Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five: It'll Blog

This week's RevGalBlogPals Friday Five is all about one of our very favorite things:

So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?I have to give credit to Old Lutheran, the store that sells fun Lutheran-culture stuff, for helping hatch the moniker "LutheranChik." And Kelly Fryer gets a nod for the "'L' Word" part of my blog name. (To tell you the truth I read Reclaiming the "L" Word long before I ever saw an episode of The "L" Word...and FT and I just don't enjoy the latter at all. Give us Deadliest Catch or The Food Channel any day.)

Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?em>
Of course there's me, LC...and Fellow Traveler...Semi-Stepsons and Semi-Daughter-in-Law...and the Children Raised By Wolves. I haven't come up with a clever nom de plume for my clergyperson yet -- Pastor Gonzo might be a good choice, but that would probably blow his cover, at least within our synod. (He, by the way, knows I have a blog but respects my not sharing it with him.)

What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?
I always chuckle at my friend Dan's Culture Choc. And RuthRE's You Don't Have To Listen, I Just Like to Talk, which pretty much sums up the philosophy at this laptop as well.

What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals blog of course!
Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
I am not going to list just three -- because I can't. What I do is set aside about one day a week to go blog-spotting; I'll go down the RevGalBlogPals list, and the Blogging Lutherans, and other assorted fellow bloggers. So it's an equal-opportunity kind of thing. One thing I've noticed, though, is that I've stopped being adventurous in seeking out new blogs for the rounds; I think I've reached a bloggy saturation point. But on the other hand I know -- know! -- there must be more good writing and simpatico people out there.

I was introduced to blogging by online friend bls, blogmistress of The Topmost Apple (it's very hot today, and I'm very tired, so if you're getting frustrated that I haven't linked to any of these cited blogs...sorry, but I just can't help you; that's why God created Google), via the Beliefnet website. I was intrigued by the idea of having my very own website to sound forth on anything I wanted to; and, being somewhat graphically impaired, I was attracted to the idea of templates that more or less designed the thing for me so that all I had to do was blather; and it was free.

Bonus question: Have you ever met one of the bloggers whose blogs you read? Yes; twice. Had lunch with one a couple of years ago at Traveler's Club and Tuba Museum in Okemos, a really cool place to hang out on a weekend afternoon. And I've met another blogger in a real-world way -- actually through my lay ministry education, before she had a blog and before I knew she had a blog.

My pastor says, "Wouldn't it be a blast if you invited all your online friends up to Michigan for a weekend?" Yeah, it would.


Processing Counselor said...

I'd love to come to Michigan.
Have I been there? Well I've been to ChIcago for business a few times and I was there right before the Democratic National Convention of 1968 where I smoked my first joi**t!
Ahh those were the days...
I hope you have time for a quick coffee at Thanksgiving (if we're here and not at some far flung place.)

Jan said...

I loved your prayer for today at RevGals Prayer Blog. Thanks.

There is a Tuba Christmas here in Corpus Christi, TX every year, so the Tuba Museum reminded me of that.

The Simpleton said...

Only in the blogosphere could I get away with such baldfaced angling for an invitation, but you name the date, and we'll be there (depending on other obligations, of course.) I would love to see your church and meet your pastor. As well as you, of course.

Songbird said...

I'll be there in October, though I don't know how far from you I'll be. (My son is at Interlochen.)

RevHRod said...

So if we all show up in Michigan....

Yours is one of the first blogs I started reading on a regular place. Thanks for playing this week.