Yesterday I wrote a post. Yay. In that post I asked a lot of questions. Yay? And two intrepid bloggers took up the challenge to answer those questions in posts on their blogs. YAY!!!
I always get very excited when people don’t run away screaming, clutching their head as though I had tried to chop it off (that wasn’t why I was holding an axe, if it was worrying you why didn’t you ask me why?), when I ask questions…
Sometimes my excitement causes those who stayed to rethink their decision to not run away.
But hey… exercise is good for people, right.
Every now and then I meet brave adventurers who not only stick around when I ask questions but also take up the challenge of answering the questions, seem to think it’s actually fun to do that… and who appear to enjoy my excitement that they stuck around and answered back.
Well… we’ll see about that. I mean Yay!
I was going to reblog their posts the usual way – by pressing the reblog button and voila! an excerpt of their post is shared on my blog and if you want to read the rest of it all you have to do is click and Scotty will beam you over there.
However the WordPress elves have been updating the platform over the last couple of months… feels like years – blogosphere time is different from regular time. And while a few things which haven’t been working now work, other things which were working now don’t work.
If you want to survive in the bloglands, you’ve got to learn to be crafty and cobble together Heath Robinson fixes for glitches.
Here’s the link to the post which contains the questions which Melanie and Fandango answered – Reasons for Telling Your Story
Here’s the link to Melanie’s post – Sparks From A Combustible Mind: Stories…
with a teaser:
Thank you for sharing, Melanie! 😀
Here’s the link to Fandango’s post – This, That And The Other: Ursula Asks
Here’s a taster:
Thank you for sharing, Fandango! 😀
I agree with both of them about the About page.
I like to check those out on blogs and websites for various reasons.
Usually you’re introduced to a blog or a website through a post or article which caught your attention. Perhaps you were looking for some information and their post came up in the search results. Or someone shared their post on social media and you clicked on the link.
You liked what they wrote and you want to know a little bit more about them.
For instance when I was reading up on the MBTI, I visited several different websites and blogs. I always preferred it when the person behind the information shared their own Personality Type, as for me it put into context their perspective of each type. When they didn’t share their MBTI, it made me suspicious – Why not? Why hide it? Aren’t they as into the MBTI as they claim to be? I suppose you could probably guess their type based on the fact that they weren’t sharing their type.
It’s always interesting to see how people introduce themselves, it’s revealing whether they say a lot or very little, you can get a sense of their personality from it.
If there isn’t an About, it can be a bit weird… but About pages can be hard to write, far harder than posts. Even just writing “Hi” can be difficult on an About.
It’s not always necessary to have an About to go with the blog or website.
As Fandango pointed out in answer to a couple of Q’s “It depends…“
What really weirds me out is when someone writes their About in third person for a personal blog.
It makes sense on a professional website, for a company, for a professional offering professional services, or on a site designed to showcase an artist, author, etc’s work, but on a personal blog it just seems odd.
Unless it’s in synch with the rest of their blog, as in they’re writing all their posts in third person, or they’re doing it for chuckles.
But we’re all quirky in the way we express ourselves and share who we are… it’s all part of the wonderful weirdly odd experience of being beings on a tiny rock spinning around and hurtling through an unknown space.
Thank you all for sharing! 😀
Merry motion to everyone!
Featured image is Russisches Ballett by August Macke