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Blogging Insights NF # 53 — ‘Finger exercises’

TODAY’S QUOTE Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my “real” writing. ~Kate Christensen MY THOUGHTS I disagree with this quote to the extent that it implies that blogging is not ‘real’ writing. In my opinion, anything you write, in any medium or on any … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 53 — ‘Finger exercises’

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Blogging Insights NF # 52 — Reading

TODAY’S QUOTE: “The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.“~Jeff Jarvis MY THOUGHTS: If only someone had told me this way back in 2017 when I first thought of blogging . Back then, I wasted a lot of time watching YouTube videos on how to blog. Only some of these videos were any good. The majority were a waste of time … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 52 — Reading

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Blogging Insights NF # 51 — “Good value for money”

TODAY’S QUOTE; ” The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span. ~ Alex Tabarrok MY THOUGHTS: On the blogosphere and on the Internet in general, there are hundreds of posts … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 51 — “Good value for money”

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Blogging Insights NF # 50 “Conversation is King”

TODAY’S QUOTE: Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ~Cory Doctorow MY THOUGHTS: I have said this before– my blog posts begin as conversations in my head. You, the reader, “hear” what I have to say and give your feedback in my comments section. When I reply to your comment, you might make a further observation. Other people can join in, sharing … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 50 “Conversation is King”

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Blogging Insights NF # 49 — “Stick-to-it-ive-ness”

TODAY’S QUOTE: ” The difference between writers who finish books and those who don’t– is that the finishers don’t stop writing until they get to : THE END.” —- Brian Hutchinson, author of Writer’s Doubt. MY THOUGHTS: Today’s quote continues the discussion we began last week. What I wanted from last week’s quote was an emphasis on perseverance for all writers and, by extension, bloggers. … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 49 — “Stick-to-it-ive-ness”

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Blogging Insights NF # 46 Blogging VS Social Media ?

TODAY’S QUOTE “Twitter is like a calling card. Facebook is like a phone call. Blogging is like a full-fledged conversation!” MY THOUGHTS Most of my posts begin as imaginary conversations inside my head. This quote, at first, seemed right up my alley. On second thoughts it is actually about the social media platforms versus blogging. Again, blogging occurs on electronic media and it involves social … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 46 Blogging VS Social Media ?

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Blogging Insights NF — # 45

TODAY’S QUOTE ” Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” — Isaac Asimov. MY THOUGHTS For last week’s blogging insights we discussed writing books or lack thereof. Lots of really useful advice poured in from bloggers who are also published authors. A tip that recurred in several posts was that good writing is all about good editing and it is difficult to have … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF — # 45

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Blogging Insights–New Format– # 44 — Novels etc.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” (W. Somerset Maughum) MY THOUGHTS: Today’s quote divides the blogging community into two groups. 1. The first group includes those who have written/published a novel/novels, also those who are writing one and also those who have thought about writing a novel but have not yet taken the plunge. … Continue reading Blogging Insights–New Format– # 44 — Novels etc.