12 Bloggerz! June 2020 — A Guy Called Bloke

Welcome to 12 Bloggerz … the monthly topical question feature …. Game #2 – June 2020 Meet the Bloggerz Directory We live in a questioning world so it’s hardly surprising that there are so many questions that are asked by people every day, week and month is it? 432 more words

How spontaneous are you?

How spontaneous are you ?

On a spontaneity scale of 1 to 10, I would rate myself as 5 or 6. I generally like to prepare and plan ahead especially where important things are concerned. However, I am not a total stick in the mud. I like the occasional impromptu outing.

How flirtatious would you say you are and if that is not the word you would use then try the alternatives of ‘teasing or playful’ either way – how much are you of this?

How flirtatious would you say you are and if that is not the word you would use then try the alternatives of ‘teasing or playful’ either way – how much are you of this?

I suppose I am fairly playful and like to goof off and romp with my kids occasionally.

How serious are you as a person?

Not particularly serious. I try to see the humorous side of everything. Sometimes people don’t appreciate this. However, I believe that even hardship or adversity can be easier to bear if you keep your outlook fun and upbeat.

Do you think the older we become certain emotions are easier to handle – say as an example ‘grief?’
Do you think the older we become certain emotions are easier to handle – say as an example ‘grief?’

As I grow older, I worry far less about things that used to cause me no end of anxiety. This has allowed me to handle emotions like grief or anger far easier than earlier. Now nothing bothers me as much as it used to. Experience has shown me that , “this too shall pass”

What is the most adventurous thing you have done to date?

What is the most adventurous thing you have done to date?

Launching my blog was a great adventure though it might not seem “adventurous”.

What’s the craziest or riskiest thing you have ever done and simply got away with it or gotten caught doing it?

What’s the craziest or riskiest thing you have ever done and simply got away with it or gotten caught doing it?

Crossing a traffic signal at an amber light is an occasional misdemeanor that I sometimes indulge in. It has not landed me in any trouble yet .

What do you think the future is of dating and other ‘other’ now that social distancing has become part of your life? Will your life ‘up close and personal’ with people now be different?

What do you think the future is of dating and other ‘other’ now that social distancing has become part of your life? Will your life ‘up close and personal’ with people now be different?

Life in the post pandemic world promises to be very different from what we were used to. It is an evolving scenario. Let’s see where it finally takes us.

How different do you really think you are to the next person – are you prim and proper, or straight laced and serious, wild and abandoned or rebellious and controversial?

How different do you really think you are to the next person – are you prim and proper, or straight laced and serious, wild and abandoned or rebellious and controversial

I don’t think I would like to put myself in any of these compartments. Like most people, I am a mixture of several different characteristics. One or the other of these becomes predominant according to prevailing circumstances.

During this time of global concern how has your thinking changed with regards the planet, conservation, climate issues …..or has it not changed one little bit?

During this time of global concern how has your thinking changed with regards the planet, conservation, climate issues …..or has it not changed one little bit?

I don’t think anyone (except turtles who live in a hard shell) has been immune to change in the pandemic. Personally, I have discovered that I can live happily without acquiring more possessions.

What ‘topical issues’ considered ‘taboo’ by society are you deeply passionate with and about to the point of doing something about it?

>What ‘topical issues’ considered ‘taboo’ by society are you deeply passionate with and about to the point of doing something about it?

Mental illness is still a taboo despite its increasing prevalence. I would like to work towards awareness and acceptance regarding this issue.

What’s more important and or is there a difference between ‘Friendship and Companionship and if so what is that difference?

What’s more important and or is there a difference between ‘Friendship and Companionship and if so what is that difference?

I think ‘friendship ‘ means ‘wanting to be there” while ‘companionship’ is ‘just being there’

What is your passion with regards writing genres – 1] what is your chosen genre and 2] what is the genre you might like to write about but lack confidence to start?

What is your passion with regards writing genres – 1] what is your chosen genre and 2] what is the genre you might like to write about but lack confidence to start

Ah! You have struck a raw nerve. I like to write about so many things that I find it difficult to pick a specific niche or genre. After two years of blogging I am nowhere near a decision than when I started out.

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7 thoughts on “12 Bloggerz! June 2020 — A Guy Called Bloke

  1. Marvelously answered Tanya – thank you for that – but tell me, the raw nerve – why do you feel you must have a specific niche to write into? Would the niche for want of a description perhaps be best described as ‘Lifestyle’ which then covers many topics?

    My niche and l do have one is ‘eclecticism’ which is basically entertaining variety – but it’s not really a niche.

    As sadje has said try various till you find comfort however l know you wish to derive an income from your blog somewhere in the future l would say ‘lifestyle’ is one of the better paths to follow that up with 🙂

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    1. Thank you Rory.
      And thank you on the input on the niche/genre issue which has been plaguing me since I launched my blog.

      I guess Lifestyle remains as my genre by default. I might add motivation/personal development too since Iike to write those kind of posts too.

      Why I must have a niche?
      Two reasons:
      All blogging advice insists on a niche.
      Like you said I would ultimately like to earn something from my blog if only to cover the expense of my WordPress plan.

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      1. Sometimes Tanya – you should ignore so called advice – if it aint set in stone it is still open to interpretation and as to earning a monetary income from the blog there are many alternatives that earn incomes from blogging that do not centre around the directivity of the blog itself.

        When it comes to earning money from a blog directly there are only a few pathways and one of those is advertsing and one of the biggest flaws with advertising from your blog is 1] you need a lot of clicks per advert to make it viable and 2] people are becoming very tired of seeing advertising on platforms – hence why the sassy folks look for indirect monetary routes.

        I intend to earn an income digitally online and my blog will be part of it, but it’ll not be hyperfocused on my blog producing it.

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