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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

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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

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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

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

This week , I am breaking the mould completely and not posting something about blogging or writing. ” Did you know that 1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939 ? “ I found the above quote on WhatsApp and don’t know what source to credit. Anyone with slightly greater mental math skills than mine would know this already. Those of us … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

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