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Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — “Hard work:

TODAY’S QUOTE “The desire to write well cannot be fulfilled without hard work.^ — Dean Koontz My friend Melanie B. Cee found this quote for me. MY THOUGHTS This quote resonates with another older saying “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well”. Coming back to “writing well” we first need to define what it means. For Dean Koontz who is primarily … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — “Hard work:

5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore

5 Things Tuesday After the pandemic and during the current geopolitical situation inflation is on an upward spiral. This leads you to evaluate more carefully what you spend on. It seems like a good idea to do a couple of 5things posts on shopping decisions. Today I ask you to list 5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore Here’s my list: Magazines Growing up, I loved … Continue reading 5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 42 — “Read a lot”

TODAY’S QUOTE: “You need to read everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Read history, historical fiction, biography. Read mystery novels, fantasy, SF, horror, mainstream, literary classics, adventure, satire. Every writer has something to teach you, for good or ill. (And yes, you can learn from bad books as well as good ones — what not to do).”George R.R. Martin, via the author’s FAQ for fans MY … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 42 — “Read a lot”

5 Things You Are Glad You Bought

5 Things Tuesday After the pandemic and during the current geopolitical situation inflation is on an upward spiral. This leads you to evaluate more carefully what you spend on. It seems like a good idea to do a couple of 5things posts on shopping decisions. Today I ask you to list 5 Things You Are Glad You Bought Here’s my list: My Smart phone It … Continue reading 5 Things You Are Glad You Bought

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 41 — “perfection”

TODAY’S QUOTE : “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood MY THOUGHTS Margaret Atwood is one of my current favourite authors. I have read two books by her: Alias Grace and The Testaments and am currently on my third, The Handmaid’s Tale. I have also bought a book of essays by her called Burning Questions. Some of these … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 41 — “perfection”

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5 “Cheat Day” Foods

5 Things Tuesday In current times, the concept of a Chrat Day has become quite popular among dieters. They “eat clean” six days a week and then eat their favourite high calorie “forbidden ” food on the seventh. I personally do not like this idea very much. It is far more enjoyable to have a little of what you fancy when you want rather than … Continue reading 5 “Cheat Day” Foods

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing

TODAY’S QUOTE “Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” Andrew Sullivan MY THOUGHTS Having been extremely sedentary all my liffe, I wouldn’t know the first thing about extreme sports or athletics. I can’t make any comparisons or draw any parallels there. Free form, yes; your blog … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing

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5 Fave Healthy Foods

5 things Tuesday The Internet is full of advice about what food is healthy and what food will rot our teeth and our brains. In an attempt to live longer healthier lives and to avoid falling prey to pandemics you might be trying to eat healthier. Health foods or healthy foods do not always have to be the less tasty option. Thankfully there ae several … Continue reading 5 Fave Healthy Foods

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words

TODAY’S QUOTE: ” I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it , until it begins to shine.” Emily Dickinson. MY THOUGHTS I chose this quote as a challenge since I cannot seem to relate to it, having never chosen my words with any particular care.My words are generally meant to convey … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words