Why Do I Blog Meme?

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Chalkboard from Awesome Blossom by Clementine Ishtari (no longer available)

This week’s meme is a bit of a long one and I’ll admit I didn’t really change any of the questions around from the RL blog I stole this from. I usually totally revamp all the questions so they are more sl related but I figured since this one was more about blogging, I could just leave them as is. I did add one extra question to the list because I felt weird having 13 questions (yes I’m totally superstitious) and also because 14 is my favorite number! :D So yeah, don’t kill me for having 14 questions today.

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Try not to swear at Berry in your head for having so many questions this week and don’t forget to leave a comment in this meme’s post so others can come by and read your answers as well!

  1. How long have you been blogging? Since December 2007
  2. Why did you start blogging? My friend Azar forced me to. I wasn’t really interested in blogging or fashion back then. I was too busy bellydancing with friends and just having fun but she was adamant that I join her fashion blog and talk about the things I like to wear. So after a couple of months of persuasion and threats from her, I gave in and blogged.
  3. How many times a week do you post an entry? That varies, it really depends on how much time I have but on average I am guessing I blog about 3 to 4 times a week.
  4. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis? Hundreds! And not just fashion blogs, I’m kind of a geek and read a lot of the tech blogs and other RL bloggers. I’m almost kind of ashamed to admit it, but blog reading has taken up all of my regular book reading time I used to have. I do almost all my reading electronically now.
  5. Do you comment on other people’s blogs? Yes, I do from time to time, but I only comment on SL blogs. I have never (as far as I can remember) commented on any of the RL blogs I read.
  6. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? I do, because I need to provide that information to my advertisers and also because it’s fun to see what people search for when they end up on my blog. Sometimes I share the funny search terms on plurk.
  7. Did you ever regret a post that you wrote? No, not really. My blog posts are not controversial, I just do this for fun so I don’t regret anything. Well now that I think of it, last summer I posted a couple of emo posts when I was depressed and I regretted it the next day but I didn’t delete them and I don’t really regret them anymore. It was just me sharing my feelings so I guess I don’t really have to be ashamed of that.
  8. Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog? To an extent, yes.
  9. Do you blog under your real name? No, I blog under my second life name. I have never blogged under my real name.
  10. Are there topics that you would never blog about? Yes, lots! I have a set of rules that I follow for my blog. I often get approached by people asking me to blog about them or have them on my blog or interview them on my blog or cover their event/sim etc.. and my rule is, that if I’m not directly involved in it somehow or if I don’t find it interesting, I won’t blog it. As for interviews and such, I only do that to my friends when I want to torture them or just for fun. This blog is very personal to me and so everything I blog here I need to feel connected with or it feels like it’s forced.
  11. What is the theme/topic of your blog? Oh boy, this is a hard one. I guess my main topic is Second Life. I do tend to cover more fashion, but I don’t really consider myself a fashion blogger because I don’t review things and I don’t point out errors or seams and I’m kind of a sucky stylist. I just like to take pictures and ramble on about whatever is on my mind that day. So I think I would call myself a Second life lifestyle blogger, if that makes sense? I don’t know!
  12. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why? I actually do have more than one blog. I have a tumblr for quotes that I like and then I also have another anonymous blog where sometimes I’ll ramble on about stuff, mostly real life related or just whatever’s in my head. That blog has nothing to do with my second life though and I have never shared it with anyone that I know. It’s more a place where I share my most intimate and personal feelings.
  13. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging? It’s helped me discover things about myself that I didn’t realize before. It’s given me confidence and also something to feel proud of. It’s also helped me connect with other SLers that are avid readers and bloggers themselves. It’s definitely been a great journey.
  14. So, why do you continue to blog? Well pretty much everything I said in the previous question and also I guess it helps me relax and release whatever random thoughts are in my head. I like to share information and teach people whatever things I’ve picked up along the way, and a blog is one of the easiest ways to do that. I also work from home and I’m on or near my computer during the day often so when I don’t have a lot of rl work to do, blogging is a good way to take up my time.

