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Blogging Insights – New Format # 14

” A non writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” — Franz Kafka At first this quote seemed a bit of an exaggeration. Upon reflection, and particularly on reading that almost every blogger says some time or the other that blogging is a saver of their sanity, I became convinced. All bloggers, except maybe those who just post images, are writers. Kafka’s quote therefore applies … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 14

5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

Last Tuesday we did a post on your five most common emotions during the pandemic. Going through all your responses, the balance was predominantly negative – sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness and many similar ones. Yet we have come through the last 14 to 18 months somehow. This week I ask you to list the ways you kept those pandemic blues at bay. Here is my … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 13

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.” — E.L. Doctorow I think this is what it means to “show and not tell”. What do you think? You can tell me what you think by leaving a reply in my comments section. Better still why not write a … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 13

5 ThingsTuesday: Feelings / Emotions you felt most often during the Pandemic

The Covid 19 Pandemic is far from over. It has been around for 14 to 18 months (depending on when it hit your region). This is long enough for you to recognise the feelings/emotions you have experienced most often. Desolation When the first lockdown was imposed in my city in March 2020, it came at the end of a very busy time. Winter is the … Continue reading 5 ThingsTuesday: Feelings / Emotions you felt most often during the Pandemic

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

Today’s quote is from celebrated author Margaret Atwood. ” Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.” — Margaret Atwood Who do you write for? Yourself, your readers, or posterity? I would love to know. You can tell me what you think by leaving a reply in my comments section. Better … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

5 Things Tuesday: Favourite Rainy Day Activities

It has been pouring cats and dogs in Lahore last week. We are experiencing late monsoon rains. They usually occur in July and August. Torrential rain means we don’t go out unless absolutely necessary, since there is a lot of water on the roads. This week I thought it would be fun to list my favourite rainy day activities. 5 Favourite Rainy Day Activities Frying … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday: Favourite Rainy Day Activities

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 10

I saw this on Instagram the other day and thought it would be interesting to discuss it on Blogging Insights: ” What I mind in modern society very much is the awful lack of grammar. ” — Ruth Rendell One sees deplorable grammar in many places on the Internet. Sometimes it is passed off as abbreviations and contractions. Most of the time people just don’t … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 10