TODAY’S QUESTIONS: How important is the About page of your blog? What constitutes the perfect About page? How often do you think an About page needs to be updated, and when is the last time you updated yours’ ? MY ANSWERS: How important is the About page of your blog? Your About page is your calling card. It tells people who you are and what … Continue reading Your About Page — Blogging Insights 3.0 # 5
When I re-did the Blogging Insights writing prompt for 2023 , I told you that it would be a mixture of formats. Some weeks, it would be questions, while for others, there would be a quote to discuss. Let’s dissect today’s quote to pieces : TODAY’S QUOTE: “Writing is always difficult, but easier with something to say.” From “Bridge of Clay” by Marcus Zusak. MY … Continue reading “Something to say.” — Blogging Insights 3.0 # 4
TODAY’S QUESTIONS: How do writing prompts affect your creativity? Do they expand it, or do they restrict it? Can they be considered ‘real’ or ‘true’ writing? What is your favourite kind of prompt? MY ANSWERS : How do writing prompts affect your creativity? Do they expand it, or do they restrict it? When I first started blogging, I was skeptical of writing prompts. I thought … Continue reading Writing Prompts-Blogging Insights 3.0 # 3
For today’s installment of Blogging Insights, I am going with the Q and A format. TODAY’S QUESTIONS : Do you write directly on a device? Are you old school, do you write on paper first?Do you re-draft? If so, how many times? MY ANSWERS: Do you write directly on a device? Are you old school, do you write on paper first? When I launched my … Continue reading How do you write? Blogging Insights 3.0 – 2
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” VS “Break the mold.” Which of these do you believe, as pertaining to your blogging? My Thoughts: Today’s topic applies directly to blogging and to this prompt in particular. About a year after I had begun Blogging Insights in its Q&A format, I got a little bored with it. I asked other bloggers what to do. Blogger Rory … Continue reading Blogging Insights 3.0 — 1
I began the Blogging Insights prompt more than three years ago. At that time it had a Q and A format inspired by Rory Matier’s ‘Blog Series Questions’ and Fandango’s FPQ (Fandango’s Provocative Question). Blogging Insights was my first attempt at running a prompt, and I was pleasantly surprised that it took off. We discussed many topics relating to blogging/writing. I learned a lot from … Continue reading Blogging Insights 3.0 — Mixing it up.
TODAY’S QUOTE ” Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one!” — Brad Paisley. MY THOUGHTS A fresh start, a new beginning; these are good any time. You don’t need a particular date for them. In fact, you don’t even need the calendar. Being the beginning of a new calendar year, I know fresh starts are on everyone’s … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF — #65 New Year, New Slate
TODAY’S QUOTE “A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing. “ MY THOUGHTS I tend to disagree with quotes that I post here more often than I endorse them. But today’s offering is one that I agree with completely. Even though I am not a professional writer, not thinking about writing seems a bit like … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 65 — Holidays for writers/bloggers?
TODAY’S QUOTE “The only truly universal writing advice is ‘If it works, it works.’” MY THOUGHTS Before we discuss today’s quote, I would like to address something else. The words ‘only’ or ‘truly’ or ‘universal’ are often used by people by way of emphasis or exaggeration. Also, when I post a quote it is open to criticism; in fact, I have the most fun when … Continue reading Blogging Insights – NF # 64 : Writing Advice
TODAY’S QUOTE ” What I’m really concerned about is reaching one person.” — Jorge Luis Borges MY THOUGHTS Looking at this quote, I asked myself this question, “Who exactly am I writing for?” I think the answer should be, ” Whoever cares to read.” So like the author of Today’s Quote, I am happy for my writing to reach just one person. The ‘reaching out’ … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 63 — Reaching out