who writes the blog, Eternally Distracted .
Thank you for the interview
A very warm welcome to you and your followers
Here's the first of the standard questions. Why do you blog?
I first discovered blogs in March 09 and spent three months stalking bloggers worldwide. I mean really stalking… ‘call the police because I need to know what you had for breakfast’ kind of stalking. I jumped on the bandwagon in June (maybe because I had a particularly nice breakfast and thought others might be interested) and have been hurtling along ever since. I have a fantastic partner, amazing friends and family but sadly most are a sandwich short of a picnic. I laugh at them often and felt it only fair to share. Last but not least I am still looking for my first stalker.
What's the story behind your blog name?
In three words - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I can’t sit still.My attention span is zero. I can’t concentrate if my clothes are not ironed. My CD’s are in alphabetical order. I love straight lines. I AM Eternally Distracted.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
I can share stupidity and my need to see the fun in life. If my friends and family complain about me making fun of them I can show them all of your comments and make them believe they are superstars. Mostly I love reading other people’s stories – blogging fulfills my need to be nosey.
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
I am a newbie blogger! I have no idea what I am doing but I love doing it – Blogging is a little like life, you get back what you put in. First and foremost – Have fun.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?
I have read blogs that have made me pee my pants with laughter, ones that have made me cry and ones that I have thought about for days after reading them. The most significant ones I read are the ‘real’ ones, the raw posts. The kind of posts that I read knowing that someone is baring their soul. I read one recently about a woman’s view of living with her husband who has alzheimer’s, it was so honest and gave me an amazing insight into the struggle of slowly losing someone you love. I have searched all over and cannot find that post to link it – please feel free to add the link if you too have read it.
Obviously the lady was distracted again!! LOL I have also searched, together with some bloggy friends, but so far this remains elusive. Anyone any ideas?
Ah! success - the mystery is solved after a comment was received. Thank you to Secret Agent Woman who has done an admirable piece of detective work living up to your blog name - you deserve a star. The sad post about a lady living with her husband with Alzheimer’s Disease is called Living With Lewis at the blog Guilty With An Explanation. I am just off to have a read myself.
What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?
A Moment Of Reflection is the one that I received the most feedback for although it is not the kind of post that I would normally write. I tend to keep my ‘pedestal’ moments for people like this 'bumbling idiot' of a man I'd Like To See Things From Your Point Of View But . . .
I decided at the beginning that I would not write a blog full of moans and complaints – The one that I love the most is My Little Greek Disaster because it pretty much sums up my reason for blogging.
If you were to suggest two blogs for roasting who would you pick, and why?
Definately Bernie at her blog On My Own because she is one of the sweetest people in bloggyland and despite my occasional use of foul language she still writes lovely comments on all my posts. Another choice must be TechnoBabe because she comments on most of my posts and hopefully sending some more traffic her way will be a good way to say thanks.
Thanks for your recommendations - I will approach both ladies to invite them on the show.
That concludes the formal aspect of the interview but it would be nice to get to know you a little better while you are slowly turning on the roasting spit. So while you are screaming in agony above the open fire here are a few more questions for you.
Pick three things you can't live without (no you cannot have ice cubes to cool you down)
It is impossible for someone as distracted as me to answer this question…erm…I have thought and rethought and now I have a list of forty four…and now fifty…and now I need to move on in case my head explodes.
If we were to make a movie about blogland, what would it be and who would you cast in the leading roles?
I am stuck with this one!
(Obviously too many distractions! LOL - OK I've got two penalty questions for you!)
If you could live your life again who would you be, and why?
Mary Poppins in the morning so that I could snap my fingers and get everything done. After hopping into a few paintings and going to the fairground I could nip round my friend’s house and laugh until we floated on the ceiling.In the afternoon I would want to be Phoebe Buffet. I could go to the coffee shop, sing Smelly Cat and be totally undisturbed by anyone or anything. In the evening I want to be Dawn French because she epitomizes the three F’s - Funny, Fat and Fabulous. I understand it’s impossible to be three people, please understand my eternal distraction…
You have been given a wonderful talent from above. This causes you to make your mark on humanity and be world famous. In which area would prefer: a best selling novelist, a brilliant artist, a gifted musician, a fantastic singer, a charismatic leader, anything you choose, and why?
I just want to be P!nk. That’s all I ask…I want to BE her. I have been to concerts and drooled with the rest of them, I want me some drooling action thank you very much.
If you were an ice cream cone, which flavour would you prefer and who would you most want to lick you?
LOL Pink and P!nk. Pretty please….
Describe in one sentence your perfect day.
Summer, sunshine, smiles, showers, serendipity, shenanigans, silliness, supercalifragilisticexpialidociousness and sex ;0)
If you were a fictional writer which one would you be and why?
JK Rowling because she is very rich and I could buy a feathered boyfriend for our pet parrot Max.
And finally if you have answered all these questions I invite you to ask me one in return - it's the least I can do. OK fire away!
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
After that question I too am Eternally Distracted!!! Well if you must know it's what you can't quite see that's er . . . . . um! So I am told of course! LOL Enough said.
Today's Sunday Roast with Eternally Distracted is the 110th in a
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