14 September 2007

procrastination

I'm online right now to finish my homework. How is it that I always seem to have a blog post waiting at those moments? Right. I'm procrastinating. Except, today feels luxuious. This is the first weekend in like the last seven that I'm not working at the bed and breakfast, going camping, working at my other job, or traveling for a wedding. I'm home. Hooray!

Plus it's a rainy day. I'd like to curl up with a good book, only, I feel too guilty reading anything for pure pleasure when I've got hundreds of pages to read for class.

So, I'll procrastinate with this quick post.
And it has to do with being taggged. I'm not really keen on participation, typically. But every once in a while someone will ask why I blog and so, this gives a small opportunity to reflect.


My former classmate, Dan, tagged me. It's funny b/c we probably played "tag, u're it" in school since we and six others attended kindergarten to 12th grade graduation together...but that's another post.

Rules of this tag:
1. Name the person with link who tagged you.
2. Complete the questionnaire without changing the questions.
3. Tag 6 or more people.

(Note: I don't like being confined to some rules...so this may be trouble)

Q1. Are you happy/ satisfied with your blog, with its content and look?
For the most part. I'd like to personalize it a bit more sometimes, but I don't have the time (or want to take the time) to figure it out.

Q2. Does your family know about your blog?
Yep. I don't think my parents know how to comment, though, but that's okay.

Q3. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or do you just consider it as a private thing?
(Confession, I edited this question. Rule broken #1.)
Not embarrassed. I try to be honest and transparent without causing discomfort.


Q4. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?
interesting question...I suppose it helps me to process things. I'm constantly "forming" posts in my mind. And loads don't get posted b/c something else takes prominence.

Q5. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?
If I had more time to browse, I like to hit the "next blog" feature and read others. I've found some fabulous people and really interesting blogs. Also some nasty and offensive ones that I regret "discovering."

Q6. What does the visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?
Don't use it. Don't much care.

Q7. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?
A large percentage of blogs I've browsed use photos. No imagination necessary.

Q8. What are the benefits of blogging?
(Another edit)
It helps friends and family know activities and thoughts in my life. It provides opportunity to process. It's a forum to invite interaction. I love being able to share digital pictures here. It's a place to celebrate and identify the grace and mercy of God in ordinary life.

Q9. Do you think that bloggers’ society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?
Yep.

Q10. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?
I enjoy good conversation and often criticism is part of the learning process. If it's motivated by spite and or anger, however, that criticism wounds a bit!

Q11. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?
It's not fear. I just don't care enough sometimes, honestly.

Q12. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?
I may be jaded, but I'm not shocked by too much. That's actually rather sad.

Q13. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?
Not ever. But now I might...

Q14. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to, in your blog?
Good question. I'd probably have a different song every post given my mood or situation.

So let's tag a couple people, just to see if they still even read this blog:
-sorry, I can't do it...but if I did, I'd probably tag the people that are linked over on the right side of my blog. B/c they're people I'm fond of and post blogs I frequent.

so that's me, as Gillian might say. I'm done procrastinating for the now.

3 comments:

White Rabbit said...

Interesting. i don't think our blogs will be around anymore after we die though. Ever try to reference a link for a paper? They all disappear.

karen said...

Do you actually find good blogs by hitting the "next" button? All i ever get is porn or blogs in foreign languages.

Is there some setting i can change? Juanito, for instance, never gets porn.

Gracie said...

Yep, K, I agree it's hard to find current things so I do wonder what will remain.

Karen, I don't know about settings. It's been hit and miss literally for me.