Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Meme, Anyone?

I got 'tagged" recently by my buddy Grizzly Brears, one of my favorite bloggers.
He posted in his blog about this "meme" that's going around the blogosphere.

This is how it works. He asked me 5 questions (that someone had asked him):


5 Questions about the ONLINE YOU…

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
3. Are You trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?
4. Tell me 3 things you LOVE about being online.
5. Tell me 3 things you STRUGGLE with in the online world.

I am supposed to answer these questions on MY blog and then post a comment back on Grizzly Brear's blog. Then he will come by and see my responses to his questions. I, in turn am supposed to tag a few other bloggers and invite them to join in by answering these questions and tagging a few other bloggers.

Can you see where this is going? This is a nice way of sending link love to the people I tag.
Each one will get a link from me just like I've received one from Grizzly.

Simple to play - I want to learn about my blogging buddies, so simply tell me more about you and your blog. In the post that you create, reference this post and then tag 5 of your blogging friends. If you don’t know who to tag, why not tag a blog that interests you as a way of getting some link love and finding more about that blog.

So, here are my answers to the questions:


1. How long have you been blogging?

I started blogging in August 2006.

2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?

The first real "how to make money" book I read was Holly Mann's Honest Riches. (See my review here). In the book she described how easy is to set up a blog on blogger and promote affiliate products. So, I figured, "What the heck" and I set up my first Blogger blog. I soon really got into it and started to enjoy communicating with the IM community. It was especially exciting when I started to see traffic coming to the blog!

My mentors, hmmm, I would have to say that Dr. Mani is number one in my book. I blogged about him in a recent post. He is unbelievably helpful to everyone. Craig Desorcy from www.Wehelpnewbies.com is also a mentor of mine.

Roger Zimmerman from www.pickaguru.com was very helpful to me when I was just starting out.

3. Are You trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?

I am in this for the money. I do enjoy blogging, especially about the topics that really interest me - health, weight loss etc., but ultimately it's about the money.

4. Tell me 3 things you LOVE about being online.

I love meeting really nice people from all over the world. Spending time on forums is fun for me.

I love creating stuff. It's exciting to have an idea and go through the stages of bringing it to life.

I love the money.

And, I LOVE not going in to my job anymore!

5. Tell me 3 things you STRUGGLE with in the online world.

I struggle with all the technical aspects. I HATE technical stuff.
I struggle having to keep up with all the new technologies. I hate having to buy every new ebook just to know what's flying.

I struggle with not letting my online hours encroach on my family life. I have 5 kids and not too much computer time. Sigh.

Now, lets see who I should tag.

1. Dr. Mani's Money, Power and Wisdom blog. Dr. Mani is a pediatric heart surgeon who is one of the nicest and most productive infopreneurs online. Great blog, full of original stuff and lots on making money online.

2. Ryan Ambrose, from Financial Self Reliance, has a nice, upbeat blog for people who are interested in reading "thoughts from a student of online home business". http://www.financial-self-reliance.net/fsrblog/index.php/

3. DotmySpot is a good blog by someone who is making nice money from blogging. All the financial information about income is right there for everyone to see. Impressive.

4. Internet Bazaar Tips - Make Money Blogging. Informative blog, updated very frequently and loaded with information.

5. Grizzly Brear's Making Money Online for Beginners - I am tagging Grizzly back because his blog really is one of my favorites!!

3 comments:

Grizzly Brears said...

Good Job Dena!

That's a sneaky little ending there - not sure how I am going to handle it - seems I've already answered those questions. I will have to ponder this a bit... ha.

Cheers Grizzly

Dr.Mani said...

Ok, Dena, I passed the meme along!

Money.Power.Wisdom

Take a look

All success
Dr.Mani

Dr.Mani said...

Ok, Dena, I passed the meme along!

Money.Power.Wisdom

Take a look

All success
Dr.Mani