Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Sunday Roast

Inspired To Reach New Literary Heights

This week's interview is with Muthering Heights, who writes
the blog Muthering Heights And Other Senseless Sensibility.



Here's the first of the standard questions. Why do you blog?

Well, the short answer would be that I blog because I can! But to elaborate, I blog because I enjoy the pursuit…not so much the pursuit of writing, as I have never found my writing to be terribly interesting, but more so to connect and communicate with other people en masse, as I have little time to leave the house, and after three successive pregnancies, little memory on which to rely on to prompt me to call anyone!

I have also found that connecting with other bloggers has allowed me to learn quite a bit from persons that would never have had the opportunity to encounter otherwise. The blogging community is an amazing place, filled with lovely people!

What's the story behind the blog name?

I have always enjoyed a good play in words…nearly as much as I enjoy classic literature! (But not to worry, Jordan and I are certainly not Catherine and Heathcliff!)

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

(Allow me to preface my answer by noting that I will soon be giving birth to my third child in three years, which should suffice to explain that I do NOT get out much!) The best part of blogging, as far as I am concerned, is the opportunity not only to share my life with others from, but also to cultivate positive, edifying relationships with other people.

What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

I would advise a new blogger to get “out and about” in the blogging community as much as possible. I have found that to be, by far, the best way to connect with other readers/writers!

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

This is a difficult question, as I have absorbed so many interesting and engaging bits from the blogging community. I couldn’t possibly narrow it down to just one!

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

I’m interpreting “significant” as the post that has touched the highest number of people in the most meaningful way. In that case, my post detailing my 100 pound weight loss has been the most significant. I have received an incredible amount of feedback about the inspiration and encouragement my story has provided to readers in many different areas of life, not simply those struggling with health issues!


Today's Sunday Roast is the 80th in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.

15 comments:

jinksy said...

At least, giving birth to a blog is quicker and easier than a baby!

Shrinky said...

I agree with Jinsky, and I can truly empathise, having given birth to four children myeslf within the space of five years! (Just wait 'til Muthering Heights finds herself surrounded by them as teenagers, all of them living under the self same roof - eek!).

Another great interview, David, thanks for opening this platform to introduce us fellow bloggers to each other.

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

Deeeelightful interview David...if not a little worried for her sanity and indeed of her well being 3 babies in three years she must have a screw loose....or soon will after 3 years of toil on her mind and body.. Yee gads!!I'm in awe.

ANd I thought two kids under 2.5 was madness!!
thanks for the introduction!!

Tranquility said...

What a great interview. Muthering Heights is a blog I read very frequently, so it was fun to see it show up here!

Kathleen W. said...

I love Muthering Heights and am so glad you featured her. Despite her opinion of being bored by writing, she's a fantastic writer, very witty and insightful.

momstheword said...

What a lovely idea you have, to interview bloggers and introduce them to others!

I popped over from Muthering Heights to read her interview. Interviews are fun as you get to know a little more about the person behind the blog. Thank you!

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

Great interview. Her blog is awesome.

Jana said...

"Deeeelightful interview David...if not a little worried for her sanity and indeed of her well being 3 babies in three years she must have a screw loose....or soon will after 3 years of toil on her mind and body.. Yee gads!!I'm in awe.

ANd I thought two kids under 2.5 was madness!!
thanks for the introduction!!"

If you would take a moment to visit her blog you would know she handles her life well and is accomplishing motherhood beautifully, with grace. Which may be a little of what you needed with this snappy comment. And take a moment to be in awe of the fact that she lost 100lbs on her own as it states in her interview. Give credit where credit is due. She is a wonderful person.

Alicia said...

I am a follower of her blog, and I love reading her posts!!!

Lola said...

Thank you David for yet another great blog introduction! I'm off to visit her site right now, and figure out how she managed to become so fequently pregnant in such a short fertile time!

Ciao,
~Lola xx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Lovely interview, and lovely photograph to accompany it.

CJ xx

Amy said...

Yeah to Muthering Heights.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Muthering Heights is on my bloglist. I love her insights into motherhood and her zest for life. Great interview.

Susie said...

Great choice of blog writers to interview. I read Muthering Heights faithfully.

Gaston Studio said...

From the commenters, I can tell this is a blog I'm going to love. Thanks David, for a great interview!