Today we'll be visiting with Betsy from Joyful Reflections. If you don't already know her you are in for a treat. She's a real sweet lady, a wonderful photographer and together her and her husband take you on trips showing you sights that will take your breath away.
I started blogging in 2006 (on Lightblog). Switched to Blogger in Jan., 2009. Since I am into Genealogy, I first started blogging to share some of my life with my family in the future…. I thought it would be a good way to leave my legacy! These days though, I do it more to share my happy life with wonderful friends all across the world.
2.What is the one piece of advice you would give a new blogger?
Oh My Goodness… I think it depends upon your purpose for blogging. Some people stay very private and never share much about their personal lives. Some (like me) are very open --and want to get to know people on a personal level. I find that ones who are very open are the ones who DO become great friends. We not only are blog friends, but email buddies, some on Facebook, and actually (if we are lucky)--we'll meet some of these wonderful people in person. My blog friends are truly friends for life. I could never just quit blogging and disappear --like some people do. That's not what blogging is to me.
It all depends upon what you want out of blogging. If you want friends who visit your blog and make comments (important to me), then you need to visit them regularly. I find that I don't usually visit others' blogs a lot unless they visit me. That's how we build relationship.
3.Do you have any hobbies or special talents?
As a 70 year old retiree, I am busier than I've ever been. I worked my entire life ---so now is the time for ME and for my PLAY time. My hobbies: my HUBBY--the love of my life, family, travel, hiking and staying active and HEALTHY, searching for waterfalls, losing weight and keeping it off (so hard), photography, blogging of course, Facebook, genealogy, backyard birding, gardening (flowers), just being out in nature!!!!!
4 Of course you love all the blogs you visit but share a link to one of those and tell us why we should check it out.
I could never do that… Each blog I visit is unique and special. I gave up tagging, give-aways, awards, etc. several years ago because I didn't ever want to hurt someone's feelings by picking and choosing.
I do think that all of us bloggers enjoy certain blogs more than others. We all tend to like bloggers who have the same interests that we have--and write about what we also love. Some of us like more photos and less words. Some love reading lots of words. I guess if I had my choice, I would choose a blog that says something to ME after reading it. One thing which irritates me is when someone posts a picture with no information at all about it, or a blog post that leaves you scratching your head when you leave it… NOT GOOD (in my opinion)….. But --that's just me and what I expect!
5.What is one thing that totally makes you crazy?
People with negative attitudes …. As opinionated as I can be (and I can), I do LOVE life and generally always see the best side of life. My motto: Surround yourself with positive people! I am a fun-loving person who just enjoys sharing my life with others.
6.Give one random thought
Random Thought: Life is short --and none of us know when our last breath will come. SO--live it to its fullest, love yourself, share the love with family/friends, and stay as ACTIVE as possible as you age. Take that baggage which you are carrying, and throw it away. My friends: It's all about ATTITUDE and your CHOICES. Just choose to BE HAPPY…