The Big 5 – “Why” did you start to blog? – Week 2


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Throughout the last week we have been reading some great entries into this challenge and have to say that many of the reasons that other bloggers got started are ones that we can easily associate with: as a journal, a place to vent, a vehicle for artistic expression, to connect with others and to see what the rest of the blogosphere is up to are just a few of the points offered up. We had been saving Roz Chast’s cartoon for a very long time in the knowledge that one day it would be just right for that very special post and lo and behold, it is. She knows us all and must have been perched on our shoulder the day we first pressed publish for we are All of the Above, though we would like to think that subtlety plays at least a small part in getting our point across.

Did we think we could change the world? Not realistically. Did we anticipate changing ourselves? Never in a million years, but we did. Would we do it all over again? In a heartbeat and we would venture that many of you would also. This fortnight the Big 5 Challenge is curious to know Why did you start to blog?” – forum or fancy, news or reviews, to find friend or battle foe, seek source of satisfaction or sound out discussion, to expound, extoll, expand, in song, full-colour, poetry or prose …

We would love to know why you decided to put it all out there.

For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, some great entries and the guidelines for this challenge can be found here: Need more info, want to browse past themes or get the badge for your blog? See HOW DOES THIS WORK.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things that make you Happy

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 It’s all relative, isn’t it?  One might surmise that the things that make us happy are pretty much the same all around – family, pets that think we are the centre of the universe and pets that know they are the centre of the universe, nature in all its glory, a tasty treat, good book or place to put up our feet, simple things all… but when it comes to down to “a few minutes out for (ourselves) and … a place of happiness”, as Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things that make you Happy would have it, right now and usually once a day, this is it.

The blog – in this universe it is one of a few things that we have almost complete control of, it is what makes the gears turn and gets us to be creative – and therefore happy…