Monday, August 13, 2012

August Blog Challenge Day 13

Today's challenge is to tell my blog story.....

I started blogging on June 17, 2007 and I can't believe it has been that long ago. I started blogging at the urging of Sara (SAngRiA Smiles) as a way to sort of "introduce" myself to more people and it has been good because the blogging has allowed me to stretch my atrophied writing muscles.

My blog name, ABBA (Aries, Blonde, Blogging, Aggie) also came from Sara, once I started actually blogging as she and I are both Aries, Blonde, Aggies who have blogs. The bonus is that I like the band ABBA and definitely car dance when their music comes on. The URL to my blog is ABBAQuiltingQueen, because I love to quilt and only wish that I did more of it. I liked the play on ABBA's song, Dancing Queen and the fact that I'm a quilter. I used to own the URL www.quiltingdiva.com (it now resolves to http://www.karenboutte.com/, who I have actually met), but either the boyfriend who purchased it for me sold it or my ownership rights expired and it was picked up by its current owner. That, however, is beside the point as I'm glad that I did not develop a quilting diva persona as I don't really consider myself to be a diva, not that I'm a queen but at least a queen typically has the good of her people in mind where as a diva is all about herself.

However, I digress from my blog story. The blog has morphed a couple of times in backgrounds, which I'm good with and it will morph again. My blog writing covers a wide range of topics and genres from being a travel log, to place to let my family and friends know what is going on with me, to just day to day thoughts and book reviews. I've never really tried to develop it into a specifically focused theme, although that may change.

I am, at least in my mind, developing a business plan for my quilt making and building that up into something more than a hobby and if that is the case, then who knows where my blog may go next....

3 comments:

SAngRiA Smiles said...

I am so so so so so glad you started blogging! And I am so so so so so glad this challenge is making it regular :)

Jay said...

Great entry!!! You are my inspiration !! And Dad has only been great for 49 years....my influence of course!! He was just merely "good' until I reshaped him!! Just kidding!!!

Jane said...

Loved this post