Friday, January 14, 2011

Blog Renovations

Hello, everyone! I have been working lately on improving my blog in various ways. (Today I organized all of my "labels" and put them in my sidebar. You can now use them to help you find things on my blog!)

A few weeks ago I started my new Blog List. That is really a work in progress... :)

Now, I am thinking of ways to improve my interview questions. I'm going to change them up for the new year. Yes, I know it's a little late... But, better late than never!

So this week for +4 entries in my Suitor for Jenny giveaway, I'm asking that you help me by taking a few minutes to read over a couple of my interview questions.

I want to know if you think either of these questions (below) should stay in the interviews for now. Just leave a comment here telling me what you think. (Some of my other Qs I have already decided to get rid of, so they will not be listed. I was just unsure about these two.) Let me know if you think they are keepers or not!

Tell us about your salvation experience.

How do you handle disasters/BIG problems? Do you have a funny or interesting story showcasing how you handle them?

Pretty simple, huh? :) Thanks!


Casey said...

Hey Carman! I like the questions. I would have gone "here", but was unsure where "here" was supposed to go as there was no link. But the questions sound unique and good! :)

I really liked your one question you had once: what is your biggest flaw and your greatest asset or something like that... :)

Katy said...

The questions are good ones! I especially like the second! I dont know if you already have this question, but a neat question I thought of is - What message and/or lesson do you want to be clear to your readers through this book? Just a thought! :-)

~ Katy

Angie said...

The first question I'm a little unsure about...I mean if you asked me that I wouldn't be sure what you were wanting me to tell you. Are you wanting to know what led to me getting saved? So perhaps if you reworded it or it might just be me.

Love the second question. :)

cheryl c said...

I like both questions. They really give insight into the authors that many interviewers don't get.
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Ariel said...

I like the first one better, but I do like both questions :)

adge said...

I like the first question best because often I remember these. The second one isn't bad though.

Leanne said...

Hmmm, I do like the first one! I like the second one, too, but not quite as much as the first.

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

I like both the questions. The first one is important because as a woman in my church once told me, "you can put the work Christian in front of anything, doesn't make it so". I think it's important for readers to know that the author is what they say they are. The second is ok, but I really hope you keep the first one. atouchofheaven2010[at]gmail[dot]com Mary B

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windycindy said...

I really like the second question!
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Jennifer said...

I like the questions. I would keep them.


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Charity U said...

I'd say keep them both! I really like the second one a lot, and the first one is always interesting. :)

apple blossom said...

both are good. like second one best

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Anonymous said...

I love the second question. A little unsure about the first

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Charlotte Kay said...

I like both questions!

I believe you can let the one being interviewed to answer this as they please, no explanation needed.

The second one, however, may not have a funny story to showcase it. Perhaps it is a simple answer such as, "I simply get on my knees and ask God to handle my disaster/big problem". So, perhaps you can leave the funny/interesting story out. ???? Just suggesting...

Thanks for asking us to respond!!!
It was fun!
Charlotte Kay

Rebecca said...

Hi, I am unfamiliar w/ your work. My name is Rebecca Lyon @

I am a stay at home mom. I have brain cancer, and 2 pre-K girls that I home school, recently widowed.
I want to enter b/c they 'said' I couldn't read and I CAN, just don't have a selection.
New MRI Monday will tell more, but I'm still reading, and FULLY walking after a stroke- so I don't believe everything 'they' say. I am 34 and strong in love for Jesus.
If I could 'win', I would be honored, and blessed to learn who you all are.
God bless you in your work.
Love in Christ,

Anonymous said...

I like both questions. Both are ones I've never seen on any other blog interview, and would love reading the authors answers.


barbjan10 said...

Hi Carmen, how nice of you to ask our opinion. I like both the questions and if you need to reword the first one, you might ask if their salvation experience was dramatic and exciting; or if it was a low key more intimate moment. Only a suggestion. That moment can sometimes be a quieter personal experience, it's after the saving that changes begin to happen and are noticed. You are doing a super job and have a great blog. You are well blessed.

Grace & love,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Jane said...

I really like the second one - it's creative and unique!