Sandie Simply Says

December 10, 2008

In the beginning…

Filed under: Spin — by Sandie @ 7:52 pm

This week’s Spin Cycle assignment (brought to you by is to tell how I got started in blogging and the story behind my blog’s name.

How did I get started?  My friend Tina started a blog, that’s how.  I’d heard about blogging, but until Tina started blogging it was something that lonely people with no friends did (and we just won’t talk about my message board obsession, hmm K?). Or celebrities who think we actually care what they have to say.  After reading Tina’s blog, I became intrigued.  And because I like to do everything Tina does (I even had another baby just so I could have 5 kids just like her…OK, I didn’t really, but Tina is seriously my idol), I starte my own blog.  The first few months, I was gung ho and blogged nearly every day.  Then, as life got in the way, my blog entries got further and further apart.  Then I discovered that my friends Debbie  and Ginger  had also started blogging and it reinvigorated me.  I moved my blog to wordpress (which I find MUCH easier to use than and started blogging again.  I’m trying to be more consistent now (but as you can tell, it doesn’t always work out) and I’ve started venturing out to read other blogs (sometimes I even comment on them!).

How did I come up with the name for my blog?  I held a contest.  Though, I guess it wasn’t much of a contest since I only had one reader at the time and therefore only had one entry.  But I liked the name, it fit, and was much more creative than anything I could come up with at the time!



  1. I like the name! It’s exactly what it’s supposed to be. And I like things simple..
    Glad you’re blogging. You’re linked!

    Comment by Sprite's Keeper — December 10, 2008 @ 9:05 pm |Reply

  2. Or you could have named it “KISS” (Keep It Simple, Sandie!)

    Comment by Ginger — December 11, 2008 @ 1:23 pm |Reply

  3. HI! I LOVE that you are doing the spin…and I love that you are blogging. I love that you have five kids too! AND I finally fixed the stinkin link so NOW you are correct on my site!

    OH…and did I tell you that I need sun? Georgia never looked so good….

    Comment by Tina — December 17, 2008 @ 2:20 am |Reply

  4. Simply said – sorry I will never do it again. Way to go Tina for pushing your friend to be just like you, just kidding. Great Spin!

    Comment by Laufa — December 18, 2008 @ 11:33 am |Reply

  5. I’m not very consistent, either… I used to post faithfully every other day and now I’m like, “Eh, I’ll get to it later.”
    Great Spin, I’m glad I came by!

    Comment by Sammanthia — December 18, 2008 @ 11:48 am |Reply

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