While we’re on the topic of blogging, I often get other bloggers contacting me asking me questions to help them with their blogging journeys. I try and do the best I can. I’ve done a couple of tutorials for bloggers: Fashion Blogging 101 and I think therefore I blog that may help them out. However, recently I’ve also been directing them to this really amazing support group (that I’m also a part of). The organizers of this group are very helpful and there is a lot of information on the blog itself that I am sure you will find useful. The group is called SL Blogger Support and this is their blog. You can apply here to join the group. I’m usually lost in my own little world so don’t always have the most updated information about all the events and what’s going on, but the organizers of this group are always up to date and very helpful so I absolutely recommend joining!

Finally, please remember that you can participate in any of the memes at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years. Also, thank you so much for participating in them so far, I’m having so much fun learning more about you guys! <3

135 thoughts on “Why Do I Blog Meme?

  1. I LOVED this one Berry! Just when I thought I couldn’t learn anymore about “The Berry” I get surprised! <3

  2. oh hey! I did mine! http://sookietriellis.com/2013/04/21/twisted-color-challenge-week-17-coastal-nights/ I am a slacker and lumped it in with my challenge blog lol!

  3. Ditto here Sookie lol Saw it and said it would work with mine today.
    http://cindygedenspire.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-garden.html

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  6. sweet theres some to read before bed lol! nighters and thanks for the new meme :)
    http://cozeyinsl.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/why-i-blog-meme-monday/

  7. Just went with a pretty picture that didn’t mean a lot but I couldn’t stop playing with the BOOM butterflies LOL http://rudhsrandomramblings.blogspot.nl/2013/04/what-makes-me-torture-myself-so-or-why.html Thank you for doing this every week Berry… It’s a great help hehe

  8. http://primdolls.blogspot.com/2013/04/meme-monday-why-do-i-blog.html

    Woo, that was interesting. I ended up going back to almost ten years ago to see my very first posts ever, and it was amazing.

  9. What a great meme to get us all focused on the reasons we sit at the keyboard and write what we do. Well done Strawberry!!

  10. I usually moan when I see the questions for your memes because I’ve not usually thought about this stuff. But once I’ve answered the questions I’m always happy I did! http://aylaanddolly.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-i-blog-strawberry-singh-meme.html

  11. Sherazade Szuster says:

    So,, Today i make it Short…
    P.s Please sorry sorry sorry,,, English its not my best language or Skill.

    http://skirtwar.blogspot.de/2013/04/why-do-you-blog-sherazade-szuster.html

  12. [...] Strawberry’s weekly meme/challenge this week feels like a real interview! About blogging and the why and stuff. I decided to answer her 14 (!) questions. I also enjoyed reading the other bloggers posts, lots in common and also lots of different reasons and content. [...]

  13. Very thoughtful topic, Strawberry, and great answers, too. I took a stab at it –– http://poultryreport.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-i-blog-meme.html

  14. Well here goes nothing, my first ‘meme’.

    http://rwahs.com/2013/04/22/meme-why-i-blog-2/

  15. [...] Now me move on to the weekly meme from Berry. Why Do I Blog: [...]

  16. [...] and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. You can also post your blog here so that everyone else can take a [...]

  17. Curiosity kills the cat? … I hope not ;-) … thanx, Singh, for giving us a chance to live our curiosity again !

    http://loonaticwear.blogspot.de/2013/04/why-damn-it-why-do-i-blog.html

  18. Khloe Nitely says:

    http://khloetalks.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-i-blog-monday-meme.html

    I had a mini rant session in this! Oops!

    Regards!

  19. Another great one! Here is mine if anyone wants to read it!!

    http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-i-blog-meme.html

  20. [...] time that I do one of Strawberry’s memes it almost feels like I’m in front of the camera, which explains the picture that I decided to [...]

