Wednesday, October 17, 2007

“To blog or not to blog” Ain’t No Question ‘Cause…

I'm a blogging fool

At the request of(read: "I was tagged by") Baba Doodlius and because I’ve noted that several neat bloggers are also doing it (hey! Remember I’m not usually a follower, but a leader—I hope) I’m posting this kind of MEME thing (or maybe chain letter) about why I blog. Of course, I’m adding my own stuff to it, it may end up being a bit, uh, verbose (as my mother accused my sermons of being).

Anyway, here goes (and if you want to post a similar type of thing, please follow my lead and do so, which will justify my claim of being a leader and not a follower).

So Why Do I Blog?

I now blog because I’m 74% addicted to blogging (see the thingy near the bottom of my now growing much too long sidebar). Sometimes I believe that that is an accurate reflection of how I spend my time each day and night.

I began blogging with Nick's Bytes back in 2005 at the suggestion of my Internet entrepreneur oldest son, Nick III. I continued blogging because I met so many neat bloggers and read so many neat blogs. I then began a second blog, UCC On the Net, reporting Internet sites and posts regarding the United Church of Christ. (Unfortunately, I have rather neglected that blog over the post six months because it is too time consuming with my present slow Internet connection). I then assisted Tiffany, my sometimes housekeeper and all the time friend, to begin her blog: AmOr OnLiNe. Then, not long ago, I, uh, allowed my housemate, Alex, the cat who owns me, to begin his own blog to respond to all of the stuff I write about my silly feline: Alexicon: A Feline’s Life with his Human.

That’s my history as a blogger, although I should mention my Monday posts of humor and jokes that I have received in my email that draws the most readers to Nick’s Bytes and my frequent posts on justice and peace from the viewpoint of the bleeding heart pinko liberal that I am.

The baseline is that I blog because I enjoy it.

Now to the MEME thingy that is the basis for this post:

**Start Copy Here**

We have a voice
We must be heard
Therefore we blog
Now spread the word!

This meme is based on a recent post that was conducted asking the question “Why do you Blog?” and the rewrite “Why do you Blog? - Reworked.” The purpose of this meme is to tell our tales by spreading the reasons that we blog to as many sites as possible. We get to explain ourselves, direct traffic to our site and highlight our most important, most representative or most relevant post in an SEO favorable format. This will be a positive experience for everyone who wants to get involved. This will enable you to create a short advertisement for your site that will be spread across the blogasphere; a growing directory of blogs.

My name is Mel and I am the Author of Attitude, the Ultimate Power, a.k.a Monday Morning Power. I blog because I am passionate about happiness and living in the moment. I want to spread the concept that we are in control of our own lives and can choose how we act and react. My site is focused on the Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. One of my most representative posts is “Happiness Vs. Human Nature.

I am Max and I offer weekly articles on MAX. Why do I blog? I do it because I want to share my thoughts with you guys. I present a new and interesting way of transmitting philosophical thoughts: funny, engaging and intriguing! My funniest, yet intriguing, post is "Don't you just love People?"

I am the Great and Powerful Baba Doodlius. My 100% factual blog The Thoughts and Sayings Of Baba Doodlius is intended to educate all of you curious readers about the Truth behind the Great Secrets of the Universe. I have the Truth! Can you handle the Truth? For a sample of my powers of enlightenment, read my Revelation of the terrible secret of Bigfoot, aka Don't get stepped on.

My name is Amelia and I am the Author of Amel's Realm. I blog because I need to voice everything in my world so that I won't explode. My site is all about thoughts, experiences, fears, problems, misadventures, hopes, and dreams of an introverted tropical girl in a foreign land (Finland). One of my most representative posts is On Trust and Relationship.

I am Geoff of and I blog for reasons as diverse and as fickle as my moods. Mostly I blog because I'm firmly convinced I've figured a few things out and that the world will benefit from my experience the same way I've benefited from others' experiences. One post that I feel captures my emotional involvement and my ire (but not my humor as much) is Decision time.

My name is Judy and I am the Author of ~~Sugar Queen's Dream~~. I blog because it's cheap therapy and I have something to say. I feel my most powerful post is called “The Myths of Smoking......

My name is Sindi and I have written a blog entitled Life is a roller coaster!. My blog is based on the ups and downs of everyday life. I started blogging because I was going through some hard times and I wanted to meet new people to talk to. I like to write and was hoping people might enjoy reading what I have to say. I think the most inspiring post I have written to date is We Effect So Many.

People call me the Midgetmanofsteel (although I’m neither a midget, nor made of steel). I am the sole author the blog Mental Poo: a mostly true and humorous account of things that have happened to me, are happening to me, or are just filling my head and taking up valuable space where images of women should be. You can get a sneak peek into my mess of a brain by reading “Raisins are People” – a true account of my son’s first field trip.

My name is Sandee and I have a blog called Comedy Plus. My blog is just for fun, and I started it to poke fun about everyday life. My reason for blogging is to have fun and meet new friends. I have done both beyond my wildest dreams. I have posted lots of jokes, but when ask what my favorite joke is, I always pick Anger Management.

My name is Lynda. I blog to as a way to expose my writings and to spread my knowledge on the subject of love. My primary blog (I have 15) is lynda's loft. My favorite piece would be I LOVE..... I have over 300 original poems and posts dealing with the wonderful and painful world of love. I love love!

