Name: Ric Bloggable
Age: <>Location: Lisbon, Portugal, EU
Vocation: Being good at and doing well what some consider being quite dispensable…
Life Philosophy: I live and let live, and I'll be learning till the day I die.
– Sum up what your blog is about.
"Everything on my blog can become subject. From life in the past to lives in the present; from day-to-day life to scientific discoveries. Get in and read – I am here also for you all. From great new books to music and cinema revelations; from world events to my own points of view; from beauty and solace to language variation. You are heartily welcome! This is a blog to and for Europe, together with the World." [Banner text]
– Why did you decide to create a blog?
I'm curious about anything that has to do with reading, writing, editing, publishing, sharing ideas and opinions, being better informed, enhance knowledge, knowing people – all of which also happens in the bloggosphere.
– What's the funniest article on your blog?
I really don't know. There may be a few among more than 200. But I'm not looking for fun. Fun is not appealing to me at all.
– What keeps you motivated to keep adding posts?
I believe it's the relationships I've been developing for the last few months. All of the sudden I surprise myself thinking about what would be interesting to post about (from my perspective), but that might be also interesting and appealing to A, B, C, or all of them at once. And there are galaxies of subjects to post about…
– Do you envy any other blogs?
Envy has never had a place in my life. Some times I just happen to read others' posts and wonder whether I'd ever come up with such great ideas or whether I'd ever reach such a writing quality. And that keeps me going.
– If you could recommend one website, what would it be and explain why.
I don't think I can. What I can do instead is to define a recommendable website (which isn't the same as a blog): unproblematic opening, trustworthy content, adequate design, easy readable, and comfortable and clearly understandable as to navigating among its parts.
– What are the common things people say about your blog?
People usually say it's interesting, some say it's educational ("once a teacher, always a teacher…"), about a few posts they may say they're provocative. They always react somehow, and that's what pleases me the most.
– What's the worst thing about doing your blog?
Some expectations I usually have. My fault, I know. But some times I just cannot help feeling a little bit frustrated by some weak feedback. Or what I consider to be so… Oh yes, and knowing too that some people living in places that attract me so much read my posts regularly and never take the time to leave a comment of any kind. That actually saddens me.
– What would you like to improve on your blog?
Everything that allows me to fulfill my goals as far as this dialogue space of mine – and of everyone else – is concerned. Respect – better than tolerance – allows you to discuss, say, gay issues with straights with no constraints. This plays a paramount role as far as human rights education is concerned. I wish everyone would easily understand that each one of us is a human being, and that's all that really matters.
– Why should someone visit your blog?
To get to know me, to share ideas about my blogging subjects, to leave a comment now and then, to discuss whatever each and every one considers important. But mainly to allow me to know how the world really is, here (allover on Earth) and now, as each day goes by. This has to do with that Portuguese way of being universal. As a poet said, "being everywhere at the same time."
– If you weren't doing your blog, how would you spend your time?
I'd be reading a lot more; I'd be writing with a publishing purpose, perhaps, I'd be doing some research about subjects that have always interested me. I'd be busy indeed! Anyway.