who writes the blog Granny on the Web .
Thank you Granny
I first was introduced (reluctantly) to computers in 2000. (Another long story) Hooked from day one, I was doing more and more playing around in things that interested me, photos, email, music, and web wandering. I had looked up something, can't remember now what, and one of the Google answers was a blog post by Ken. I thought to myself, who is this chap and what is he blabbering on about? As I read on back through his posts, I then realised he had 'comments' left from other people and they had posts too. I was intrigued. So I investigated, and set up a blog of my own. It stayed sort of empty a long time, as I got cold feet when I read that too much detail put out on the web, opened the gates of hell and all the world would come to my door! I picked up again later when feeling a bit more comfortable. Now I realise how wonderful it is to read about things going on all over the world, about people and their lives, wonderful photographs such as Abe has on his bird and other blogs he posts, and gradually I added more and more as I read comments on other blogs and went to their site and read theirs... it can go on and on infinitum. Now I blog to give others a smile or something of interest every day.
What's the story behind your blog name?
My younger grandchildren nick-named me' Nannie, the one on the tooter', to distinguish me from their other grandmothers. It was my eldest one, who a few years back (she is now 24) who screeched one day when she visited me ' MY GRANNY IS ON THE WEB". She was amazed that anyone my 'age' would be on the WWW.... she was so uneducated! ( I must add she screeched even more and nearly wet herself when she came for a visit, and I had got an iphone)
So when I was doing something and I had to have profile name, I chose this one.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
I suppose I went on a bit in the first question about all the good things about being a blogger. I think to add to that, it is the community link with young and old, to hear about adoptions, babies, weddings, ups and downs of life, pains and prayers going back and forth, tips and quips, laughter and tears... and fears. To see and hear about places I before never heard of.
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
I don't know if I am equipped to give advice as such, except to say, keep at it and visit as many other bloggers as you can, you are bound to find someone you have empathy with, share the same sort of existence or lifestyle, or just some one who you find of great interest and can relate to.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?
There are so many that have struck chords, but if I have to choose one.
I have great empathy with LILY and her struggle with her ongoing senile parent, 'been there done that and wore the Tshirt'.
This particulate post I nominated for post of the week, but that fell on no ones ears, sadly. She tries to give humour to her ongoing struggle with her mother, whilst juggling all the other balls in the air at the same time.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?
I haven't written it yet!
I wish I was as good with words as Penny, but I'm not! Wish I was as good with the camera as Abe, as good with a cartoon as Gee, as optimistic as Bernie, or as prolific with the stories as Eddie, but I'm not , and it's too late to expect the grey cells to absorb more skills, they are shedding by the millions daily!
If you were to suggest two blogs for roasting who would you pick, and why?
'There are many blogs which for me personally strike chords. I am not able to say why, just that on visiting, even briefly for a nosy when reading a comment they left for someone else, that first encounter intrigued me, impressed me, or cheered me. Scriptorsenex at Rambles In My Chair is one of them. This chap I admire, not least because he lives in my birth county, but mainly because of his wit and get up and go; and when my aches and pains give me Gyp I remind myself of his health problems and my own pale to insignificance.
and secondly... gosh this is so hard because I am surely spoilt for choice, I really like visiting Val's Diary . An ordinary lady, like myself, but her posts have great interest and though I haven't been with her long, I still find her most entertaining and rewarding.
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