As you’ve probably noticed, I’m a sucker for blog challenges and….I have found a new one! I found this one through the same bloggers who always have fun features, namely Not A Punk Rocker and Part-Time Monster (Thanks ladies!!) It’s put on by Suzie81 Speaks who asks you to answer seven questions. Apparently Suzie did this last December, before my blogging time, and it was a big hit in the WordPress community. The idea is to meet new bloggers and get to know each other better. Sounds like fun to me. If you want to join in, visit Suzie81 to see the rules.
And now, the questions…..
1. How did you create the title for your blog?
I wanted to remain anonymous (most real life people don’t know I have depression), so I needed an alias, but I also wanted it to tell you a bit about myself at the same time. I made a list of possible names and then tried to find one that wasn’t taken on all the social media stuff. I have since thrown out the list of possibilities…the only one I can remember is Disenchanted Doctorate. I went with Somber Scribbler because it tells you what I blog about, living with depression and my doodles. I decided not to include the doctorate stuff because I wanted to connect with a variety of people, not just other students.
2. What’s the one bit of blogging advice you would give to new bloggers?
I am a new blogger, so I’m the one that needs advice! lol. I would say interact. Blog often and reply to comments. Also, have an “About” page…somewhere where I can go to learn who you are and what you are about so I can decide if I want to follow you or not. Twitter helps too.
3. What is the strangest experience you’ve ever had?
Strange doesn’t really happen to me…stupid, yes, all the time, but not strange so much. The strangest thing that’s happened might be my mother picking out my husband nearly a decade before we got married. If you want to hear that story, check out this post.
4. What is the best thing that anybody has ever said to you?
Hubby randomly saying he loves me or calling me his “pretty cupcake” are right up there!
5. When presented with a time machine, which one place and time would you visit?
This one is hard. Maybe I’d like to go back to Europe in the Victorian Era. I’m into Steampunk, so I’d love to steal some of the fashions from back then 🙂
6. If you had to pick a new first name, what would you choose?
I like my name just fine, but if I had to pick a new one, it would be something short and easy to spell and pronounce. It was so annoying to have all the kids snicker as the supply teachers butchered my name. My name has also been spelled wrong in my yearbooks, on art show pamphlets and on contracts. Grrr!! I’d go with Ava. I think it’s pretty and it is unique (among my age group at least).
7. If you were a B Movie, what would it be called?
I have no idea…..um…..Somber Scribbler? How original.
What would your answers be?