Blogging Insights NF # 63 — Reaching out

TODAY’S QUOTE ” What I’m really concerned about is reaching one person.” — Jorge Luis Borges MY THOUGHTS Looking at this quote, I asked myself this question, “Who exactly am I writing for?” I think the answer should be, ” Whoever cares to read.” So like the author of Today’s Quote, I am happy for my writing to reach just one person. The ‘reaching out’ … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 63 — Reaching out

Blogging Insights – NF # 62 : Intuition

TODAY’S QUOTE “Here’s the only blogging tip you really need: always follow your intuition.” – Kelly Thoreson MY THOUGHTS Merriam Webster defines intuition as “the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference” A simpler definition says that it is “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.” Before I launched my blog, … Continue reading Blogging Insights – NF # 62 : Intuition

Blogging Insights NF # 61 – Distraction

TODAY’S QUOTE “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.” MY THOUGHTS Today’s quote reminds me of one of my father’s favourite quotes : ” Genius is 1 % inspiration, and 99 % perspiration.” Maybe today’s quote is an updated version of this older one. Genius or inspiration has been upgraded to 3 %. You can equate ‘staying off … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 61 – Distraction

Blogging Insights NF #60 — Memories of Melanie

Today’s Blogging Insights post departs from its usual format. I am dedicating this space to the memory of our dear friend Melanie B. Cee, who passed away yesterday. A good friend Melanie was a very supportive and warm hearted friend. She always had something positive to say about my posts. More than once, I thought of ending this Blogging Insights prompt but Melanie would say … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF #60 — Memories of Melanie

Blogging Insights NF # 59

TODAY’S QUOTE ” I think I am about 5 for 500 when it comes to successful ideas versus flops. “ MY THOUGHTS Before I go any further, I would like to elaborate on ‘successful’. Does a successful idea mean one that materialises into something tangible, such as a post? Or is a successful idea one that is a hit with readers or audiences etc? If … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 59

Blogging Insights NF # 58

TODAY’S QUOTE “Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.” — Michael Coniff MY THOUGHTS According to Merriam-Webster, a blog is “a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer”. In this way a blog is, by definition a piece of content that is whatever a writer makes it. This makes today’s quote … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 58

Blogging Insights NF # 57 : Creative Clutter VS Neatness

TODAY’S QUOTE ” I like working among ‘creative clutter‘ . It gives me a sense of activity and achievement. ” — Fennel Hudson. MY THOUGHTS You are familiar with the stereotypical image of an artist or writer. The stereotype is someone with messy hair, rumpled clothing and cluttered surroundings. Different people need different surroundings to be creative. Some like to be surrounded by “creative clutter”. … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 57 : Creative Clutter VS Neatness

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

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

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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