Welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 kept up in her memory. This week the
questions were supplied by Pamela Steiner... Here we go, let's talk about
1. Tell us about your blog. When did you start blogging? This blog was
started in 2010 as I look over at my blog archive, but I was definitely
blogging when I went back to work in 2005. I have had 3-4 blogs.
I have had this one the longest. Susan will know the answer to this
question. I started about the same time as she did.
2. What prompted you to begin blogging? I had my country family website
and many of the girls started blogging. The country graphics community
was all about keeping up with the latest and greatest website tricks, so
most of us followed over to blogging. I do not think any of us used blogspot
at first, I used geocities and was able to use my country graphics. I shortly
moved over to blogspot for my second blog and I was able to use my country
graphics there as well. I then moved to wordpress and Jana Gursofsky
helped me get set up with my country graphics. She started back to work
a few years after that and so did I. I ended up letting my domain go and
came back to blogspot. By that time I did not have time to keep up with
how to do the HTML for country graphics in blogspot and so I started
using the blogger templates. The old country graphics are more my style
like Susan uses. My graphics are all gone now. My computer crashed at
one point and I lost almost everything. The short answer to this question
was I started blogging to keep up with my country graphics friends.
We were able to get to know one another better by blogging and at that
point people stopped updating their country websites as much and put
their time in blogs. I sill blog to keep up with my country graphics
friends, but now to meet new friends too.
3. What was your first blog about and why did you choose
that subject/title? My first blog was called The Ray Family Blog, since my
website was title was The Ray Family Website, I thought it would be
easiest to find me by keeping a similar name. I think my blog was mostly
about what Josh and I were up to. I blogged everyday for many years.
Then I pretty much stopped and thanks to these memes, I am able to blog
a little more regularly. My blog archives says I only made 7 posts in 2017.
I remember those days. I felt so bad and missed everyone so much. I mostly
would post in the summer when I was off those years I did not make many
posts. I am almost positive it was Toni that started doing the memes again
and I decided to at least do those.
4. How has your blog changed over time, and has it done for you what you hoped
it would do in the first place? My graphics have changed and my content has
changed. When I was blogging everyday I would post what I was doing and
what was coming up. Josh was little and had started school, so I talked
about him a lot. Then I moved to blogging more about myself when I was
taking my college classes and working full time. Now I mostly just do
memes. Toni made up memes back in the day too and I loved doing
those then too because I would just do the meme for that day and I
would have more to write about the next day. She had a couple. Here
is her linkie to one of her other ones besides Tuesday 4 Meme.
(Creative Adventures) Was that meme about writing prompts?
Does anyone remember? It seems like she gave a prompt and we would
write a short story using that prompt? I may be completely wrong...hahaha
She had another one that was I say a word and you say...that one was easy.
I always did that one. I am not a good writer though for Creative Adventures.
Toni was so talented in so many ways. Gosh, I miss her. Here is her linkie...I
found it in my images here at this blog, so there is a post somewhere at this
blog using this meme. I found a couple in 2011...if you look in the comments
Toni made a comment and so did Marge. They are both gone now from this
earth, but they are together in heaven. Click the linkie to see the post:
Pam, thank-you for these questions! I am always so happy when I get to think
back on those country graphics days. That was such a great time in my life,
getting to stay home with Josh, but also meeting people from all over the world.
I have only met two online friends in person, but we will all be together in heaven!