Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Getting to Know You (Outside of the Books)

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

Getting to know you,
Putting it my way,
But nicely,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

So, I'm curious. I know a good many of you who comment around here regularly. I follow many of your blogs as well and have gotten to know you and your families. Some of us met in bloggy book world and have a regular habit of e-mailing one another and have picked up various conversations based on posts that either you or I have written. We share our expanded thoughts and sometimes, more importantly, prayer requests concerning matters of importance in our lives. Not to be overly sentimental (but somewhat sentimental, for sure!) I have thoroughly enjoyed my more personal interactions with you.

Now, I follow a good many blogs but I can't follow every. Yet, I would like to know some of you better, based on comments you've left from time to time, or e-mails that you have sent. I was thinking it could be fun to do a bit of a Get to Know you blog post after Thanksgiving.

The idea? Write up a post sharing a little bit about yourself. Not just your run-of-the-mill blog memes (although those are fine and can be fun also) but try to get a little bit more personal than usual. Since many of us are discussing our life through the books we read, I am personally curious to learn things like:

1. Do you attend church and, if so, what denomination are you a part of?
2. What social issue are you the most passionate about?
3. Do you home school/use the public system or enroll your kids in private school? Any particular reason why?
4. How long have you been married? How many kids do you have, or want to have? Have you ever thought of adopting, or have you?
5. What is your greatest personality strength? Weakest?
6. What is your favorite Bible verse or passage? Why?
7. What is your real name? What does it mean? (Sometimes I don't know your real name. Just a screen name. Sometimes that's intentional and if so, that's perfectly fine! I totally get issues surrounding online security. But if it's just an oversight that I don't know your real name, would you mind telling me what it is?!)

Then there are random fun questions:

1. What do you like best about your family?
2. What's your favorite color? Why?
3. Are you a bold and trendy dresser, or are clothes "not your thing?"
4. Are you a foodie? What makes you love food so?
5. If you were to write a book, what genre would it be? (Let's throw in a book question!)
6. What is your favorite thing about where you live (country, neighborhood, etc.)? Least?
7.  What is your idea of the perfect day?

Come up with your own questions and answers or steal some of the above suggestions to get you and your post started. Share pictures! A favorite recipe! Or your favorite holiday tradition! I'm just curious to meet some, and get to know others better, who float around Reading to Know. (Of course, if I know you well, I'm still interested in such a post.) Tell me what the general purpose of your blog is! Anything. Just talk. ;)

I'll post a more personal "Getting to Know You" post about myself on Monday the 26th and, if I get my act together, I'll include a linky for you guys. (Otherwise, leave comments and links in the comment section, per usual.)

Yeah, getting to know each other online might in some ways be considered impersonal. However, I've developed very meaningful relationships with a few of you and always like to know what prompts various people to leave particular comments so I hope you will consider participating so that I can get to know you better!


*carrie* said...

Sounds fun--I'm in!

Sherry said...

Yes, it does sound like fun. I'll try to remember to do this on Monday.

Kristin said...

Sounds fun. I don't blog anymore, so I can't participate, but I'll look forward to reading yours.

Barbara H. said...

Fun idea! I'll try to do this between now and Monday.

Cassandra said...

This does sound like a lot of fun!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I'm going to try to participate, too!

B said...

I'm totally doing this. Even though you already know most of these things about me :)

Diary of an Autodidact said...

I would be happy to participate, although exactly when I'll fit it in remains to be seen. (My music and holiday event schedule looks to be fun.)

I do look forward to hearing from everyone else.

Bluerose said...

How fun! I'm very curious to see everyone's posts. You have one of the most unique group of regulars I've ever seen. I find myself checking up on posts sometimes just to see what they've commented. ;)

Annette Whipple said...

:) Sounds like fun, though I'm not sure if I can get to it...we'll see how the weekend of travel goes (and little internet).

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