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Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing

TODAY’S QUOTE “Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” Andrew Sullivan MY THOUGHTS Having been extremely sedentary all my liffe, I wouldn’t know the first thing about extreme sports or athletics. I can’t make any comparisons or draw any parallels there. Free form, yes; your blog … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words

TODAY’S QUOTE: ” I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it , until it begins to shine.” Emily Dickinson. MY THOUGHTS I chose this quote as a challenge since I cannot seem to relate to it, having never chosen my words with any particular care.My words are generally meant to convey … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words

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Blogging Insights — New Format#38 — experience

TODAY’S QUOTE; “In order to write about life first you must live it.” Ernest Hemingway MY THOUGHTS: Many people write about their experiences and this makes for very interesting reading both in fiction and in non fiction. Yet the “must” portion of the above quote does not follow. Writers can and do use their imaginations to create alternate realities that have nothing to do with … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format#38 — experience

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Blogging Insights-New Format #35 – See no evil …..

I am sure you are all very familiar with this quote, or saying, or whatever: See no evil, hear no evil , speak no evil. You may well ask what this has to do with writing or blogging. A great deal, in fact. Blogging has a lot to do with opinions and views. When you publish a post, it is interesting only when you infuse … Continue reading Blogging Insights-New Format #35 – See no evil …..

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 33 — Different & Unique

TODAY’S QUOTE: Matt Wolfe “There’s a lot of information out there for free, so you’ve got to figure out what makes your information different.” MY THOUGHTS: I basically agree with this quote, but like someone said “it’s all in the details“. Let’s take the example of clothes : two women can wear the same dress but end up looking different. The way they do their … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 33 — Different & Unique

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 32 — The Internet

“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.” (Dick Costolo) This quote applies quite aptly to blogging so I completely agree with it. I have often told the story of how and why I launched my blog. … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 32 — The Internet

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Blogging Insights — New Format # Focus on Readers

“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers. ” – Brian Clark Continuing last week’s theme of generating interest today’s quote focuses on readers too. Brian Clark wants you to produce content that is great for your readers. What kind of content is great for readers? Won’t that depend on who the readers are? Unless you … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # Focus on Readers

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Blogging Insights — New Format # — Interesting Blog

“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.” Lee Odden. Today’s quote is by Lee Odden, a marketing strategist, author, speaker and social media expert. What he has said here about blogging is true of any activity which involves interaction between people. Conversation, letters and blogging , all are social interactions. The more interest you take in others, the more interesting … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # — Interesting Blog

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 29 — Spam

TODAY’S QUOTE: “Successful people don’t spam.” — Adrienne Smith MY VIEWS: I might not be particularly successful as a blogger but I definitely do not spam. In my humble opinion, this quote should have been, ” Honest people don’t spam. “ WordPress has a free built-in plug in called Akismet which filters spam, the malicious content that can infiltrate our comments section. Inspite of this … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 29 — Spam