Via: Jafer as usual :)

1) Why do you keep your weblog/blog/online writing thingie: for fun, for fame, for money, for popularity, or for another more obscure reason? What about the weblog gives you what you want?

For fun, for memory (not memories, as such), for an excuse to tweak a design to no end, for not forgetting how to type.

2) Imagine that your weblog becomes wildly popular: your hit counter skyrockets, your comments are overflowing, and everyone is emailing you about everything you post. Name 3 positive things that could come of this, and 3 negative things.


  1. I’d know my writings are of use (or amuse) to someone else besides me
  2. I’d know what other people think of things that I’ve cared for enough to write about
  3. I’d get some useful and interesting information off the comments


  1. I’d worry about my bandwidth
  2. Replying to all the comments and mails
  3. I’m sure the people are just looking for page ranking for themselves

3) What’s the worst possible result you can imagine (short of being electrocuted or having your computer take over your brain, and who says it hasn’t already?) from keeping a weblog?

Family coming to talk deep about the few “personal” things I’ve written about.

4) What do you do to prevent that worst possible result from happening?

Nothing really. Just keeping my fingers crossed.

5) List 5 reasons that would make you stop keeping your weblog for a period of 6 months to a year.

  1. Uneventful world
  2. Busted computer
  3. Having no money for the internet connection (oh, but there’s Uni or libraries — well then, having graduated, moved out, and not bothered to wait for the brats to get off the library computers)
  4. Getting tired of it
  5. Being too busy

6) List 5 reasons that would make you stop forever.

  1. Dying
  2. Not being able to type (either motorically or mentally)
  3. Getting too old for/tired of it?

7) Describe your definition of a ‘successful weblog.’

A site where people like to comment, posts have something important-ish in them.

8 ) Is yours successful by your definition?

No. But that doesn’t bother me. I don’t blog for the world.

9) What pisses you off most in other weblogs? What pleases you most?

Pisses: reckless spelling, ads, 2+ column layouts, mile long link lists, too tiny text (I’ve committed that crime myself in the past, and still on a couple of sites), the necessity to comment on the same things everybody else comments on, iframes when the basic page won’t fit the window either
Pleases: nice layouts, interesting links to check out, funny memes/quizzes, interesting news…

10) Make a list of 10 weblogs/journal style websites that you wish your weblog/website/writing site was like.

I don’t really want to list any, and 10 is a lot. First of all, I don’t know that many (although I check out quite a lot because of hanging out at the WP forum) and if “being alike” means layout-wise, I don’t want to be like anysite else. If “being alike” means the writing abilities, then I wouldn’t be myself anymore. I write what I write, how I write and I can’t really do anything about it. And if my writing was alike someone else’s, I’d probably have way more typos.