who writes the blog Bubba's Sis.
The first of the standard questions. Why do you blog?
My brother actually started blogging when he lived in New York City as a way to keep in touch with family and friends (he is back in Houston now). At first I thought it was impersonal and superficial, but as I started reading more and more blogs I became inspired. I have always loved writing and I think it is a fabulous way to express oneself. I didn't figure I would have very many readers, but decided to start anyway.
Now it has turned into a wonderful thing for me - a connection with people all over the world. It's a great outlet for my writing, a wonderful way to express my emotions and thoughts, and I have "met" many new friends - beautiful people - through my blog. I love it.
What's the story behind your blog name?
Well, like I said, my brother is the one who got me started blogging. All my life I have called him Bubba, my kids call him Bubba - even his friends call him Bubba. So his blog title is Bubba's Blog. My mom decided to blog about the same time I did and she was Bubba's Mom. So it made perfect sense for me to be Bubba's Sis!
Postscript: Bubba doesn't even blog much any more - nothing since the college football season ended.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
The coolest thing is realizing that people actually READ what I WRITE! I never thought anyone would care what I have to say, but they do! And the connections with people - people I've never met face-to-face but still consider friends.
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
I would say participate in one or two of the weekly memes that link to your blog - that is when I really started getting readers. If people like what they see, they'll come back. And it's fun!
What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?
Back To The Surgeon Again. This shows the amazing love and support one can receive from the blogging world. I cry every time I see it.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?
I don't know that any of my posts would be considered "significant" - but I would hope it would be one about my Mom's battle with breast cancer and the importance of awareness. If one woman started getting mammograms and doing monthly self-checks because of something I wrote, then I have made a difference. THAT is significant in my book.
Today's Sunday Roast with Jill is the eighteenth in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.