The lovely and talented Her Bad Mother proposed the following Proustian Blogger questions, and dangled the promise of a Muppet alter ego to anyone who answered them. Who needs any more incentive than that?
What is the quality you most admire in a blogger?
The noble answer is bravery. The easy answer is humor. The true-confession answer is prolificacy.
How would you describe your blog?
It’s life, sliced. What I’m doing, what I’m thinking, what I’ve noticed—sprinkled liberally with kid quotes and pictures.
What do you most like about your blog?
I think I have the most fun coming up with the titles for each post.
What do you regard as the principle defect of your blog?
I wish I could post daily.
What character of fiction do you most wish had a blog?
Today, my answer is any one of Jane Austen’s feisty heroines. Tomorrow, I’d probably say something different.
What historical or real life person do you most wish had a blog?
I’d love it if my mom, grandmother, or great-grandmother had a blog and I could go back and scour the archives.
What is your present state of blog (present state of mind as a blogger)?
Excited (for BlogHer). Intimidated (ditto BlogHer and I’m also reading a David Sedaris collection at the moment).
What is your blog motto?
“Raising Opie and his sister in the most wholesome town in America.” The last bit is a slight exaggeration, of course, but I really do have a boy who we call Opie, and many of my posts are about my fairly recent move to small-town life.