  21. Berry! you got me to do the first meme ever! lol here it is http://slstylehunter.blogspot.com/2013/04/spring-is-here-and-why-do-i-blog-meme.html

    This was a great idea btw :D

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  24. [...] why do i blog?.. let’s find [...]

  25. [...] Why Do You Blog Meme: Strawberry Singh asks the fundamental questions. I am not someone who does every meme, picking and choosing the ones that appeal to me. This one, though, frankly, if you can’t answer why you blog, you probably should not blog. So, while I might not get around to it today, I will definitely do this meme. [...]

  26. a long meme with long answers ;P
    http://virtualvix.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/why-do-i-blog/
    this one was fun to do, too!

  27. Kismet Faith says:

    Here’s mine! I think a lot of us blog for similar reasons. http://confessionsofaslshopaholic.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-do-i-blog-meme.html

  28. Good to see some familiar faces and to read everyone’s answers!
    http://gilliangalicia.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/why-do-i-blog-hmmm/

  29. [...] It’s 3 AM and I cannot sleep so I decided to do one of Strawberry Singh’s new memes, the ‘Why Do You Blog?’ one! I do love doing these! Find out more here! [...]

  30. [...] So I caved and did the “Why I blog Meme” by Strawberry Singh [...]

  31. [...] So today I’m doing another Strawberry Singh meme. I think I read something on her blog about ‘Meme Monday’, but it’s possible that I read it on her Plurk as well, so I’m planning on doing them every week. They are fun to do, so why not? Let’s just start, and look at the original post here. [...]

  32. [...] done a blog lately.  But I’m back this week for another awesome Meme from the fabulous Strawberry Singh.  This week it’s all about blogging.  Why do I blog? Why do you blog?  Why do we all blog? [...]

  33. [...] decided to do Berry’s latest meme today as well, so bear with me while I ramble on a bit [...]

  34. [...] got caught up with Strawberry Singh’s memes, finishing with this week’s Why Do I Blog Meme? right [...]

  35. [...] photo above has nothing to do with this post. I decided to do Berry’s latest blog meme, and I think every post needs a pic so there you go. On to the [...]

  36. [...] with out a scarf. You never know how the weather feels like today. I found a cute Meme, i saw on Stawberrysingh blog and decided why not, Its good to relax sometimes and over see everything i do and the reason behind [...]

  37. Blogging is fun !!!

  38. [...] meme started by Berry – Why Do I Blog? What’s my inspiration? Being a Second Life blogger is no easy task. Styling clothing, setting [...]

  39. [...] Meme Courtesy of Strawberry Singh. [...]

  40. [...] Singh in her seemingly infinite curiosity has a new meme asking people to explain why they blog. I figure that is something I have to be able to [...]

  41. I would bet Strawberry was an interrogator in a previous life. She knows how to make you confess….

    http://wheresdimsum.blogspot.com/2013/04/089-jewels-in-sky.html

  42. I’ve put off doing this meme since all of my answers would almost exactly match what you said, with the exception of the Tumbler thing and doing a lot of fashion posts. I’m not the best at that and there are so many great fashion bloggers, people can just look at those. I do get some decent traffic though so will occasionally do a fashion posts for a friend if they have something I really like or if I find something myself I love, but I feel bad for the designers as I might be missing an earring or have a ribbon on backward or some such wardrobe failure thus not doing them the justice they deserve. But I guess people can see and get the point anyway. Also, I’m behind as right now I’m in the middle of opening week of The Trap Club and lounge (inserts shameless plus here) on the Once Upon A Fairy Tale wedding and events sim opening that I am a part of, so after a million posts about that followers might be more ready for my weekend posts on something else for a while and I can catch up on other stuff. Again, good to get to know you and the other bloggers better. Thanks!

