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?


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

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

    PMSL! Oh you never fail to crack me up!

  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

  4. Erm, that last comment was from me.

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Your darkness passes?

  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.

  12. I would have voted for you...if I had known of your blog , but I didn't so I couldn't 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.

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

  14. LOL. Should I walk towards the light?

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

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

  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?

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

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

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

  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...

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


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