May 10, 2011

Am I Accusing Me Of Obfuscation?

Recently I was asked by Kidspot to answer the following five questions. So I did. But then I needed clarification, so I had to ask myself some more questions. And then I got rather hostile, which caused me to get confused. And the following interview was born:

1. Why did you start blogging?

  • Well, to be honest, I started my blog because my many, many fans were begging me to do so. They can’t get enough of me.
  • Really? What fans are they?
  • Why do you ask? Are you implying I don’t have any fans???
  • No, I just...
  • I have tons of fans! And you know, I’ve been blogging for only two years and I’ve already made heaps of money!
  • Wow. Can you tell me a bit about earning money from blogging?
  • Why do you ask? Are you implying I haven’t made money from my blog?
  • No! I was just wondering....
  • I got some movie tickets last year, you know!! And a free pass to go bowling!!!
  • Er... great! Moving on....

2. What makes you keep blogging?

  • I have to say, it’s the beautiful feedback I get from my readers. I'm constantly getting emails telling me how I've changed people's lives, and I find that so deeply rewarding.
  • So in what ways do they say you’ve changed their life?
  • Oh.... you know... lots of ways. Important ways.
  • Can you give me an example?
  • Of course I can.
  • Will you give me an example?
  • What, now?
  • That’d be good.
  • Um... okay... Once a woman wrote to tell me she'd laughed so hard at my blog that she broke her collar bone.
  • Really?
  • No, not really, but she laughed very hard, and she had brittle bones, so it could have happened.
  • I see. So...

3. How do you find the inspiration to blog?

  • I know what you’re doing here. You’re accusing me of plagiarism, aren’t you?
  • I don't know what you're talking about.
  • Listen, that’s never even been proven! It was her word against mine and quite frankly I think we both know who is most credible here. Did you read that blog post on her “condition”? VERY unstable, she is.
  • Seriously, I wasn't referring to...
  • And besides, when are you people going to let me move on? You’re just so.... so PETTY.
  • Kerri, I honestly just wanted to know...
  • Do you know how hard it is, coming up with new topics, day after day after day? It’s a nightmare!!!
  • I believe you! Er... so tell me...

4. How do you overcome blogger's block?

  • I steal from other people’s blogs, of course!
  • Sorry?
  • Ha! Only joking. Nah, I actually do some meditation. I look inwards and find inspiration from within my soul.
  • Wow, really?
  • God no. Mediation’s for wimps! Nah, I just drink heavily and cry a bit and wait for the darkness to pass.
  • Gee. That sounds pretty grim.
  • You are SO gullible! I mean, sure, I drink heavily, but I do that most nights anyway. But I don’t cry. Why would I cry over a blog post?
  • Okay, for the last time, how DO you overcome blogger's block?
  • Um... Oh lord, I seem to have drawn a blank. Can I, uh, get back to you on that?

5. What's been your best blogging experience to date?

  • To be honest, the more I’ve blogged, the more inspired I’ve been to write. Last year I was so inspired that I actually wrote a book, a memoir of marriage and motherhood, called ‘When My Husband Does The Dishes’. It was recently published and it has been an incredibly exciting time for me.
  • Wow. So being inspired to write a book has been your best blogging experience to date?
  • No, not the best, but definitely the second best.
  • Interesting. So what has been the best?
  • Getting those free movie tickets. Do you know how expensive movie tickets are?

23 comments:

  1. Yet again I laughed out loud - thanks :-)

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  2. Suzi - Under the windmillsMay 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    PMSL! Oh you never fail to crack me up!

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  3. Oh my brittle bones, my brittle bones....I shall send you the medical bill for my broken collarbone shall I ? Excellent post Ms Sackville. x

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  4. Erm, that last comment was from me.

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  5. I assume you mean "meditation" and not "mediation" in point 4 ... although mediation is for wimps !!

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  6. Lol @ee6ee00797d8f06cfdcfa2961c56ca66
    I thought it should be medication in point 4 personally.

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  7. Thanks lovey. And I know who you are. x

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  8. Er..... yeah..... but now to change it would render you point pointless, so I shall leave it.

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  9. What a crack up. What was the movie BTW?

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  10. Your darkness passes?

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  11. PS Bloody funny post! I saw a glimmer of light just for a second there, though it may have been a train bearing down.

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  12. I would have voted for you...if I had known of your blog , but I didn't so I couldn't ..so I will join as a follower so I don't miss any more of your humour! hehe! I did see a bit of your interview on Sunrise and I thought it was over too quickly.

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  13. Thank you, and so did I! Though I did get to cuddle the Cash Cow afterwards..... x

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  14. LOL. Should I walk towards the light?

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  15. It was in French. I didn't go..... *hangs head in shame*

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  16. Kerri, this post is almost as funny as your book. Almost. At least, the blog is free....... ;-)

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  17. I had much the same start to a conversation when a friend of my mother's said "Your children all have such lovely figures. Where do they get that from?

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  18. Oh that is BRILLIANT! (er.. not so much for your mum, though...)

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  19. Which reminds me, you haven't paid your subscription yet. It's 20 BILLION dollars a year. Cheap at twice the price.

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  20. Brilliant! But you know they say the first sign of madness....

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  21. Sue-(JustLeithal)May 10, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    You keep this up you're going to have to write another book! In fact as a fan I demand it! Although I won't mediate.. for anyone...

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  22. I have a Nigerian Platinum Visa Card.I need your bank details, in order to pay my subscription......

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