Well we are getting down to the last two weeks of interviews. I hope you have been enjoying getting to know some of your fellow bloggers. Today you will get to know Cheryl Therrien. Cheryl is a wonderful writer and her blog is fantastic. She has been a great contributor to this blog as well, leaving thoughtful comments and lots of support.
Getting to know Cheryl in her own words:
I am a self-taught tech nerd who loves to write. Writing is my Passion with technology coming in a close second. I am also a breast cancer survivor and a big advocate for self-exams.
What is the name of your blog. What made you decide on that name and the style you chose for the theme?
‘mythotbot’ is the name of my current blog. I chose that name because it melds my passions – writing my thoughts, and technology - in to one cohesive name. (note: Cheryl’s blog has been updated. She is now at http://www.geekgirlusa.com/ and uses WordPress.
I chose the style from a limited selection from ‘Blogger’ and then customized the colors with their limited selection of choices. Notice my use of the word ‘limited’… LOL
I am currently in process of making a move to WordPress where ‘Geek Girl’ will make her debut. She will reside on her own domain. Graphics are in process. Once all is in place my Google & Facebook pages will be set up. I am very excited.
What made you decide to begin a blog?
Writing is my passion and for many years I denied myself that passion in favor of a job that ‘pays the bills’. It suddenly occurred to me that perhaps I could express my passion via a blog. Since I had absolutely no idea what I was doing I started a blog on ‘Blogger’. Blogging has become the forum for my passion and I am now a much happier camper.
How long have you been blogging? Is this your first blog?
My first blog ‘mythotbot’ I started in January 2012.
I also recently started writing a blog for cjonline.com. It is the local online newspaper for Topeka, KS. I blog under the name citherrien.
How often do you write a new post or add a new photograph to your blog?
I try to post on ‘mythotbot’ at least once a week, if not twice, and strive to include graphics or photos of some kind.
I post on ‘cjonline’ once a week.
What has been your best experience since beginning your blog?
Without a doubt my best experience has been meeting other bloggers and forming wonderful friendships with them.
What has been most surprising to you about having a blog?
I think my biggest surprise was that other people actually like to read what I write. I started writing for ‘me’ as my audience. Now I have an actual audience.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Before you start a blog I would consider how much time you can invest in it. Blogging is a lot of work so it’s something you should really want. Then I would read other blogs to get an idea of what it’s all about.
Any last thoughts?
If there is one thing I have learned through the blogging process, it is that there are people who will support you and those that only take from you. The best way to succeed is to support those around you. Let’s lift each other up and not tear each other down.
Wendy is a wonderful example of this! Thank you Wendy!
Thanks so much Cheryl.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Cheryl Therrien. Please follow the link below and check out her blog. I know you will be glad you did.
http://cjonline.com/ > Interactive > View Blogs > I am under citherrien
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