5 Most Annoying Cliches

“The word “cliché” was originally French for the sound of a printing plate, which prints the same thing over and over. ” (literaryterms.net) A cliché is a phrase, sentence or image that has been used again and again. It is often repeated ad nauseum so that it becomes annoying. Today I ask you to list the ones you find most annoying. Here’s my contribution: 1. Let’s … Continue reading 5 Most Annoying Cliches

Blogging Insights NF # 56

TODAY’S QUOTE : ” Successful blogging is not about one time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time. ” — David Aston MY THOUGHTS: I like to think that I don’t have “followers” but that I am part of a community. The bloggers and readers who interact with me have become friends over time. They understand my views and ideas better than some … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 56

5 Un-put-down-able Books

Who doesn’t love a good thrller? They’re not as ‘comforting’ as cozy mysteries but far more exciting. Here are 5 of my favourites: 1.The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larrson 4. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown 5. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Note : The two Margaret … Continue reading 5 Un-put-down-able Books

Blogging Insights NF # 55 — Headlines

TODAY’S QUOTE “On the average five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” — David Ogilvy MY THOUGHTS With so much content vying for attention on the Internet at any given second it is hard to choose what to click on. How do you decide … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 55 — Headlines

Sunday Poser # 98

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser Sadje is back with another interesting question: What does it mean to live boldly? A person who lives boldly: 1. Has original ideas and opinions, 2. Is unafraid to voice those ideas and opinions, 3. Can take a stand to protect beliefs and principles, 4. Does not fear ridicule,criticism or animosity, 5. Is unwilling to compromise. https://wp.me/paf3ao-dPo Continue reading Sunday Poser # 98

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5 Features of an Ideal Bookstore

Most of are blogging community are avid readers. Although many people buy their books online now or don’t visit bookstores for fear of Covid , everyone can remember what fun they used to be . Today I ask you to imagine: your ideal bookstore and 5 awesome features you would like it to have Here’s my list : 1. An unlimited exchange policy. 2. A … Continue reading 5 Features of an Ideal Bookstore

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Blogging Insights NF # 54

“We must not only blog what is popular. We must blog about our passions, no matter how quaint. This is true empowerment.” Su Layug MY THOUGHTS When I first thought about blogging, I viewed lots of “How To” videos on YouTube. Nearly all of them recommended having a particular niche, that is, choosing a topic or theme to write about. To date, I remain clueless … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 54

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5 Books You Would Like to See Made Into Movies

We have been on the subject of movie adaptations of books for the past two Tuesdays. I thought why not extend the discussion and add a wishlist. You might be interested to know that Liberty Books, a bookstore in Lahore (my hometown) has a separate rack for books that have been made into movies. Here’s my list of 5 Books I would love to see … Continue reading 5 Books You Would Like to See Made Into Movies

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Blogging Insights NF # 53 — ‘Finger exercises’

TODAY’S QUOTE Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my “real” writing. ~Kate Christensen MY THOUGHTS I disagree with this quote to the extent that it implies that blogging is not ‘real’ writing. In my opinion, anything you write, in any medium or on any … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 53 — ‘Finger exercises’