Working on an essay for a special food-related issue of a literary mag about food blogging. I'd like to augment my personal perspective by quoting (and of course naming, for what the publicity's worth—come on, it's a lit journal) others about their experiences. I actually intend to mention the very act of creating this thread in the piece, depending on how it goes.
(I *think* that this topic is thread-worthy in its own right; but mods, please let me know if you'd rather sticky it and have me ask people to e-mail me directly.)
These are the two big, broad starter questions; we'll see where they lead.
Why did you start your blog? What were you hoping to introduce or add to the blogosphere?
What have you discovered since launching your blog—what do you like about it, what do you dislike about it, what surprised you?
Edit: One other question where appropriate: How did you come up with its name?