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1. Tell us about your blog. When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in 2001, pre-Wordpress. That was back in a day when it was still a handcoded blog. It was “Kiki’s Garden Grove,” a name that seems dumb now. Then for years it was “Multifaceted Mama,” which was apt. But I was carrying two domains at that point, the multifacetedmama dot com and my author site at this domain. I didn’t feel like paying double. So I transferred it to a subdomain, since I have plenty of room. “In My Words” felt like the right name.
I actually have a few blogs, but this one is my personal one. My book blog is the other one I use a lot.
2. What prompted you to begin blogging?
My mom. Some of you may remember her… Connie of Connie’s Sandstone Haven. She was blogging and in the country graphics community and got me involved.
3. What was your first blog about and why did you choose that subject/title?
My blog now is what it’s always been about… my life, my thoughts. Why did I choose that name… I didn’t. My mom came up with it.
4. How has your blog changed over time, and has it done for you what you hoped it would do in the first place?
I don’t think it’s changed much. I’ve always blogged about the same kinds of things. Life. I think I’ve become a lot less apolegetic on it, though. I don’t censor myself as much as I once did. I let it go for a few years, and I realized how much I missed it. It’s a great way to get stuff out of the cranium.