First novel

The Blogger Interview tag

Hello everyone,

I don’t usually do this kind of thing but today Mr. P& G

is asking me to, so here I go…I  can’t say no.

The Rules:

-Mention the person who tagged you

Answer the questions in full

Tag up to ten other bloggers

How did you get into blogging?

I started to compile my poems together from notebook to computer years ago, on a poetry site (poetrypoem,.com), but then it felt outdated so I joined I started my first blog “My Tug of War” and posted all kinds of random stuff. Outings with my mom, (anecdotes) spa outings with my friends ( hilarious) and poems. I got a good following there but then I became a victim of identity theft and some fucker literally took my identity, changed my address, used my gmail….you heard the drill before I’m sure. Anyhoot, I got so angry I deleted everything, my blog my emails…lost all my data. Felt good though. Erased. Deleted parts of me and started fresh.

then I found wordpress. Gave it a try and loved it. Half the time I don’t really know what I’m doing. I have to go on those youtube guides to add a category I’m so bad. Blogging gets my words out instead of being stuck in a tiny notebook in my red chest. I feel better and breathe easier when I blog.

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

Talk to an expert! The only thing I tell my writer friends is “write even when you have nothing to say” for blogging though you should basically have plenty to say. The best thing to do is follow your gut and be unique. I tend to not listen to advice anyway. And take long breaks. Log off. Read Rumi.

What would be your dream campaign?

My dream campaign would be to stop working, and devote my life to promote the Arts, Music and Literature. When I teach my pre-k class art about Fine Arts or read Neruda to my kids it’s the best feeling in the world because I feel as if I am actually passing down this knowledge and love I have. It’s not easy to get through to kids these days, and promote the arts let alone literature. This question has me baffled a bit.

Do you have a plan for your blog?

No plans. I just write. Not sure how to even know how to navigate. Changing my picture is quite the event for me. I wish I knew more of how to promote myself like some other professionals, but I’m an amateur and I tend to not think in long term projections. I’d probably need some professional help to come in and revamp my look to get more subscribers but there never seems to be enough time to even write lately. My plan for my blog would be to eventually organize it better. In my eyes, it sucks. I’m my own worst critic.

What do you think about ranking?

I think it’s overrated.

I need whiskey now.

Blogs I adore: i love Suza and all her crazy personalities (she knows what I mean) Cate makes me feel young and beautiful like a Lana Del Ray song my DG and infinite passionate soul sister his words are astounding because if I wasn’t writing I would be taking pictures (kinda like my protagonist in my book Crush) Eric you are such an amazing support of my writing – so grateful omg Meg you are brilliant and sparkly with your words  incredible writer and weaver of stories  my latest discovery and loving it

and last but not least the one and only who nominated me the power and the glory gentleman who astounds me with his words

By Christina Strigas

Christina Strigas is a Canadian poet, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written three poetry books. Her latest, Love & Vodka, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”
LOVE & METAXA, her fourth poetry book is available at all online bookstores..
In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.

16 replies on “The Blogger Interview tag”

Thank you so much for the tag and nice words, Chrissy. And loved your answers especially the ” need whiskey” lol 😂. I’ll drink to that! Cheers.

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Take your time, I get it. Trust me I know all about time! can’t wait to read what you have to say- you are definitely in my top ten blog because when I read you it feels so comfortable so real. xx

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I finally made it to my laptop, Chrissy.
I cannot say how surprised I was when I hit on this link the other day. Thank you so much for these kind words and being included in this post. I have said before and will, of course, tell you again, I am so glad you did discover our blog, because I am horrible at searching WP, and I just love your work. Goes right to the heart.
I loved this post, too. I really wanted to add that (while my phone was not letting me, haha!) What great answers. Rumi, whiskey, and just plain real…what more to love?
Thanks and much love, xx -CC

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