We had a nice weekend. The weather was gorgeous, felt like fall. A friend from my Peace Corps days spent the weekend here. He was content with just hanging out and going with the flow of our plans. I get the feeling from a few of my friends that they find my home relaxing and come here to sort of get away from the hustle and bustle of their lives. This makes me happy. So we didn’t do anything terribly exciting. We went to a busy farm store and bought some local Macintosh apples, apple cider and corn on the cob. Carlos had his first soccer practice of the season. I ran an awesome 6 miles on Sunday.
Tonight we are going to an Ice Cream Social for my son’s school. The teacher said he had a great today and an excellent nap. Kindergarten really tires him out because he hasn’t taken naps in almost 2 years. He’s always been a good sleeper though. So we are off shortly, but before we go I wanted to share my answers for this week’s Friend Makin’ Mondays all about blog stuff.
If you have taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s questions on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: www.alltheweigh.com so others can see your FMM questions and answers. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers by posting your own FMM post and commenting on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
1. Have you ever met anyone through your blog that led to an in-person friendship/relationship? No.
2. Most bloggers have a specific niche. What would you discuss if it didn’t seem inappropriate on your blog? I would talk about my job more often if not for HIPAA (privacy) laws.
3. If you could meet three bloggers, who would they be? Honestly I would love to meet all the bloggers I read, but for the sake of answering the question I will name 3. I would love to meet Biz, Marion and Carina. I think each of these women exemplify strength, intelligence and dedication. I also appreciate their support and honest opinions.
4. If you had to choose between Facebook or Twitter which one would you choose? Facebook, though I have a love/hate relationship with it. I tweet every now and then, but I feel like I’m invisible out there. I enjoy some of the articles I find via Twitter. Other than that I am not sure I really grasp the concept of Twitter.
5. Do you vlog (video blog?) No.
6. How many blogs do you read on an average day? I read about 15 blogs regularly, but not all of the bloggers post daily.
7. What is the coolest thing that you’ve seen online recently? I recently read this interesting article about how technology keeps us connected nearly all the time.
8. If you gave your blog a new name what would it be? I would probably just use my real name.
9. Have you ever attended a blog conference like Fitbloggin? If not, would you? I would love to attend Fitbloggin though I think I would feel a bit out of place.
10. In the past I have asked why you blog. Now I want to know why you read blogs? What do you take from it? I read blogs that I find helpful, interesting, and inspiring. I find 99% of the recipes I make from blogs I read. I love reading about people’s journeys to a healthier life. I enjoy learning about different ideas and experiences.
Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions. Don’t forget to visit Kenlie’s blog and link up in the comments!
Like you, I feel invisible on Twitter. I’m all around facebook, but mostly with people I know in my life.
I know that I frequently feel like I am still struggling to find a voice for my blog, because struggle is NOT the me I want to present to the world, but it’s me right now, so at least it is honest.
I agree with you on helpful, interesting and inspiring. I read about 90% healthy living blogs and about 10% knitting blogs, so it all evens out 🙂
I still feel a bit awkward in the blogging world. I really enjoy writing and sharing bits of my life this way. However, at times I struggle with where to draw the line. I think I have been overcautious if anything. I really appreciate your honesty Emily. It’s clear that the emotions and words expressed in your posts come from your heart.
I too feel invisible on Twitter (and other places) often. That’s what so great about FMM and these little communities of liked minded women.
I am totally inspired by your running tweets. 18 miles? I’m exhausted after WALKING 1! True story. I want to be you when I grow up.
This is an exceptional community full of support and inspiration. Awww Amy thanks. If I can do it anyone can, but I certainly didn’t start at 18 miles. It was baby steps. Thanks for visiting. I hope you will come back.
I agree about Twitter. I think it’s because I don’t go on there often enough, but also probably because I don’t “know” the people on there in real life like I do on FB.
I chose Carina, too!
When I post on Twitter I always feel like I’m shouting in huge crowd of people but no one responds. So sad!
You were on my list of bloggers to meet too! I’d love to run miles together and hear a lot more about your Peace Corps time in particular, that’s really something I’d like to do someday. I feel like we’d have so much to talk about we’d be able to run forever! And yeah, hanging out somewhere relaxing (like your home) sounds lovely!
If you ever find yourself in or near Massachusetts our door is always open. However, I have a sneaking suspicion if we were to run I would be chasing you! Good for my speed training though.
Aimee…that article was wicked interesting. I think about work, and how almost ALL employees have their phone in the pocket of their scrubs…docs included. We can’t stay away from technology. I think that is why I always want to feel more grounded, more mindful of my time. What will the future hold is what I’m wondering if already we have everything in the palm of our hand. I’m interested in that new TV show Revolution I think it is called…a world with no electricity. Interesting huh?
Hi Aimee! I read your first answer and thought, “That’s only because we don’t live closer!!!! If you lived closer, you’d find me at your doorstep.” 😀
I definitely think that way about you too. We are totally kindred spirits.