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Blogging Insights — New Format # 9

I am not a fan of Stephen King because the horror genre does not interest me. Writing tips and advice from him can be found abundantly on the Internet. This has made me keen to read his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. The following quote really speaks to me : “Writing did not save my life, but it has continued to do … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 9

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 8

“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.”― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Quote courtesy goodreads Do you agree, and if so, how far ? In my opinion, a writer/blogger should never write what is untrue (except in fiction, which is a given). At the same time, if there is a … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 8

Blogging Insights — New Format # 4

Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. Today’s quote: “Twitter is like a calling card. Facebook is like a phone call. Blogging is like a full-fledged conversation!” What do you think? Image … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 4

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Blogging Insights — Editing

TODAY’S QUESTIONS Do you edit your work before posting it? Apart from correcting typos and spellings , how much (if any) of a post do you change before you send it out in the world? Do you think that re-drafting a piece can “rob” it of its spontaneity? MY ANSWERS Do you edit your work before posting it? Hardly ever. I just do a quick … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Editing

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Blogging Insights — Level of Commitment

TODAY’S QUESTIONS How committed are you to your blog? What part,if any,do other bloggers play in your level of commitment? MY ANSWERS How committed are you to your blog? To be honest , my level of commitment keeps varying. When I first launched my blog, I was very committed. Although I posted only once a week in those early days, I spent a lot of … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Level of Commitment

Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo

I was going to call today’s episode Book Inspo but soon remembered that many of you now read on electronic devices. This is the fourth and final part of the inspiration series. TODAY’S QUESTION Does what you read influence or inspire what you write? MY ANSWER I like to think that whatever I write is inspired by or is based on all that I have … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo

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Blogging Insights — Unusual Inspo

TODAY’S QUESTION What are some unusual or out of the way sources of inspiration that get you writing? MY ANSWER I want to see how other people play it, but my take on this question is sources of inspiration that I would not have expected. Waiting in the dentist’s or doctor’s office or at the bank etc are rather boring activities where I would expect … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Unusual Inspo

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Blogging Insights — Blogosphere Inspo

TODAY ‘S QUESTION Is the blogosphere a source of writing inspiration for you? How? MY ANSWER The blogosphere is a great source of writing inspiration for me : WordPress Reader The reader exposes me to lots of new facts and ideas. Sometimes just scrolling through it can give me new ideas. Blogger Friends I have made many good friends in the blogging world. I interact … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Blogosphere Inspo

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Blogging Insights — Real Life Inspo

For this month I am going to try something new on Blogging Insights. For the next four weeks we will discuss different aspects of the same theme : Blogging Inspiration. We have discussed what inspires us earlier on this platform. This time let’s do it in a little more detail. So here goes: TODAY’S QUESTION Do real life events and real people inspire your blog … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Real Life Inspo