I seem to have been offered a few awards and/or memes of late that, should I accept them, require me to reveal something about myself - odd habits, weird things, individual ideas, personal beliefs etc.
Generally I avoid these things for 2 reasons.
The first is an unresolved egoistic conflict. On the one hand, it seems incredibly arrogant and egotistical to think people are interested in me babbling on just about myself in a look-at-me, look-at-me kind of way. And yet, what is a blog, if it isn't an entire vehicle for people to babble on about themselves at length in a look-at-me, look-at-me kind of way?
Let's face it, Ramblings of the Bearded One is Kim's World. I dictate what appears here, and I get to delete comments I don't want printed here. I stick my face on the header bar and decide who I'm going to link to.
However, I'm not actually vain enough to believe anyone would be interested in me for the sake of it, so what I do is offer something in return for the attention of any passing readers, commenters or lurkers. Nearly everything I write is an attempt at entertainment, amusement and/or insights into another world. Periodically it's a scream at the universe, but generally I try to write something that's worth the few minutes it takes to read.
So there's this uneasy balance in trying to create something worthwhile so people will notice me, without overtly yelling, look-at-me.
Secondly, having responded to "7 things meme", "6 Weird Things meme" and even "101 things about me" in the past, it's difficult to think of anything to say I haven't mentioned before.
However, there's also an arrogance in assuming anyone reading my blog has actually bothered to look through the past 440 posts of the last 3 and half years, and remembered everything I've said. Conan Drum, for example, expresses surprise I'm a grandfather every time I mention it.
Therefore, combining everything I've just mentioned with the fact I'm also struggling a bit lately to think of what to write, I'm going to steal Savannah's trick from last month and invite questions.
For the next few days post any questions you'd like me to answer, about anything you like - don't be shy - in the comments of this post.
Then, probably sometime over the weekend, I will attempt to answer them with a high degree of honesty. However, any questions which are insulting without being amusing will be deleted or ignored.
And I reserve the right to change the rules at any point. Kim's World, after all, is a dictatorship, not a democracy...