15 Sep 2009


Day two of BOOK BLOGGERS APPRECIATION WEEK sees the posting of lots of blogging interview swaps at various sites - for more information visit the BBAW site.

Unfortunately I haven't interviewed any of my book blogging buddies, SO, in the spirit of the whole thing, decided that I'd interview myself by talking through the 5 most common questions I get asked about being a blogger.


Well, being confined to the house for such a lot of the time I did get bored some of the time and Hubby, who had blogged for quite a while, thought it would be a good idea for me to do so as well. He actually set the site up in October 2008 but due to my reluctance (after all what did I have to write about?) it took until April 2009 for me to write my first post and I've never looked back.


That was a nickname of mine which somehow seemed suitable. PEN AND PAPER came about because that's how I prefer to correspond with friends - to this day I still write letters instead of e-mailing whenever I can.


I largely blog for myself so will simply write about whatever is on my mind at the time. That said, it is of course, always nice when others take an interest in what you are saying and I love it when people comment.


Possibly both the commonest as well as the hardest question that I get asked. For my favourite childhood book I must say THE VELVETEEN RABBIT By Margery Williams whilst the book that has most inspired me, must be THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN By Mitch Albom and, finally, the most enjoyable book I have read lately has to be THE BOOK THIEF By Markus Zusak.


Hubby, knowing my love of cats, discovered this particular site and did the necessary. To get your own cat simply visit 'Meet Maukie' and click on the symbol 'get widget' which should take you straight to the site.


Rob Innis said...

Perhaps you should diversify into virtual catteries, surely a useful side line to the blogging.

Kelly said...

It's always refreshing to hear of others who enjoy "real" correspondence as opposed to virtual. I e-mail mostly, but still enjoy sending and receiving "snail-mail". I've kept written journals (not always daily) since I was 12 and having a blog has not stopped that. There nothing quite like pen (or pencil) and paper!

Petty Witter said...

Good idea Rob - I'll keep that in mind.

Kelly, thank goodness for that. I'm so glad I'm not the only 'old fashioned' person out there.

GMR said...

Great to see another participant in the BBAW activities! You always learn something interesting from these interviews and self given ones can work too!

I remember the days of pen and paper....right after we moved down here, my friends and I use to correspond that way. I still have a letter or two I believe. Then they upgraded to computers and I have yet to receive a "written" word since...such are the times I'm afraid. I still prefer to read my books in paper format though, thank you very much.


Cara Powers said...

I always do my first drafts on paper and edit as I type. That said, I don't think I do a good enough job editing.

I once enjoyed a few months of letter correspondence. It was great. We'd include favorite poems, what we were reading, etc.

Perhaps, most interesting question: Why are you confined to the house?


Petty Witter said...

Hi Cara, Thanks for visiting. I'm largely confined to the house after an accident several years ago that left me with a badly shattered leg leading to lots of susequent surgery.

Cara Powers said...

I'm so sorry. I totally understand though (ex-orthopedic surgery resident). I'm glad you have a supportive hubby.

Petty Witter said...

No need to be sorry Cara, I still have a lot to be thankful for and in one way my accident has helped shape the person I am today. As for Hubby, as sickening as it may sound, he's been wonderful through all of this.

Cara Powers said...

Not sickening. Just wonderful. I hope I get one like him.

themethatisme said...

I'll have my sainthood now, thank you.

Petty Witter said...

You'll get your reward - maybes not on this earth but get it you, no doubt, will.