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

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. ” ( 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. Continue reading Sunday Poser # 98