I'm really curious - why did YOU start blogging?
I started blogging about five years ago at the insistance of Lovely Daughter. She had kept an on-line journal over at Diaryland for a number of years and made a lot of nice on-line friends. She would talk about this one and that one that she had become acquainted with and I began to feel as though I actually knew some of these folks. She encouraged me to start writing and even agreed to set up a page for me. I don't know what it's like now, but back then you almost had to be able to write HTML in order to have a page on Diaryland that didn't look like everyone else's page. I called it Lutefisk & Lefse. Being the ScandihOOvian that I am I thought that was appropriate.
Over time Diaryland developed a lot of technical problems that were due to growth, I think. Anyway, at that time a lot of the folks that I had become acquainted with bailed and moved elsewhere - some to Blogger and some to Wordpress. I made the jump and named my new digs The Adventures of Ole and Lena - a Stud and a Hot Dish!
Over time I made a lot of great friends through those two journals, some of whom I'm still in touch with, and some of whom I've actually met in person. We've followed each other's up and downs, vented our anger, been there with a shoulder to cry on when necessary, celebrated when the occasion has been appropriate - just all those wonderful things that friends do for each other. Just great, great people.
Then there's always the 'other' kind of people - those who just aren't so nice and are always looking to stir the pot. And as things can sometimes go - things can turn sour. When I was writing under The Adventures of Ole and Lena that's what happened. I became so disillusioned that I quit writing for a period of time, but I found I missed it terribly and I missed the truly GOOD folks that I had become acquainted with.
So several months later I decided to open up a new blog under the name of Tales from Frostbite Falls because I was hoping that the folks who had turned me so sour on blogging wouldn't find me and continue the harrassment. But the title Tales from Frostbite Falls has just never felt RIGHT, if you know what I mean. I just wasn't Rocky the Squirrel or Bullwinkle the Moose - the only connection Frostbite Falls had for me was that it was cold there, and I live in a cold country.
So without changing the link I've decided to change the title of my blog back to The Adventures of Ole and Lena - A Stud and a Hot Dish - ( because that's what I am - and Ole's still kind of a stud too - at least in MY eyes!) Just don't tell him I said that or he might get a big head, okay?
So there you have it, Folks - I've made the circle and I'm back to being a true ScandihOOvian again. Now I feel I can again write about all things Norwegian and Swedish like lutefisk and lefse.
Love you all,