Monday, July 25, 2005

The blogger interview – Cakesniffers Beware!

The idea for the blogger interview is simple; one blogger interviewing another blogger that they particularly like, for whatever reason.

In this interview, the interviewer will provide links to relevant articles/posts on the interviewees blog, which will encourage readers to visit.

I hope you guys enjoy this, I do aim to do more - Also, please go ahead and do your own if you do like it.

I do have one request – ‘The blogger interview’ is an awful title, can someone come up with a more snappy one?

Anyway, here she is folks, Tina from Cakesniffers Beware!

Cakesniffer in da house
Simply the best blogger in town.

1. How long have you been blogging?
Officially since January 2005, but I opened my account with Blogger in October 2003 without doing anything with it.

2. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging as a New Year thing I think. I'm not particularly into New Year (hate it in fact), but I decided to try something new this January. I'd thought about learning a bit about history and strange things like apocalyptic cults, but my interest had waned and I wanted to do something a little more constructive with all the time I spent on the internet - well, something with a tangible outcome I suppose.

The very first Cakesniffer post.

3. How many posts have you written to date?
Hang on I can check this out... 276

4. Which post are you most proud of and why?
Gosh, tricky one. I liked the posts that took place when Ryan J was having a go at gay people and everybody muscled in on it. It was quite good. I think my favourites are the “Things you shouldn’t like, but just can’t help yourself” and “Things you should like, but just can’t bring yourself to” ones.

blogging bigotry

vicious little bastard

things you shouldn't like, but just can't help liking

things you should like, but just can't

museli and other tortures

5. Who was the first person to comment on your blog – outside of friends/family?
Barbara from Italy I think

Sorry folks, couldn't find this - so here is my first comment instead.

6. What would you rather have – less visitors but more comments or many visitors but no comments?
More comments – the comments are what makes the blog tick. The feedback is really entertaining and is often useful in deciding what to whinge about next.

7. Is there something you would like to post about on your blog, but haven’t yet?
I’d love to rip one of my colleagues to shreds, but I do that when I’m bitching at work anyway. Mine isn’t really that sort of blog though, although I have tackled a few of my colleagues because of their entertaining quirkiness, I don’t like the idea of slagging people off like that. Well I do, but I could get into real trouble if I did.

Example of slagging off work colleagues

8. Do your friends/ family read your blog?
A couple of friends do, one family member knows about it, but doesn’t read it.

Some sort of bug
Not just ranting, photos of ... things.

9. How many blogs are there in your links list?
19 I think, I can’t count very well.

10. Which blog do you check out first and why?
Angry Chimp of course! I check it out first because there’s usually always something worth looking at there and usually that something will make me laugh.

More interestingly - how Cakesniffer met Connielingus

11. Do you always leave comments at blogs you read?
Not always, only if I’ve got something that’s worth contributing.

12. What do you most like about other blogs?
Humour mainly, although it’s nice to see what other people have going on in their lives, or what their take on certain things is. I don’t have much time for people in real life, so reading people’s blogs is either a nice link to humanity or a good reason for me being a misanthrope.

13. What do you most dislike about other blogs?
Whiney teenage crap about boyfriends/girlfriends and shit. People who have music playing in the background and fucking popups! The cunts!!!

14. What single thing would you like to improve about your blog?
I’d like to change the way it looks so that the main post column wasn’t so narrow – something to do with html that I don’t know enough about. If this question was referring to the content of the blog, then no, I wouldn’t change it, although I know it could probably be improved. But then it wouldn’t be my bi-polar, up and down, higgley-piggledy blog, would it? It’d be something formulaic and prescribed and that’s not really what it’s about.

15. In a conversation about your blog, how would you like it described?
Depends on who the conversation was between. I’d like it to be seen as something that’s funny, vitriolic, and perhaps a little thought-provoking (but not too much). If anybody described it as a diary, I’d want them dead.


MHN for short said...

How about "These Are the People in Your Blogosphere"? Kind of a take on "Mister Roger's Neighborhood". He had a song that went, "Who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood? These are the people in your neighborhood. The kind you'd like to meet, when your walking down the street. They're the people that you meet each day." kids show... I grew up on it. :-) Just a suggestion...

garfer said...

I wish ryan j would come and visit my blog. I would take great pleasure in winding the little twat up with tales of sado masochistic perversions involving gerbils.

pissoff said...