My name Adrian, although most of you probably know me as the Mighty Genie King. I am the author First Time Dad. I started blogging as a way to document my growing up pains as my wife and I raise our daughter. I hope that one day my daughter will be able to look at this and get an idea what life was like "back then". Now I blog about everything but the main focus is still the same! One of my favorite posts is Goodnight Sweetheart! Hello Basil! Eh...Who's Basil...

Hello, my name is Ann and I'm the author of A Nice Place in the Sun. I blog because I care about people and want to make them happy. My site is focused on humorous, inspiring, and nostalgic posts about life, children, and memories. My most representative post, or the post where I'm most myself is "The Craziest Experience Of My Life."

We are a team of writers, and everyone calls us NAFA, so that would be our name. We are the proud authors of NAFASG©™ - United And Dedicated Behind You™. Blogging, to us, is a form of spreading useful information and sharing our knowledge to every part of the world in order to contribute to the betterment of our global community. The post that we feel would be representative of our blog and the global community at large is The Sociological Interaction.

Hola! This is Mariuca and I blog because writing is what makes me whole. I write about anything under the sun from life, love, friends to cats and work. I tend to write best when under pressure and my personal favourite post from Mariuca is Love in Disarray.My name is Susan and I am the Owner of ~~Wake up America ~~, which is a political, right leaning blog. I blog because I believe we need more voices out there to separate fact from fiction, to support our troops and to high light the lack of ethics from journalists today. I feel my most powerful post is called "Are You Proud to be an American......"

"Here I am :-) My name is Mauro and I'm the author of 1 Million Love Messages ... maybe the biggest love challenge in the blogosphere. Why I blog ??? Because I believe that bloggers can make a difference in the world. That's my challenge! My favourite post it's (for sure) Adam Donkus & Lizzie's Love History."

Hi there World I am Aussie, the author of Little Aussie Cynic and I want to Breathe among others. I was recently asked:"Why Do you Blog?" this takes me back to the beginning... I started blogging in an attempt to get people thinking, using my cynical humour as a tool to make people laugh, think and at times get the blood pumping.... Each of my Blogs takes in a little peice of my varied personality but the one which discribes me best would have to be There is Always a Natural Way the latest edition to the Aussie Cynic Family...

I am Zubli Zainordin, in Total Happiness, I organize the Book Project blog and co-author Santa's Community Blog and Hall Of Fame Blog. I blog with the purpose of documenting about my self for my own reference, my future generations and friends who prefer to know me. I also share vital and valuable information entirely on total happiness. I believe in Santa Claus and I share the Spirit of Christmas within this Blog World. In addition I promote bloggers, their blogs, and invite them to share their blogging experiences, and together with Shinade, I review their blogs and award them with the Zubli and Shinade Recommended Read awards. Those who continuously show continuous blogging improvements shall be residence of the Hall Of Fame blog.

I am known as Sometimes Saintly Nick. I blog because I enjoy blogging, have met quite a few very neat bloggers through the years, and have hopefully provided a few laughs for folks and some thought provoking posts on issues of justice and peace, The blogs that I write are: Nick’s Bytes, UCC Online, and I assist my cat, Alex, in writing his blog, Alexicon: A Feline’s Life with his Human

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  1. Nicely done. However, on your post, you need to add **Start Copy Here** before the poem and add **End Copy Here** at the end of the post.

    You have been added to the master list.

  2. You also need to add the "rules" and tag other sites to participate.

    Sorry, but them's the rules.

  3. That's all absurd. So take me off your bloody "list." I am too friggin' old to follow arbitrary "rues." This post, which is self-aggrandizing to self and others, is not my kind of writing or posting. I have wasted an entire day on it and that's is more than enough.

  4. What! Someone expected you, the rebel with more causes than Iraq has oil wells, to follow RULES? Shit! They don’t know you, do they!

  5. Hi Nick

    I blog because if I can't talk, I write...and I have some wonderful friends too.

    Thanks for your comment after my absence. Actually $90 wasn't so bad considering what could have been the alternative...a new computer!

    Have a good day and hugs to Alex.

  6. i dont get it what rules did u break

  7. Nick you are now my hero!
    How dare they tell you 'rules' silly peasants!!!!!!!
    You keep right on doing it YOUR way, more power to you!!!!!!!

  8. I appreciate your testicles. I think that's enough for one day.

    (late night, long day, don't mean to offend...just dimmed the censoring apparatus, thank god)


  9. niiiiice! very cool meme- and its strange since i'm working on a similar one after i was tagged by cami kaos!!!!

  10. Well said, Rev Saint. Whatever possessed you to do a MEME anyway? That just isn’t you.

  11. ` Tooes muchez blogginz!! (Even I is crumbling!)

    ` PS Too muchez skin!

  12. Tell the truth, you like blogging because it gives you an excuse to be online. :)

  13. i blog because the ghost of alex sits on my shoulder and digs his claws into my ear and whispers "purrrfect, now write I-LOVE-ALEX twenty times" ... weird, man.

  14. Hi Nick,
    I have been thinking about our last exchange and I am uncomfortable with how it ended. I do not like feeling this way, especially if there is something that I can do about it.

    You are on the master list and there is absolutely nothing more that you need to do.

    Welcome aboard.

  15. Nick,
    Just one more comment. I just read some of the comments above. Remind me NEVER to mention the word "Rule" when talking to you again. I probably should have read some of your posts before challenging you. I am happy to know you!!

  16. LOL, cool... and look at YOU --- following ruuuuuuules. *shocked look* ;)
    too funny.