Some time ago, Jen at Semantically Driven offered this challenge - at the time, I had a few challenges (note the silences and occasional posts begging for mercy) and so put it on the backburner.
But here were are - and Jen wants to know the whys, whens and wherefores of the blogging journey.
Waa-ay back when (in late 2006) I had recently moved to a new town where I knew no-one, was forming a new long-distance relationship with a new man, dealing with a child who was incredibly sad about being taken from her best friend to a place where all the kids were mean, with myself who is someone who loves to work and be social where there was very little of both.
In those days, I knew nothing of blogging - in fact, it was not until I googled "diabetic recipes for children" in frustration due to a family visit (that has a whole back history worthy of its own blog post) and found a blog with a recipe.
And when the said blogger very soon after that put up a post about people googling her with strange phrases, such as some weird critter wanting to cook diabetic children, my first ever blog comment was born.
After that, I immersed myself in the world of other people, finding out many who blogged for many different reasons. I finally dipped my toe into the water in December 2006.
I have never had a blogging vision or any idea where I was going with this - it was an outlet when I had none, it is my link (and in some cases lifeline) to a lot of friends, new and old.
I see great potential in blogs used the right way for business or community or purpose - but this blog is a bit like me on a lot of days - sometimes inspired, sometimes tired, occasionally amusing and occasionally very yummy (well, that isn't me, but if you come by for dinner I do try to aspire to yummy) - and a firm believer in saying it in 1000 words as I never have a decent camera to hand!!
So what about you - why, how, what and whatever... If you want to take part in Jen's Challenge, go to this link and learn all about it!