Eating out, the biggest social activity of modern times was one of the things worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Since march this year, most of the world has been in various states of lockdown With businesses, schools and public gatherings all prohibited, we have been in a state of isolation for several months. Now that bans are being lifted to various degrees, eating out … Continue reading Post Pandemic Eating Out
Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19
What happened to “Stay home,stay safe”? All over the world, there is a wave of lifting the restrictions imposed for curtailing the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. In some countries who were the earliest to be affected by the virus, both infection rates and death rates seem to have been controlled. These countries have started easing restrictions on movement and economic activity. In other regions, infection rates are … Continue reading Lifting the Lockdown too early ?
This is the 26th Blogging Insights post which makes today the series’ half year birthday or anniversary. I am finding it difficult to get over the fact that this first series that I have ever run has lasted six months. The Blogging Insights posts number twenty six in all, but the series has actually run for longer than that. In December I … Continue reading Blogging Insights # 26 — Celebrating Our Half Year Birthday
The corona virus pandemic has the world in its grip. Lockdown, isolation and curfew are words you hear all the time. Routines are disrupted and lives are changing rapidly. Along with all the actual inconvenience, there is a feeling of panic. While recognising the gravity of the situation, we need to make sure that we don’t succumb to anxiety. Here are just a few suggestions … Continue reading 8 Ways to deal with coronavirus/COVID-19 related anxiety & stress
Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. Analyse this: Here is the secret of writing : there is no secret. — Ralph Fletcher Image credit Google What do you think? Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 2
Sometime or the other, like me, you must have woken up feeling how nice it would be if you didn’t have to get out of bed. If you have never had a morning when you didm’t feel like getting out of bed, then my friend you are not an average human being. There are so many days when you feel like hiding under the covers … Continue reading Seven things to do when you don’t feel like getting out of bed.
Holidays / Travel Sunglasses Cold Drinks Ice cream Fruit Images courtesy Unsplash What are your favourites? Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Things You Love About Summer
Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. Analyse this: ” Blogging is not rocket science. It’s about being yourself and putting what you have into it.” Image credit digitalhygge.com What do you … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format – 1
TODAY’S QUESTIONS Do you edit your work before posting it? Apart from correcting typos and spellings , how much (if any) of a post do you change before you send it out in the world? Do you think that re-drafting a piece can “rob” it of its spontaneity? MY ANSWERS Do you edit your work before posting it? Hardly ever. I just do a quick … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Editing
Today, for #5things, list the types of posts that you love to write. You can give examples and link to them if you like. Here’s my five faves: List Posts Q & A Posts Foodie Posts Book & Movie Reviews A to Z Challenges Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Types of Posts You Love to Write
TODAY’S QUESTIONS How committed are you to your blog? What part,if any,do other bloggers play in your level of commitment? MY ANSWERS How committed are you to your blog? To be honest , my level of commitment keeps varying. When I first launched my blog, I was very committed. Although I posted only once a week in those early days, I spent a lot of … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Level of Commitment
TODAY’S QUESTION When you use a word/term that you think your readers might not know do you think you should add a link to it, or is it a better idea to let people find out on their own? MY ANSWER There are two parts to this question. The first assumes a lack of knowledge on the part of the reader. It would be truer … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Unusual Words
We have been talking about food related topics here on 5things. This week I wanted to break the mould. Oh dear ! That’s another food related metaphor. I am afraid I can’t help myself. I simply love writing about food. This week’s topic is Icebreakers or Conversation starters. Which are your favourites? Here’s my list: 1. It’s terribly hot /cold (according to the time of … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Icebreakers
I was going to call today’s episode Book Inspo but soon remembered that many of you now read on electronic devices. This is the fourth and final part of the inspiration series. TODAY’S QUESTION Does what you read influence or inspire what you write? MY ANSWER I like to think that whatever I write is inspired by or is based on all that I have … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo