Monday, January 10, 2011

Pet Blogger Challenge . . . Why NOT?

Pet Blogger Challenge

1. When did you begin your blog?
June 2009- Just prior to Noodles's FIRST birthday.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
I wanted to create an activity that my then 11 year old daughter and I could both participate in. A blog seemed like a good way to get her interested in creative writing. She had created a couple at school which she never maintained.
We have a 1 year old pug, Noodles, who keeps us laughing all the time so we knew she would be the central topic of whatever we decided to write. I had read The Daily Puglet and enjoyed it so much I decided a PET BLOG was the way to go. The blog name, A Bowl of Noodles copyright, came to me as I was riding the train to work.
I am proud to say my daughter has written some of the better received poems. Even now we split the writing duties . . . not 50-50 but she does do her share of writing, photo-taking, and brainstorming.

3. Is your current purpose the same?
Absolutely! This has been such a fun adventure and we are making so many online friends that it is rewarding as well. As a displaced writer (first magazine then technical) I really needed a creative outlet to stay sane. And my daughter needed a venue for expressing herself in writing where she was not being graded or restricted to a particular format.

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
We blog Monday through Friday. I try to even when on vacation although it can be sometimes difficult to get online when we are away from home.

People often ask where the inspiration for a particular posting came from. Honestly, I don't know. I think Noodles has so much personality that she makes the topics naturally appear. Then there are the poems, written by both myself and my daughter. I write those when I don't have a lot to say.


Minnie Moo said...

Aww Noodles. You are very loved.
I can't believe a little girl helps write the poems! How awesome

Anonymous said...

Noodles, we didn't know your little girl wrote on your blog too! How cool!

Elyse and Riley

dw said...

What a fantastic post! I love how your blog came about and I really enjoy reading your blog (and of course I just love that little puggieface that just makes it perfect!). And the name of the blog, and the name of the pug....... OMG, I love it! Thanks for sharing your world with all the rest of us out here in the blogosphere!

Caren Gittleman said...

glad we got to meet you!

Dana Orsborn said...

Daisy and I are so glad you started blogging!
We always enjoy reading your posts.

-Dana & Daisy

CindyLu's Muse said...

Awesome - Mom and daughter! And of course, the irresistable Noodles! Love it!

Bellatrix- I'm a pug! said...

We love you Noodles and love to read your blog, even if we don't always post comments.

Lavi said...

It's nice to know you also joined the challenge. I really enjoy your poems and your pug is really adorable.

Kristine said...

I love how you write poems when you don't know what to say. For me, writing a poem would be a gigantic undertaking and I'd only write one after weeks worth of labour. You and your daughter clearly have too much talent.

Dogs can definitely be the best subjects for creativity. I am so glad Noodles has inspired you!

Pup Fan said...

That is so cool that your daughter is involved with your blog. I love it!