The Sniff rules.

Herge Smith said...

mhn - good call.

Anymore ideas? Blimey Garfer - golden opportunity for your classic turn of phrase... title for post...

Pissoff - so true.

MHN for short said...

Yeah, I read those. Ryan J. gives Christians a really bad name. With people like him spewing hell-fire and brimstone, it's no wonder that non-believers think we are all a bunch of hypocrits.

Herge Smith said...

Extremists on all sides are an arse ache.

Karen said...

That was a great interview - Cakesniffer has a really funny blog - Top reading.

Van! said...


Karen said...

Tina with a diary? LOL! I can't imagine her with one of those pink book thingies with a flimsy lock on the side.

Enjoyed the interview. Go Chimpy and Sniffy!

MHN for short said...

Chimp~ Dave has you blogrolled on Scooter Commuter. You should see what he called you. hehe. :-) He thought you'd get a giggle from it...

MHN for short said...

Karen~ Tina wouldn't use a pink one. Did you read her post on the colour Pink? Scathing. :-)

Ship Creak said...

I'd gladly come up with one myself, only all the best questions are taken, and me own blog's a tad on the lame side to deserve an interview.

Mind you, one question I'd like to ask on behalf of the audience is "where do you get your inspiration? - Spur of the moment or planned weeks in advance?"

Rowan said...

oh interview me too? *waves her hand wildly in air*

edwaado said...

This is a great idea, and brilliantly executed.

Sniffy said...

Hi all, thanks for your kind comments and a special thanks to Herge for honouring me in such a way.

Where do I get my inspiration? Oh the life I take part in, the world that goes on around me, nothing more complicated than that. I don't have the imagination of those who can plan a whole series of things in advance, so things tend to be rather spur of the moment. There are enough events that occur each and every day to provide a subject for a blog: from making a bacon sarnie to major international goings on. I once read that marketing companies or designers often sit their folk in a room, look at a product and ask people to think of the exact opposite. If you look at an event that happens every day, and think of the alternative ways of doing something, I guess that's how you get to think of things to blog about. It helps that I'm so set in my ways, so much so that everybody else's methods for performing simple tasks seem completely alien and amusing to me.

Goodness me, a diary? Heavens no. I do have a sort of "online journal" somewhere, but there's nothing of any interest going on in my life worthy of any mention there. On the other hand, bowel movements, psychotic workmates and dietary habits are always good for a laugh.

Cheers Herge, you're the proper star here. I hope you realise that.

edwaado said...

Oh he knows it Tina, he knows it

Herge Smith said...

Where's Trillion??? You're best mate... my bezzie mate made it...Trillion!!!!

thordora said...

not enough questions on the hair.

Sniffy said...

Dunno where Trillion is, she must be busy with work or life or something crap like that.

You want questions on my hair? Ask me over at cakesniffers, or drop me an e-mail via the link there.

Herge Smith said...

Ooowwww that sounded a bit 'whatsit' to me....

Do you want to repost that comment and put a slightly arsey profile pic to it?

Sniffy said...

No, I was trying to think what she might be up to. I know she's been a bit under the weather with a cough and cold and she's got a load of crap on at work.

I wouldn't get arsey with her. (not any more!)

Dirk the Feeble said...

I would have enjoyed this much more had an interview requirement been topless photos and stories about her sordid and regrettable past.

Herge Smith said...

Jacob, I was saving those questions for when i interview you.

Have you got the photos ready?

Sniffy said...

I don't have anything sordid or regrettable about my past. And believe me, you wouldn't want to see me topless - these tits have had a hard life!

Herge, post away!

Crystal said...

Fantastic idea. I loved reading Tina's interview!

Craig said...

Herge, this is an absolutely brilliant idea. Always good stuff to be found on this blog.

pissoff said... comments for this blog. You are, as usual, a superstar.

thordora said...

and Herge's head gets a wee bit bigger again...... :P

MHN for short said...

So herge, I'm ready when you're ready. :-)

Sniffy said...

"Oh herge, brilliant idea, I loved reading Tina's interview..."

What about reading Tina's fucking blog, you bastards????

Then again, my blog is shit at the moment because I haven't got time to think or do anything. It will get better, I promise.

barbara said...

oh god, I was the first one commenter!!

what the hell I wrote??? probably something really stupid, or in a stupid english.

sorry Tina, sincerely I wouldn't ruin your blog!