Answer Me This

By: sonofabeach96

Apr 17 2016

Category: Uncategorized


I’ve been nominated for the Leibster Award by my fellow blogger, itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.  She’s hilarious, I love her sense of humor, and I always look forward to her posts and comments.  Thanks so much for the nomination, I really appreciate it!

The rules are fairly simple:

Display the award logo:


Thank the person who nominated you, answer the questions posed, and then nominate 11 others.

Here’s the questions asked of me:

What inspires you to blog?

Well, initially, it was to be used as my journal.  It still is, as I write about pretty much anything going on in my life.  But now, I’ve really grown to love the interaction with everybody too.  The conversations, reading others’ posts, and the following of others’ adventures is what I look forward to the most.

What would you say is your biggest achievement to date with your blogging?

I don’t know that I have any.  I just enjoy doing it, enjoy talking with other people, and enjoy the back and forth.  The funny thing is, I’m not super social in my “real” life, with strangers that is.  Telling my stories to people I don’t truly know?  Big step outta the box for me.  Maybe that’s my achievement?

Can you name a favorite blogger?

Absolutely not.  I have dozens that I really love, and that I would consider friends, even under these mostly anonymous standards.  I still have some that are special though.  The first person who I traded messages with, the ones who’ve connected with me through various commonalities, and those who I’ve conversed with the longest.  But I’m constantly introduced to new and talented and funny and interesting people along this journey.  So, to make a short answer long, it’d be impossible for me to pick a favorite.

What is the best way for you to get more traffic?

Honestly?  I have no idea.  I will say though, more people seem to drop by when a post is asking for help or has a heart felt nature.  I made one about rescue pets once that drew a crowd:


Who Rescued Who?

What advice would you give yourself in the beginning?

Don’t worry about not getting much attention or comments at first.  Just keep doing what you do, and eventually people will drop in.

What is the most challenging moment so far in your blogging adventure?

I don’t know that any of it has been especially challenging, in relation to my site at least.  The hardest thing, to me, is trying to carve out time to read new posts, respond to comments, and then create a post myself.  That’s a challenge.

How much time do you spend blogging?

I really don’t know.  I get on WP throughout the day, for 20 minutes here, maybe an hour there.  It probably adds up to a couple hours a day, I’d guess.  With kids and work and a wife who’s a major-league talker, my time on WP is often rushed.  Late in the evenings is usually when I’m able to devote a bit of uninterrupted time.

What motivates you to keep blogging?

First off, I enjoy it.  Secondly, getting to know, and following along with those whom I already know well, is another.  And thirdly, even though I’m not a writer by trade or conviction, I find that putting stuff down on “paper” is cathartic.

Do you have any goals for your blog this year?

Not really.  Just more of the same.  Hope to continue meeting new and interesting people, but that’s about it.

Did you set up your own blog, or did you have help?

I used the templates provided by WP to get started.  But the one I chose was somewhat customizable, and I’ve made it to my liking.  I’m actually pretty happy with my sites aesthetic, and I don’t really change the look of it much, if at all.

Can you share a favorite post?

I’m assuming this meant a post that I have made.  When I think back on some, there are a few I’m fairly proud of.  Here’s one that I felt pretty good about:


Food For The Soul


There ya’ have it.  Thanks again for the nomination.  I know I’m supposed to nominate 11 people, but I’ll stick to my policy of nominating ALL of y’all.  C’mon!  No way in hell I could only single out 11 of you.  Please feel free to play along if you’d like.


My songs of the day are:

All Your Favorite Bands” by Dawes

Time” by Pink Floyd

Vinyl Records” by Todd Snider

Shadows” by Rufus Wainwright

Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” by Cage The Elephant

Singin’ To Strangers” by The Wood Brothers

Walk The Wire” by Boy and Bear

After Midnight” by JJ Cale







28 comments on “Answer Me This”

  1. congratulations for your nomination

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  2. Congrats on your Award. Definitely well deserved. I am thoroughly enjoying your blog, so it’s good to know others are too. Happy blogging 🙂 Have a good one.

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  3. I’m always excited to see your posts. There’s something about you that seems like I’ve known you forever. So happy to know you and to call you a friend 😌

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  4. I just needed to stop by and say thanks for inviting me over for coffee! (cuz that’s what it felt like to me 😊) Much appreciated!! And that I watched a documentary on Ansel Adams last night. Pretty cool indeed. Happy Tuesday 😉

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  5. Reblogged this on itsgoodtobecrazysometimes and commented:
    Another great round of answers 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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