1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?
I've been blogging since 2005, which is a pretty good long stretch. My blog is called Country Mouse Claire and/or The Country Mouse Tales.
2. Why do you blog?
I blog for a variety of reasons...I blog because I love to write, first and foremost. The words on the page, the ebb and flow of language, that's the main motivator. Part of that is recording, too, communicating. I love sharing about my life, my passions and the people and things I love. I love meeting people and discussing the matters of the day.
3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
That's a very tough question! I followed a fair few blogs before I signed up to use GFC at all, so I'd be guessing at best. However, I do know I've read Christielli, Riot Kitty and Wiwille's blogs since I first started out and I still love them all now!
4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
I'd probably plump for the post that kicked off my New Year's Ambitions....because that was quite the ride! It also inspired 32 in 32, which I'm really enjoying.
5. What are your blogging goals for 2013?
First and foremost, to write often, write well, and to engage with the people nice enough to read along! I'd also love to continue to see my blog grow - it was such fun last year to gain some new followers and write a few guest or sponsored posts. Writing has always been something I very much enjoy, so this growth and the fact that people like to read what I have to say has been a lovely thing to see!
6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?
Haha, I couldn't possibly choose! I will say that any of the lovely people in my blog list are well worth a gander - such a combination of characters and voices, but a group that never fail to inspire, entertain, or make me think!