Whoo Hoo! I have a ways to go to catch up to the #2 and #1 position but admittedly am having fun doing it! Lee, I thought email was an obvious choice considering that is what Kitty Bytes was all about, but who knows.
I didnt read today's KatKwiz until just now, but yes, I am aware of what a blog is. But do I know what it stands for???
Of course your question spiked my curiosity and I had to look it up, until today I didnt know it stood for anything. But you learn something new all the time and I learned it is short for "Web Log", it's a clever contraction really. I do know most blog communities are simple, templated websites that allow people with no technical knowledge to publish on the Internet, so a lot of people actually do "blog" even if they dont realize it. If you're part of MySpace, YearBook, FaceBook, Xanga, and you type your musings, even if it's not consistent or regular - you're a blogger
They dont necessarily have to be public, many memoirs are set to private. Some are in between requiring a permission or a subscription to access the publications.
When Josh was first diagnosed I created a journal on Caring Bridge, to keep family and friends updated on Joshua's medical progress, it isnt really referred to as a "blog", but in all actuality, it is
a diary of sorts. But it's funny that today's topic is about blogs, because I just started an "official" one on Google's Blogger today. My first entry was about the kids' first day of school! And again, oddly enough, I do know how to publish it, the program or site I use provides an easy interface and all I had to do to publish it was hit a button
I just ventured away from that site before I came here. My kids just got done with their homework and I thought I'd sneak a couple minutes on TCS before I finish cooking dinner. The other day I said that I sometimes go and read the blog, I guess it's somewhere between rarely and often or always and never
It's whenever I find time. It comes after my regular email, and after my TCS messages - if there is extra time to play around, usually late in the night when I cant sleep. It's interesting to see the cat in the spotlight and also to see the latest information regarding the photo contests. For some reason I cat view the pictures entered in the contest after they are picked for voting from my laptop - it is blocked by NetNanny installed on my daughter's laptop (which is the computer I find myself using most of the time) so viewing them on the blog is convenient!
As for being aware of information on here about gardening... well I know Anne is an avid gardener and that she has a site about gardening linked in her signature, so if that it what you're talking about - yes, it is called verdant forums and appears to be a message board of it's very own. And if that is what you're referring to - bring on the Kwiz - as long as it is next month
But if you are talking about a site that is specifically ON TheCatSite... aside from the messages posted on other member's threads, I dont know. I do know there is a sticky with information on Cooking! In the Cat Lounge - with "super duper" important stuff, including the cookbook called Cooking with Cattitude
Oh well, guess I've gone on enough once again. Thanks again for the points Persi, Lee & Alley!!