Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five Blogging

Another great - and early! -- Friday Five. Thanks, Songbird!

So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?

See the sidebar . . . I've been thinking about making some changes, though. Things have changed a lot for me in the past few years. Roadrunner, for all the miles I now have to put on my car? Peregrine, for the intense focus that characterizes my life these days? Suggestions?

Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?

Not really; I just keep them simple.

What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?

The Owl's Song ~ Quotidian Grace ~ Brininess and Volubility

What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals of course!

Coming To Terms ~ Sorting the Pieces ~ The Aforesaid Brininess and Volubility

Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?

I don't remember. I started on the pre-ad AOL Journals site ~ I think I just stumbled upon it. I had some kind of goofy idea that if I wrote about my struggles with losing weight I would, in fact, lose weight. That was about as effective as looking at Weight Watchers' Magazine and expecting transformation by osmosis. Then I got interested in working on my writing and photography, and then I started "meeting" people, and then it just kind of took off.

Bonus Question: Blogger Meetups?

Well, my friend Kathryn has just re-started blogging, and she's visited me and walked in the cemetery with me, and hosted the Lovely Daughter and me on a college visit. Of course, I can't find her link. Polar Bear and I did NOT meet when we were on the same tour on the same day at Chartres Cathedral -- we read about it in each other's blogs. But I think she's changed sites and more or less disappeared. And Lisa of Coming to Terms and I met when she and her husband hosted my husband and me at her fabulous Old Town Cafe ~ the subject of much reflection and humor (probably funnier to her readers than it is to her) as Lisa continues the saga of small business startup ~ in Scappoose OR when we were visiting the Lovely Daughter at college. I highly recommend that you take a little trip to Scappoose for a meal if you're in the Portland area!

5 comments:

Kathryn J said...

Thanks for blogging, Gannet!

I've recently started blogging again but it's an odd sort of blog tied to grad school. Sigh.

Mrs. M said...

Glad you're here!

Jan said...

I'm glad you found the time to do this Friday Five!

Songbird said...

No credit here, revhrod thought this one up!

Lisa :-] said...

And I was just going to ask why you don't stop by more often.... ;)

Of course, I will always think of you as oceanmrc, but when I hear about or see a picture of a gannet...it's you.

Thanks fpr remembering me (twice.) You will never know how much I needed that right now. :-]