Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Sunday Roast

Real Life, Presented As A True Story

This week's interview is with D, who writes
the blog My Life Is Based On A True Story.

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

I've only been blogging for a year now. I started blogging because my best friend, Bubba's Sis, was a blogger and, mainly, as a way to entertain my brother who was deployed, once again, with the Coast Guard. I knew that silly stuff where he could "publicly" pick on me would thrill him. We are so thankful that he is home now. By the time my USO duties were over, I had made some wonderful friends. I didn't want to stop blogging and lose my connection with them.

What's the story behind your blog name?

Actually, this is my second blog name. My first, Just Call Me Part of the USO, was while my brother was away. When he returned and my entertainment duties were over, I changed it to My Life Is Based On A True Story. I picked that because I tend to write about my life and my kids, a lot. It's all true, even though sometimes it might sound otherwise.

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

For me, the best thing is the people I have met. I never in a million years thought that people would "visit" and stay. But, a few have & there is that connection now. A very real connection, a friendship, that I cherish.

What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

Sometimes I still feel like I'm a newbie! Hee! I guess I would say make sure whatever you put out there, you mean & will stand behind. You never know who will read your words so make sure it's something you don't mind your friends, family, and lurkers knowing about you. If you want to build a readership, participate in weekly memes.

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

I have read so many, from the heartbreaking to the light-hearted. I can't possible pick just one.

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

I'm not sure I have ever written anything that would be considered "significant"- I'll have to think a minute.... This post, Amazing Grace, is about my son one day after Vacation Bible School. It shows how, even though he has a mouth on him, he is so sweet and tender. And this one, Not Your Typical Teenager, a tribute to my daughter, shows how unique & aware of herself she is. Neither are significant in any way except it showcases how special they are.

Today's Sunday Roast with D is the 32nd in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.


Akelamalu said...

What a lovely interview!

I'm off to visit now.

Daryl said...

Always meeting such interesting bloggers this way ... off to say g'day


Sandi McBride said...

I'm looking forward to visiting with her...thank you David

Cath said...

Excellent interview. Excellent advice. Although I stand by everything I write, I have recently learnt a hard lesson about being aware of who may read your blog and might misinterpret it.

Rhea said...

Nice interview! The advice for a newbie is a good point. Always remember that anyone could end up reading your stuff. It's easy to forget that.

Shrinky said...

I do love the Sunday roast!

Jane Hards Photography said...

A blog I have come across previously.
Absolutely right. Don't post anthing you can't stand behind.That is spot on.

D... said...

Thank you, David, for letting me part of the Sunday Roast. And thanks everyone for all the wonderful feedback!

Misty DawnS said...

I'm very late commenting on this David, but I just HAD to... you see, with working three jobs and being silly enough to think I should get a few hours sleep at night, I don't get to 'blog-hop' like I used to - so I missed this interview.

Well - I'm commenting now, even though it is late. D... (along with Bubba's Sis) are two of my favorite bloggers EVER! Their friendship is one of the most special and always brings a smile to my face, because the love they share between friends is always evident. And, their children... oh, don't even get me started! These are two of the greatest moms I have ever had the pleasure of 'meeting'. Their children are inspirational, which is a testament to their parenting abilities. Specifically, D's 'Lamb' is one of the most beautiful individuals ever - both inside and out - that girl is absolutely amazing. And Bear - oh my gosh Bear - he is one of the most amusing, witty, and 'deep' children ever. I've never even met either of these kids, and I find I love them both like they are members of my family. They would not be such fantastic children - without the parental influence they have.

This interviewee is truly a fantastic individual (and friend), inside and out!

OK... I'm done now... g, aren't you glad I waited and posted this late, instead of sabotaging your comment section when you first posted it? hehehe - sorry 'bout that, David.