Blogging Insights – New Format – #18

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Dr. Tanya is our host for Blogging Insights.

Blogging is a beautiful skill to express your feelings quote

“Blogging is a beautiful skill to express your feelings & emotions to the right people out there.”

Blogging quote and image courtesy Google

I don’t know how “skilled” I am at blogging, but I know it gives me great joy. I started blogging as a way to recover from PTSD. My goal was to spend a year looking for things to be grateful for. The more I looked for gratitude, the more I found.   

The bonus has been that the “right” people enjoy reading my blogs. I am very grateful for the comments and interactions with others. I typically spend more time on reading other people’s  blogs than  on writing my own.

I learn about blogging and about how others think when I read blogs. I hope that my blogs come across as me expressing my truth. That is always my goal. 



Blogging Insights #12

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Dr. Tanya is using her new format to question our thoughts on a quote.

writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted

” Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.” — Jules Renard

I agree with this statement very much. When writing, the expectation is that the reader may have an opinion, but they can’t interrupt your thoughts.

The only exception would be when I free write. I often answer myself when I am writing pages and pages of thoughts. Even I, can argue with myself. 

Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

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Dr. Tanya brings us her new style Blogging InsightsHer quote today is from Margaret Atwood.

Dr. Tanya asksWho do you write for? Yourself, your readers, or posterity? I would love to know.

I write for myself. I started writing on a blog for my mental health. I continued because I like the opportunity to use my brain. I wrote for a long time with no responses, no likes, no comments. It didn’t matter. I was getting healthy.   

I write now because I really enjoy the community. I like to respond to prompts that make me think. I probably use them as a crutch in some ways.  They are an automatic focus. When I have the time and energy, I really enjoy adding prompts from different blogs. Those stretch my blogging muscles.

I am thoroughly enjoying the Thursday blogging prompt Maggie and I are sharing. I appreciate the work that others put into their prompts much more now.   

Who knows if down the road, I will feel differently. Right now, it is good for me, it brings me happiness, and I like my fellow bloggers.

Blogging Insights – # 4

Dr. Tanya has a new format that has us respond to a quote of her choice. Today’s is:

I do not have a Twitter account, so that format is a mystery to me. The only thing I know about it, is that there is a limit to the characters.  I agree that Facebook is like a phone call because you can reply back and forth for an extended period of time. IMHO blogging is a full conversation, but  typically one sided. When/if someone responds to a blog, it rarely is of any great length. 


Blogging Insights – July 18

Dr. Tanya over at Salted Caramel hosts Blogging Insights. She has decided to change things up a bit. In he new format, she will post a quote about blogging and our task is to respond to it. Today she gives us:

I think there are many people that are experts in a particular topic who put a great deal of time and effort into their blogs. In those cases, one might argue that it is indeed like rocket science.

Then there is me. I blog for the shear enjoyment of it. It is good for my mental health and emotional well being. There are times when I am going through too much physical or emotional pain to blog. I know that once I start again, I am doing better. It is not rocket science for me. It is me, being me and putting whatever I have into it.