Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Sunday Roast

How To Discover The Fountain Of Life

This week's interview is with Ornery,
who writes the blog Ornery By Nature.


The first of the standard weekly questions. Why do you blog?

Peer pressure. Seriously, I probably never would have started had it not been for some nudging from Thoughts From Miller Manor and from you too.

What's the story behind your blog name?

My wife calls me Ornery (I guess I am) and it seems to be a natural part of who I am, so the blog name, Ornery by Nature just seemed to fit. One of my earliest school report cards had the teacher's comment about me ... "Inclined to mischief" .... (but I digress).

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

It's gotten me back in the mode of taking pictures again. I had sort of quit for a while, but it is something I really enjoy, so I'm glad to have the challenge.

What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

Uhhh. I AM a newbie blogger! In the short time I've been blogging, I've made some observations and have decided to post for these reasons: a) Do it for me - Comments from readers are nice, but above all, I blog because I want to and b) Have fun with it - If it's not fun, I don't blog because the post will reflect my mood.

What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?

I'm still navigating my way around Blogland ... I stop in frequently at several photography blogs and often visit some of the more humorous sites as well. I'm a "visual" person so a stunning photograph will catch my attention long before a well written article will. Many bloggers take excellent photos, but few combine the written word with their pictures as well as a certain David McMahon does.

Thank you for the great compliment. What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?

You mean out of the few posts I've written? I guess my favorite would have to be either the canoe trip or the Wichita Mountains post. Both have some fun photos, and bring back fond memories. I am more into photography than writing significant posts. My blog reflects that more than anything.

Today's Sunday Roast with Ornery is the fifteenth in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.

5 comments:

lime said...

for an ornery fellow he sure seems personable ;)

Misty Dawn said...

Great interview with a great person! I already have discovered, and really enjoy, this blog :-) I happen to agree with his comment about you too, David ;-)

the teach said...

Great nterview, David!

BTW thanks for participating in my "What if" meme. I really appreciate it. I've posted the results now so take a look. :D

Dave Coulter said...

I agree with Lime! :)

Craver Vii said...

I'm glad you're blogging and taking pictures. I really like some of the shots you've taken, and I wouldn't have seen them except for your blog.