Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Sunday Roast

Now Showing: The Last Auction Hero

This week's interview is with Simon Cotter,
who writes the blog An Ordinary Life.

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

Two reasons. The first is a daily dairy on general "bits and bobs", so friends and family can see what is going on.

What's the story behind your blog name?

"Ordinary Life" is a story about growing up in Sydney's west - again so my children can see what it was like in the 60s and 70s etc ....

Becasue of health issues I hope the thread of this story will provide them with the encouragement that they can live life to their full potential.

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

The people I meet and communicate with. They are So encouraging, really. Some have become great friends over the years.

What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

Try and blog about what you like, be creative, and enjoy. Set up comment moderation at first so you can be comfortable about whom you "meet". I have had to do this as I got some spam ... and silly comments at first.

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

Marriam from Marrakesh, when she pours her heart out.

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

"Stolen" - the chapter in Ordinary life (until I get to the next one!)

Today's Sunday Roast with Simon is the 44th in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.


Merisi said...

Simon's story about his anything but "Ordinary Life" ought to be bound between bookcovers and on the bestseller list!

His "Bits and Bobs" blog is nothing ordinary either, he takes you through river gorges and into the woods and on top of mountains and through stations of his life in a way you better fasten your seatbelt before you log on! I only wished he had not lost the first edition of his blog, so that new readers could get to know him even better.

And yes, I love Simon. He is a wonderful human being, and a great friend.

Maalie said...

I met Simon in the (northern) summer of 2002 when he came from Australia to join me on my ecology expedition in the Shetland Isles. We became instant friends and have met up (either in Europe or Australia) every single year since. He even came over for my retirement party in Spain last year.

I could not imagine more kind and loyal friend.

Akelamalu said...

This one's new to me, I'll go take a look. :)

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

an auctioneer!! Mmmmm you are trying to lead me further into trouble....another auction another ££...loving it David!!

Anonymous said...

A new one for me too, sigh, so little time, so many unmissable blogs.

Sandi McBride said...

So nice to meet new folk...and especially from your neck of the woods. Headed over to say hello.

Louise said...

This one is very intriguing. Must go check on it.

katherine. said...

yes another interesting weblog...I need to learn to read faster!