  43. Woooooooohhhh, it has been a blast reading everyone’s post. I have read them all and left comments where I could! I have to say though, I did have a hard time commenting on some of the blogs (especially the ones on blogger.com) the captchas and such got the best of me, but I did the best I could. Thank you again, I appreciate all of you participating! <3

  44. [...] Strawberry Singh has a new meme out titled ‘Why Do You Blog?’ My responses are below but you can head on over to Berry’s blog to see her’s and everyone’s responses: Why Do I Blog Meme? [...]

  45. Well did mine and thank you for giving me some inspiration :D

    http://slexi.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/why-do-i-blog-meme/

  46. [...] on to the MAIN point of this silly post. Strawberry Singh once again did another meme! This one is to express why you blog. Most of these questions are pretty simple, straight forward, [...]

  47. Not sure you’ll ever see this but ^ . ^ I did your meme. Loved it :D Can’t wait to see your next one ^ . ~

    http://therosieposieblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/why-do-i-blog-blogger-meme/

    – Rose <3

  48. Tymmerie Thorne says:

    I loved reading everyone’s answers to this one!
    I finally finished my own response: http://www.girlwonderspeaks.com/2013/04/i-blog-therefore-i-am.html

    Thank you again, Berry! <3

  49. Here’s mine for the week! http://pixelvanity.blogspot.ca/2013/04/why-do-i-blog-anyway.html A lot of fun to do as always!

  50. http://anya.ohmai.net/2013/04/30/starting-all-over/
    <3 thanks Berry for always being such an inspiration – this meme and the others you did before this have been a brilliant read for me!

  51. http://softpawthefairycat.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-i-blog.html

    bit late with this one. Fantasy Faire owned my blog last week just about..

  52. Erf…screwed up some HTML that I couldn’t fix in blogger..NEW LINK

    http://softpawthefairycat.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-i-blog_30.html

  53. [...] Berry in your head for having so many questions this week and don’t forget to leave a comment in this meme’s post so others can come by and read your answers as [...]

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  55. You finally hooked me into meme-ing, Ms. Singh!

    In celebration of the third anniversary of my blog, Steaming Along: Danko Whitfield In The 19th Century..

    http://dankowhitfield.wordpress.com/

    …I have taken up your Why Do I Blog? meme on my other blog, Journey To The Center Of The Metaverse…

    http://journeymetaverse.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/why-do-i-blog-a-meme/

  56. [...] this meme is from Strawberry Singh’s blog, but I totally forget it and found it today from NWN Iris [...]

  57. Uiuiui … always late to the party ;/

    But I did it in the end.

  58. [...] Voyager responded to Strawberry Singh’s “Why Do I Blog Meme” and so did many others. Guess I need to add my voice to the [...]

  59. [...] Voyager responded to Strawberry Singh’s “Why Do I Blog Meme” and so did many others. Guess I need to add my voice to the [...]

  60. [...] since it seems, that all the great bloggers participate to Strawberry Singh’s challenge, I decided to add my two cents too. So, here we [...]

  61. Better late than not at all… ;)

    http://timogufler.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/why-do-i-blog-meme/

    Thanks for the great idea!

  62. [...] meme (one of a whole series she has been setting, which have been thought-provoking) of “Why do I blog?” The format is easy enough – answer a series of questions on the subject of “why [...]

  63. [...] as suggested by Strawberry Singh and Inara Pey, here are my own questions. Be sure to get back to Strawberry’s post to check [...]

  64. After reading Inara Pey’s reply to your challenge, Strawberry, how could I afford to remain quiet? :-)

    http://gwynethllewelyn.net/2013/05/06/why-do-you-blog/

    Very provocative questions! Thanks for coming up with them! :-)

  65. [...] (if not exclusively) of responding to memes, I would have responded to Strawberry’s “Why Do I Blog Meme?” much earlier – and perhaps I would have participated in a few more of her memes. I [...]

  66. [...] day three of my Seven Days of Memes; and today I am doing the Why Do I Blog meme by Strawberry Singh.  Again it’s a series of questions Strawberry posted on her blog to [...]

