Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Stealing - 11/27

Today we ripped off a blogger named Firecat from the blog Party in My Head. He doesn't state where he got it. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Bud is Back Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Why did you sign up for writing your blog?

Initially, I created my blog as a place to gain extra entries in giveaways, with an afterthought of maybe doing some product reviews in the future.

2. Why did you choose your blog's name? What does it mean?

I chose Meandering Matt when I had a makeover done to my blog.  I chose Meandering Matt because my blog has become a place where I ramble about random things.  You may see a product review/giveaway today, an "adult" post tomorrow, a post about my beliefs, or maybe just a post about what my family did this weekend.  You never know what you're going to read here.

3. Have you ever had another blog? 

I do have another blog that I use to share about my missions trips.

4. What do you do online when you're not on your blog?

If I'm not blogging, you will most likely find me on Facebook or playing a game.

5. How about when you're not on the computer?

When I'm not on the computer, I'm usually watching TV or doing some kind of work around the house or in the yard/garden.  I think I may have a new addiction though.  At the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, I received a book of KenKen puzzles and I find myself spending a lot of time.  I'm usually not into these challenging mathematical puzzles.

6. What do you wish people who read your blog knew about you?

I'm not sure there is much of anything my readers don't know about me.  If there is, hopefully they will ask!  I'm pretty open about everything.

7. What is your favorite community in the blogosphere?

I'm not sure.

8. What is your philosophy on your blog layout?

I keep all of my blog posts on the left because in English, you read from left to right.  I prefer for someone to read my posts and ignore all the stuff in the sidebars if anything is getting ignored.  Next, I want most of my contact information to be available near the top.  Finally, anything else goes in the far right sidebar or below my contact info.

9. Tell me about your picture you use to represent you on your blog.

The blog button was created as part of my blog makeover a long time ago.  It goes along with my overall theme.

10. Pick 3 random blogs from your blogroll and tell us about them.

I really don't have a blogroll, so I'm choosing 3 blogs I read most.
  • ilaxSTUDIO - On this blog, Kim shares about her running activities and training.  I really enjoy reading about the training she does for races.  She shares a lot of pictures along the trails she runs on. In addition, she does reviews of some great products for athletes.
  • Pay a Visit - I really enjoy this blog.  Diane is an old friend from years ago.  I really enjoy reading about New York.  I've never been there and since she was from Ohio, it's really neat to get her perspective on activities, food, and much more in New York.
  • SnackFace - Kailey is an amazing young lady and an amazing writer.  Here, I really love seeing and hearing about all of the food she's trying.  She has posted some great recipes and great food ideas from restaurants and shops she visits.  She's also a very beautiful young lady!

11. What features do you think your blog should have that it doesn't currently?

I'd really like to find fun way to get my readers more interactive.  I think a live chat box or something like that could be a lot of fun!

12. What do you consider the 10 most "telling" interests that we would infer from what you blog persona?

I'm not sure how to answer this question, but I'll give it a shot.
  1. Christianity
  2. Family
  3. Cooking
  4. Eating
  5. Gadgets
  6. Giveaways
  7. New Products
  8. Traveling
  9. Fitness
  10. "Adult" Fun

13. Do you have any unique interests that you have never shared before? What are they? 

I can't think of anything right now that I haven't shared in some form on my blog.

14. The best thing about blogging is all of the friends that you make, Beside from those folks, do you think your blog has fans?

I don't think I really have anyone that I would consider a fan.  I know there are some people that come back for almost every giveaway I post though.

15. What's your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination?

My current obsessions are donating plasma and KenKen puzzles.  Firstly, donating plasma is something I started mid-November.  It's a great way to unwind a bit at the end of a long day while making a little extra money.  KenKen puzzles is a new way I'm challenging my brain and it is addicting.

16. What are you glad you did but haven't really had a chance to post about?

I was very glad we attended the Chicago Toy and Game Fair last weekend.  We had a great time as a family in Chicago and hopefully I'll find the time to write about the trip soon!

17. How many people that first became a blog friend, have you met face to face?

I don't think I've met anyone that I'd consider a blog friend face to face.  I did meet another blogger at a Monster Truck rally and enjoy reading her blog occasionally.  I'm pretty shy in person, so even when I am at conferences or stuff, I don't socialize much.

18. What don't you talk about here, either because it's too personal or because you don't have the energy?

I honestly can't think of anything I don't write about on here.  If you can think of something you think I'm hiding, just say the word and it might just make a future post.

19. What's a question that you'd love to answer?

What is something you are really passionate about?

20. Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and regretted it?

I don't believe so.

21. Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and thought, “Was that overdue!”

I don't think so.
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I am Harriet said...

I do like your blog philosophy.

Enjoy your day.