Like Sinatra Said .... Noo York, Knew York
This week's interview is with Daryl, who writes
the blog Out & About In New York City.
First let me say I am a member of the cannot answer a question without a lot of long digressing chatter .. so be warned .. go get something to drink and settle in.
Like many of the others interviewed here I began blogging to show off my photos. I had an idea I might start selling the greeting cards I make. AND my friend Jess had moved to Austin, TX and sent me the link to her blog Violet Crumble and I began reading it and checking out the links she had to other blogs. I thought hey this is neat .. I can express myself and show off my pix.
What's the story behind your blog name?
Well, I got a lot of suggestions about what to call it and why. I wanted to set it apart and make it one that told you where I was. I had a bunch of good names and took a vote ..NO, I didn't .. I should have but I made the 'executive' decision myself. I find the ride to the office in the morning is the time when I think about all sorts of things .. what's on the day's agenda .. meetings .. projects pending .. and I also noticed that I was thinking about the people I saw and that I noticed more about my surroundings .. so it made sense to call it On The M104 .. but Blogger asked for a subtitle and so I added Out & About in New York City .. when I played with the banner I reversed them and it became Out & About in New York City on the M104 which actually made more sense.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
Oh the best thing is the people I have met (Bubblewench!!!) .. and will meet in person (waving at ScrappySue who is coming to NY in October) as well as the friendships with bloggers I hope to meet (I was going to make a list but it's TOO long!) and of course YOU, Den Mother David, who stopped by and singled me out for a honorable mention in/on the Post of the Day during the first month I was blogging. I had no idea who you were or what Authorblog was ... Dot at Strolling Through Georgia mentioned it in her comment on the post and I then went hunting to see who you were ...
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
Join in a meme ... Sky Watch or Odd Shot Monday, Wordless Wednesday, ABC Wednesday are a few I participate in .. it gets you to meet others. Always leave a comment .. and if you have your link in your signature or profile it helps so the blogger you visit (as well as others reading your amazingly clever, witty, informative comment) can return the favor.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?
There are SO many posts I have read that have touched a chord for me .. but most recently Dianne at Forks Off The Moment has written some political rants I had to praise and link to, from my blog.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?
Ah, well, I think all my posts are significant .. NO, I don't, I am kidding. However the one I like the most which has the most meaning to me is one of the first Husbandism posts I did .. finding the Toonlet.com site and discovering I could channel my humor and annoyance with my husband (who I totally adore and who is the funniest man I know) in a way that let me vent and that others connected with .. Thanks for recognizing me with this .. and for that first pat on the back.
Today's Sunday Roast with Daryl is the 34th in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.