Wednesday, September 10, 2008
TOP FIVE TUESDAY!!!
The fabulous Dana at "Supernanny, Where are you?" hosts a Top 5 list every Tuesday.
I decided to participate this week and wouldn't you know it...my computer crashed.
So here I am a day late.
This week she gave us 5 questions to answer.
Here are the questions coupled with my answers.
1) How long have you been blogging?
That is easy.
Since January 13, 2008.
Almost eight months.
2) Date/link to your first blog post.
Um....didn't I just give you the date?
I will give you the link though.
Read my first post here.
Very different style than what I write now.
Someone gave me some blogging advice.
They said to keep your post short, to the point, and easy to read.
I stopped writing in paragraph form.
And started writing in shorter, concise sentences.
I also use fragments a lot.
I know it is bad grammar.
It is my style though.
Bad grammar and all.
3) What is the one driving force that actually made you create that blog account?
I did it for one reason.
I wanted to keep an online journal for my family.
And a few friends.
That is still my main reason.
But....there are now 100 others.
4) How did you come up with your blog name and what were other names you considered?
The first name for my blog was our family name. It was The ________ Family.
Pretty boring huh?
I only knew a few family and friends that had a blog and I just did what they told me.
Then I stumbled across a lot of really cool blogs.
Amazing blogs with amazing titles.
Thanks to Anita Renfroe and her fabulous Mom song, I chose "Because I Said So" as my second blog title.
I seriously love that song.
And I also love to use that line on my kids.
If for no other reason than my mom used it on me.
Thus, "Because I Said So" was born.
Then I googled my blog.
About 50 other people thought it was a good name too.
And one of those 50 had a huge following and a book deal.
I started envisioning lawsuits and a blogger uprising.
I changed it as simply and painlessly as possible.
I changed the "I " to a "Wendi" and called it my blog.
Thus "Because Wendi Said So" was born.
The third time was a charm.
Other names I considered:
OCD that is Me!
May I alphabetize that for you?
Seconds from a straight jacket
5) Post a link to your favorite blog post ever.
I am not sure I have a favorite.
I cracked myself up with this one.
You can see the old writing style evolving.
You can read about a major cooking fiasco here.
Here is one of my more serious posts dedicated to my mother.
And here is my 100th post.
If you need more reading material...there are 130 other posts to check out.
Why should you go read more of my posts?
Well....Because Wendi Said So of course!