Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Sunday Roast

Waiting With Ba(i)ted Breath

This week's interview is with Tom,
who writes
the blog The Fishing Guy.

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

1. I blog to share with others what is happening in my life. 2. I blog to share my love of four things: family, fishing, photography and country music. 3. I blog to meet friends who have common interest. You do find people who enjoy your interest and who will share their likes with you. 4. I blog to see what others in the world are doing. I have visited people throughout the USA, Canada, England, Norway, Portugal, Fiji, Singapore, Brazil, Greece, Philippines, Australia and Tasmania. I feel I have made many friends through my travels through the Internet. 5. I am able to share with new bloggers my experiences on the Internet. 6. Now the best reason is: I do it because I have fun blogging and feel a reward when someone enjoys what I've done.

What's the story behind your blog name?
My friend Jedijawa's blog was called 'This Is Not My Blog' and I did a play on words for 'This Is My Blog'.

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

I blog to meet friends who have common interest. You do find people who enjoy your interest and who will share their likes with you

What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

I feel comments are the life blood of the blog world. It lets people know that you thought enough of what they have done to take the time to tell them so.

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

I have a friend Mike 'Hawk Huston' who writes beautiful stories of his life as a hunter at High Country Archer and they are really moving.

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

I did a post on Prostate Cancer, which I have lived through. Someone brought it to mind this week with a question. It was my most significant post of my blogging life. I also wrote a post called Remembering Grandpa. No one commented but it was significant to me.

Today's Sunday Roast with Fishing Guy is the 40th in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.


Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

l do so enjoy this series....another great bio!!

Dave said...

This was cool!
Thanks, I so enjoyed.

virtual voyage said...

Enjoyed this Tom/David - and agree, High Country Archer has some great posts.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed that, thank you, now I'm off to read the story about Grandpa.

fishing guy said...

David: Thanks so much for including me in your Sunday Roast. There have been some big thing happening since I wrote this. I have been added to the Sky Watch meme team and we have started a new meme which is called My World. My World gives you a chance to share your area of the world with others. I do enjoy your site and all you share with the world.

Rebeckah said...

I really liked this interview! Thanks for sharing!

i beati said...

I love this guy

Craver Vii said...

Hey, since we've already got this fire going for the roast, how 'bout throwing a couple of them fishies over the coals, eh? I'm hungry!

Fishing Guy is a super-cool dude. You'll always find great pictures, fun music, and a top-knotch attitude at his place.

Carletta said...

Fishing Guy was the first person to comment on my blog when I started out almost a year ago and he's still with me.
Craver said it best - FG has a great attitude at his blog and wherever he visits.

Millennium Housewife said...

Thanks for that David, I went over to check out the Granpa post and it was lovely. MH

Shrinky said...

Yes, this weekly spot is a firm favourite for me, another great bio, it never disappoints.

Jack and Joann said...

David, Fishing Guy deserves this roast with or without crappies! (That's the only fish FG eats.)

He is the kindest and most generous blogger out here in blog world. I am lucky to call him my blogging buddy who gives me great tips on blogging, country music and life.

Ok, everyone, on the count of three raise your fishing rods and give a salute to that Fishing Guy from northeast Ohio who is a goldplated Buckeye!

TSannie said...

What a great idea! I've visited your blog before - and really enjoy it - but I've obviously missed Sunday! Now to go back and see who else you've interviewed. Fishing Guy is one of my daily/weekly (depending on how busy work is) visits as well.

Leora said...

Thanks, this was a great interview. I really enjoyed getting to know Fishing Guy better.

Tom, you should link to those two posts you mentioned in a new blog post. I bet you would get lots of comments now. People sometimes miss a really good post.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for roasting Fishing Guy on your blog. That don't sound right. tee hee.
His is one of my favorites. He also comments regularly on my blog and makes me laugh with his silly comments.
He is a great guy, I think I'll keep him in my reader for a long time.

tipper said...

Great interview! Fishing Guy is one of my blogging friends! He has a super site that I truly enjoy. I love his writing-and I'm jealous of his photos! Thank you for interviewing him!

Sandi McBride said...

I've visited Fishing Guy before...I told Mac it was to find fishing tips...ah, the jealousy of the Male...but really find him quite compelling...and I enjoyed his post on his Grandpa, too. I need to run over and see what's new today...I'm sure he'll tell me how to find the best spot for crappy!

Daryl said...

Late to the party but I have to say that Fishing Guy (now I know its really Tom) is one of the nicest blog commenters in all of blogdom ...