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The Victory Coaltion Brings You: Ask a Blogger Monday!

I need not remind you that the Spirit of America coalition is in full swing still, and we need your donations. Kevin has the latest roundup on the tallies, the offers and the news. One of the "special requests" that came to me via a donation to SOA (I will write on the subject of your choice if you donate in the name of the VC) is this one: bq. What I would like is for you to open a post to your readers where they ask you questions about blogging and you answer them. And if they don't have any questions about blogging, they can ask questions about you. And maybe you can make an about page from those answers. An About Blogging page and an About the Author page. Ok? Ok. Use the comments. I'll answer as many as I can and do as requested. The contributor also requested that I answer all questions honestly regardless of how tacky, tasteless or offensive the subject matter may be and I'll try to do that, but I think I can trust most of you not to be tacky, tasteless or offensive here. Right? I'm gonna throw in this as well: For every question asked that I can provide a decent answer to, I will throw in a dollar for SOA. If one hundred of you ask me a question, that means another hundred dollars for the SOA. If anyone wants to match this, that would be fantastic. I'd like to hit the 10k mark today - here's where we are at. So, I guess today is Ask the Blogger Monday, which is fine as I was going to write about something else that I'd rather put on the back burner for now. Ask away.

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Comments

Consider yourself matched for the hundred.

When do you sleep?

How do you stand on economics? Tax & spend? Trickle down? Voodoo? Fair & balanced?

(Sorry, that last one was just for the humor effect. It's still early.)

Make that another dollar for dollar match, and I'll go up to 150 questions!

Anyone care to engage in some 'one-upmanship'?

I sure hope the rest of your readers are a curious as I am!

E-mail me when you consider these comments 'closed' - and let me know much I need to send. I look forward to helping again... ;-)

My question:
Where'd your 'about me' page go, and are you going to put it or a new version back online?

I suppose you could update it with some of the results of this post!

How are you coping with the Yankees "Lost Weekend" and are you ready to pull for your cross town rivals?

Okay, Brian, I'll see your 150 match and raise it to 200.

So now for a question about blogging. What do you do when you can't for the life of you think of something to blog about?

What was the most surprising Trackback link that has shown up on any of your sites?

If you couldn't live on Long Island or the greater New York area, where would you live? Why?

(Does that count as two questions?)...

Oh, and being a cheapskate, I'll match but only at 50 cents per question.

Have you turned down any sponsors?

Other than your family or this blog, what has been the biggest compliment someone has paid you?

I really hope this isn't taken the wrong way, but:

"If you had to do it all over again in regards to blogging, would you?"

What was the most perfect baseball game you have ever attended?

Would you ever wear Sox gear again (excepting charity events, of course)?

How can I be as cool as Michele?? (you can't isn't an answer!)

Ok, last one before I get back to work...
What does your son think about your blogging.

How much time goes into administering a blog like yours, both in absolute terms and in comparison to the time spent creating content?

Here's a few:

Is Alex Rodriguez overpaid?

Have you ever eaten grits?

Can Eli Manning save the Giants?

Aren't Southern accents shexy as hell?

Who's your favorite NASCAR driver?

What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?

the ? submit rate seems slow, like awkward pauses in group therapy. So I'll ask a few (image: Chris Farley interviewing major star)...

- isn't Moveable Type awesome?
- remember when The Command Post got so famous, TV newsrooms used it to cover the war?
- what are your top 5 tv shows?
- what kind of computer do you use?
- what tech stuff about blogging would you change if you could?
- do members of your family ever get pissed because you're blogging too long?
- what's your commute like?

spd rdr has only himself to blame for this:

1. Why are men such oinkers?

2. Why do women love them anyway?

3. How long can a female blogger survive on caffeine, chardonnay fumes, and no sleep?

Speaking as a blogger, do you believe Adam and Eve had belly buttons? Can you support your conclusions?

On Friday two trains departed Washington, DC, on parallel tracks for the 250 mile trip New York . Both have the same number of cars and passengers. Train A can travel at 150 miles per hour, but must stop for twenty minutes in Philadelphia and twenty minutes in Trenton, New Jersey. Train B can only travel 75 miles an hour but makes no stops.

How long did it take Train A to get to New York?

A. 6 hours to Philly.
B. A week.
C. It's still in Philadelphia.
D. I don't know, I had to take a bus when the train broke down.
E. All of the above.

I'm putting in a matching offer up to $200 now.

And a question: what was your favor

And the actual question got cut off:
What was your favorite cartoon show when you were a kid?

What was your favorite subject in high school? Least favorite?

Gold or Silver?

Is black the new black?

What's the nastiest thing you've ever drank?

Do you choose a beverage to drink while blogging based on the topic you are writing? If so, what drinks go best with what topics?

What was the first sporting event you went to that you remember?

Vodka or Gin martinis?

How much hurl would a Steve Green chuck, if a Steve Green would chuck hurl?

(He would, BTW.)

What was the first glimpse of adulthood in any of your kids?

To go along with the favorite cartoon: What is your favorite sugar cereal?

How much re-reading and editing do you do before you post?

Do you check your referral logs?
And if so, what is the weirdest referral you've ever gotten? (this includes search engine queries)

What do you think of Calvin & Hobbes?

What Blogs do you read?

Just to be a brat: who's the sexiest male blogger?

Here're some:

What's the best way to deal with Iranian nuclear ambitions?

Have you ever heard "I Want My Baby Back," the famous death rock song parody? If so, did you like it?

Would you be in favor of strengthening the East Coast rail infrastructure (DC-Boston)? Why or why not?

Oh, and this one's been bothering me:

What does the phrase "What is your damage?" mean, and what made it famous? I genuinely do not know.

have you ever faked an orgasm? and please elaborate.

Who is the lamest comicbook superhero?

Do you ever look at your kids and think: where the heck did you come from? (OK, I know you wouldn't think "heck" :-)

What is the nerdiest thing you've ever done?

If you were going to start blogging all over again, would you do anything different?

What is your favorite food?

(p.s. I donated $25 a couple of days ago, but no dedication for me ... just have a great Monday!)

What's your favorite episode of Aqua Teen Hungerforce?

Well, according to one of the questions, you can't justify your existence. Can you justify mine?

It's probably too late, but I wanna ask one more question:

What happened to the second L in your name???

What is your favorite scene in a Star Wars movie and why?

Say you are Princess Leia, pre-Return of the Jedi. Would you have gone for Luke or Han?

Who do you think would do a worse job on Star Wars III: Lucas himself or Michael Moore?

What advice would you give a new blogger who wants to increase traffic to his/her site?

Well ... I donated with an intent to request a post dedicated to Pat Tillman (and all the other folks who have given their lives in Iraq & Afghanistan), but I'll try to rephrase it as a question (hopefully not too late):

Who would you most like your children's heroes to be (and why)?