​ me Hugh 🙂

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  2. I love your answers. It is amazing how you came to blogging and how you made it your personal therapy. Writing is healing in general but I love the way you chose for your blogging adventure. I think we all need to grow into it and it is a constant development as we develop ☺ love the idea for campaigns. Truly there are many worth to go for! ☺

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  3. Writing is such a good way to handle depression and a blog a great place to do it… a private journal is way too handy for wallowing, while a public place allows you to explore instead 🙂 Especially with the community we have here 🙂

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