Posted by: Corri van de Stege | September 12, 2008

The next meme – tagged again

This one is about blogging – and I’ve been tagged by Gautami Tripathy who resides in the Reading Room.

Here are the rules:

1. Write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected you, either positively or negatively.
2. link back to the person who tagged you (and leave a comment on his/her blog after you do the tag)
3. link back to this parent post
4. tag a few friends or five, or none at all (and inform them about it)
5. post these rules— or just have fun breaking them


Linking back is the easy bit, and that’s done.  Now for the actual content – five ways that blogging has affected me:

1. It’s creating havoc with my life as I spend a lot of the little spare time I have these days making sure that I write a post or different posts.  It’s been a great way to meet likeminded people, and discuss pros and cons of books, writing, styles, opinions on books, etc etc as well as simply exchanging ideas on what makes good writing, on our struggles to make time for reading and writing, etc.  Oops, I think I already have mentined two or three ways in which blogging affects me, all under one heading.  That’s probably one way of breaking the rules.

2. I’ve made friends via the blog, people that I meet more often in virtual space than I meet most of my family and friends in real space; it’s great to be able to meet up so regularly and so casually.  One or two people I have started exchanging conversations with over the e-mail, separatey from the blog.

3. I love the recommendations by other other bloggers and often follow them up – as a consequence my tbr pile is higher than it’s ever been before. 

4. It takes up too much of my time, that  should be spent on writing (or working….) 😦

5. At the same time, it provides great inspiration that I otherwise would not get and often prods me to write, even if the last thing on my mind is thinking about what I want to write about, if you get the drift…

Well, this was not difficult.  The tagging is more difficult because as with the previous meme, I’ve seen this one floating around on blogs here and there and I have lost track as to who has done this one.

How about it:

Oh ; Lisa ; Andi ; qugrainne ; and Matt

And if you’ve already done this one, just ignore it!



  1. Your answers are VERY close to mine. I’ll have to give this some thought…

  2. Thanks, SC – I will play with it today!

  3. Lisa, Oh: look forward to reading your responses!

  4. Done! I wrestled with fonts and have rather a mixed bag in there but, oh well. I really need some tech time sitting here fiddling with all this stuff…but not today! Thanks for the tag – really.

  5. Going over to visit now…. x

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