Based in Lyon, Seamus Kearney is a writer, poet, painter, photographer and pianist (yeh, one of those talenty people). He blogs HERE and today he is pinky purple!
1) Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to connect with other creative writers living a similar isolated existence. It's also a little bit of self-promotion I suppose; one never knows who might be reading (hence the name Shameless) but that is so way down the list now. (heh - you came out!)
2) When will you stop?
When I receive more than three death threats in one day or when I am too busy doing book signing tours around the world, darling! :) (of course)
3) What is you favourite kind of post to write?
I love writing something that is surprising and funny, but once you've fired them all off they are in short supply! (yours don't seem to be)
4) Give some examples of the diverse range of links on your blogs (lit, arty, funny, stupid etc) – what do you mean they're not diverse?
Most of my links are connected to writing, but they are diverse in terms of age, published/unpublished, race, location, gender, eccentric/straight-laced, experimental/traditional. (straight-laced, that would be me then!)
5) You can have five bloggers over for tea and cakes – who would you choose?
You Minxy, Debi Alper, L.M. Noonan, Kay (As It Happens) and Cate Sweeney.
6) You have the power to blow up one blog – who?
Miss Snark, the literary agent. (whoo hoo, I'll get me balaclava)
7) What colour underwear are you wearing?
Green for St Patrick's Day! ( I asked him last week, okay.)
This foxy chick is Verilion - she wanders about a bit in Paris and blogs HERE about writing and her mad life in various parts of the globe!
1.Why did you start blogging?
Eh I was going to write collaboratively with a friend, so I decided to set up a blog so that we could do that but it never got off the ground and there was this empty blog... so I eventually I just shoved things up there.
2.When will you stop?
Eh ... why do you want me to? ( ;
3.What is your favourite kind of post to write?
Yikes. The ones that just seem to pour out and get the most comments (it’s not to massage my own ego honestly!)
4.Give some examples of the diverse range of links on your blogs (lit, arty, funny, stupid etc) – what do you mean they're not diverse?
Well there are loads of writery blogs of some sort. There are some funny ones like The DailyNooz, Confusious Trevakis, Angriest Man etc. There’s the couple who have set up the book shop and recently I discovered Apprentice the photographer (and bloody good writer), I sland Monkey isn’t so regular but he’s quite artsy and thoughtful.
5.You can have five bloggers over for tea and cakes – who would you choose?
ONLY FIVE! You of course Minx, Shameless, Nikki and Mark (they only count as one because they both blog on Mostly Books) so I could pick their brains about setting up a book shop, ah... Apprentice (at My Gap Year) and Atyllah so she can show me how to teleport! But if we wore big skirts (even though that is a rare occurance in my neck of the woods) maybe we could sneak in quite a few more.
6.You have the power to blow up one blog – who?
Now I’m not being all saintly or anything, but if I don’t like the blog I don’t read it, so I don’t know. But as I have the power I would look for someone who was hateful and using the internet to spread xenophobic evil messages and blow them up so that we couldn’t even happen upon that blog by accident. Do you think Dubya has a blog? (very apt answer considering yesterdays post)
7.What colour underwear are you wearing?
Lilac (french of course?)
(This first bank of 'interviews' are with bloggers who I first connected with last year - I will be stalking the rest as time goes on!)