Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Pre-Bliss Quiz: Blissdom Canada '10

Good evening kids,

It has been a fabulous trip to date and I cannot believe it is almost over!

In the meantime, I have some news!  Before I left, I arranged to visit a blogging conference called "Blissdom Canada".  It is something new to try and I hope to learn LOTS to keep things chugging along here.

BlissDom Canada

Some of the other ladies attending the conference have a little quiz going which you will see below!

1.) Did you attend Blogher '10?
No, I did not!  I am brand new to the blogging world!

2.) Are you attending Blissdom Canada this fall?
Yes, indeed I am.

3.) When are you at your blogging best - A.M. or P.M.?
I tend to blog the best late at night, which can typically translate into the wee hours of the morning.  I blog when I am in the mood.

4.) How many blogs do you have?  Include links!
I only have this one, Linnie gets Laced.

5.) What technical skills would you like to learn to improve your blog?
I hope to learn more about coding and promotion, as well as different platforms and social media.  Networking will be key as well.

6.) Do you prefer the sound of silence or does action abound while you blog?
I prefer having some kind of noise, whether that be a fantastic movie (Casino Royale plays as we speak) or some amazing music, to keep me company.

7.) Do you include the names of your family in your blog?
No, I do not.  All names have been changed to protect the privacy of those written about.  My family members and their stories, however, are 100% bonafide.

8.) Do you post pictures or videos of your children?
No.  I do not have any children, so that is an easy answer.

9.) What's the grossest thing you've spilled on your keyboard?
Hmmmm, I have gotten a TON of dog slobber on this bad boy.  That is complements of the Beast (and very gross) especially when it is mixed in with bits of his dinner.

10.) Have you ever posted something you wrote while intoxicated?
No, nothing is published while I've been at the sauce.  It's like drunk dialling folks - just don't do it.

11.) Do you go back and edit old posts just because you can?
I have only done so because of a spelling error or formatting issue.  I try to be fanatical about spelling.  However, if I was to alter the content of a post, I would certainly mark the post to let my readers know!
EDIT: I have found myself consistently editing posts due to spelling, grammatical and formatting issues.  This counts as editing.  My answer is therefore: Yes, I edit my posts because I can.  That is how I roll.

12.) Have you ever suspected somebody took something you write and pawned it off as their own?
Yes, I have.  Without absolute proof, however, they are just that: suspected.  Seeing as imitation is the best form of flattery, I try not to get my panties in a bunch about it.

13.) Does your spouse read your blog?  What do they say about it?
Yes, the Newf reads my blog.  He tells me exactly what he thinks, that is just the type of guy he is.  Don't ask if you don't want the answer.  I appreciate his honesty though.

14.) What's something cool/positive/unexpected for you that has resulted directly from blogging?
I am starting to found something that I thought I had lost forever, a sense of confidence and pride in my work.  I am also learning to network!

15.) Link to a post (or a few) which demonstrate your writing style:

16.) Name a blog (or blogs) that make you exclaim, "Damn! I wish I'd written that!"
Well, there are blogs I greatly enjoy but I find a blog suits its writer.  I tend to do things to the beat of my own drum, however, the blog that inspired me to start my own is So Fawned, written by Ms. Desiree Fawn.  It really piqued my interest in it's first year.

I would also give a heartfelt thank you to both Tara at Tara's View of the World and Tamara at Blog Conference Guide for the (Un)Experienced for all of their support and encouragement!

So, please, if you are a fellow blogger attending this conference drop me a line!  Maybe we can meet up, go for a drink, and otherwise dispel our pre-conference jitters!

Quizzed and quizzical,



  1. aw thanks honey!! And I'd love to meet up for that pre-conference calm-the-jitters drink... I am already nervous!!

  2. You're so sweet! So glad I have been helpful in your decision-making process about Blissdom Canada. Truly my goal and warms my heart when I've achieved it. ;-)

    Have so much fun and I can't wait to read your recap post this fall!


  3. Well, thank YOU ladies for all your kind words and assistance!