Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Sunday Roast

A Writer Who Never Talks Through Her Hat

This week's interview is with Jill,
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.


GoneBackSouth said...

I had a look at Bubba's Sis's blog - I love the before and after shots of the dog!

Jeanne said...

What a great idea! Off to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

womaninawindow said...

I guess I'm just gonna have to go and take a look.

Misty Dawn said...

B/S is one of my favorite people in the blogging world! I just love her to pieces. She and D (her best friend) have a truly inspiring and special friendship and are both wonderful people with truly AWESOME children - which speaks volumes of their and their husbands' parenting!

Shrinky said...

I thoroughly enjoy this weekly slot, the insight it gives to the person behind the blog. Guess I'll scoot over now to visit bubba's sister..

D... said...

Bubba's Sis' blog rocks as does she! And that's a totally unbiased opinion. ;)

Misty Dawn, you rock too. I read what you wrote and I thank you. Appreciate you, girl!

CrazyCath said...

Another great interview - this is some one I haven't met before that I should have met before! (If you know what I mean - she is on CC meme and others and I haven't visited? My loss.)

Anyway, great Roast again. Thanks for another good Sunday dinner.

Akelamalu said...

What a great interview and I love the photo! I have to go visit Bubba's Sis now. :)

Bubba's Mom said...

What a nice surprise to find our Bubba's Sis as the subject of your "Sunday Roast". Since I am Bubba's Mom, I am also Sis's Mom, and I think she is quite special. Writing has always been her gift even when she was a little bitty girl and it is gratifying to see that others besides the family like what she writes. Kudos to you Sis!

katherine. said...

so many amazing people out there...I love finding new things to read...