  67. [...] Berry in your head for having so many questions this week and don’t forget to leave a comment in this meme’s post so others can come by and read your answers as [...]

  68. [...] I A L S • Gimme Six / Virtual World Tours, iRez • About Blogging / iRez • A is for Avatar • Why Do You Blog? / Strawberry Singh • New World Notes • Newbie Blogger Initiative / [...]

  69. [...] Berry in your head for having so many questions this week and don’t forget to leave a comment in this meme’s post so others can come by and read your answers as [...]

  70. [...] I’m not very fond of Internet memes. They’re like TV series or soap operas to me. And I’m bad at following shows for more than a few chapters because I’m always doing several things at once, so if something else gets my attention, the repeating task will probably fall behind or be forgotten altogether. But then, I’ve been late at blogging too –as per usual–, so having a stimulus like this particular one to exercise my typing skills comes in handy. In that is at what memes excel: in producing easy/light web content when time runs short. So here are my answers to Strawberry Singh’s 14 questions in the Why do I blog? meme. [...]

  71. [...] blogging life – to a blogging meme/challenge; in response to Strawberry Singh‘s “Why Do Ι Blog?” blogger challenge, I wrote a piece titled “My relationship with blogging“. [...]

  72. This should of been my procrastination meme. It took me so long to actually sit down and get it done! lol

    http://trixiecliassi.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-blog-therefore-i-shop.html

  73. [...] meme from Strawberry Singh, via @madradish who responded to my cri de [...]

  74. [...] the start of the month I finally got around to responding to Strawberry Singh’s “Why do I blog?” meme. It asked a lot of very pointed questions, the last question of which asked, “So, [...]

  75. [...] I leapt at the opportunity to jump on a meme from Flexnib. It comes via Strawberry Singh, [...]

  76. [...] thought I would do Strawberry’s Meme of “Why Do I Blog”. Yes I know I’m late to the party, but like I said…I’m horrible at doing [...]

  77. [...] here at strawberrysingh.com. Just killing time since I have it. [...]

  78. [...] Singh has a lot of thought provoking posts. Several months ago she did one called Why Do I Blog Meme? and she encouraged fellow bloggers to give it a try themselves. Well, here I am and here it [...]

  79. Hi Berry… I finally got with the program and took your challenge. I enjoyed it and learned a lot about my blogging in the process. Hugs
    http://yordiesands.com/2013/07/01/why-do-i-blog-meme/

  80. […] Berry in your head for having so many questions this week and don’t forget to leave a comment in this meme’s post so others can come by and read your answers as […]

  81. […] have never done a meme before and do not, at this time, plan to do another one. But this meme by Strawberry Singh struck a chord within me and made me want to play […]

  82. […] was April of last year when I did my “Why do I blog meme?” where I asked a series of questions about why you all blog. For this week’s Monday […]

  83. […] don’t already read her, you should, her writing and photography are high quality!) posted a Meme challenge a week or so ago – “Why do I blog?”. So, I’m taking up the challenge, the […]

  84. […] April 28th. This one, called “my blogging journey“,  is a follow-up to her “Why do I blog?” meme from 2013. As I responded to the latter a little late in the day, I thought I should […]

  85. […] that she published a year apart. I like to do things in order so I’m starting with the Why Do I Blog Meme posted a year ago and then tomorrow I will complete the current […]

  86. I’m going in order with today’s blog challenge so started here. Only a year behind!
    http://decadentdreaming.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/why-do-i-blog-meme/

  87. […] Strawberry that she published a year apart. I like to do things in order so I’m starting with the Why Do I Blog Meme posted a year ago and then tomorrow I will complete the current […]

  88. […] year, Strawberry Singh posted her “Why do I blog?” meme, to which I responded (albeit a bit late). This Monday (April 28th), she continued on that […]

  89. […] sat down and re-read my response to Berry’s “Why do I blog?” meme. In the second question, I think I should add another motive. Besides my initial desire to […]

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