Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights
What has your blogging experience taught you?
This is a very interesting question, Tanya.
Blogging has changed a lot of things for me.
On a personal level;
I have realized that I love writing short poems and stories. I also enjoy interacting with people here in the blogosphere. Meeting so many new people through my blog, I have learned a lot about people. My knowledge has broadened and so has my mind.
I have gained insight into how different people think and why. I have also learned a lot about mental health issues. Blogging has brought awareness to me about different cultures around the world.
The fact that through my blog I am connected to so many people from all over the world, is in itself very precious to me.
From my writing and blogging point of view;
My mostly untested writing skills have improved over the last two and a half years. I have learned to be succinct and express myself clearly in fewer words.
I can write short stories now and if I go by the response I get, people like them.
Poetry was one thing that I hadn’t written since my school days. I have learned to express my ideas and feelings through poems rather well if I say so myself.
For my mental health;
It will be no surprise to anyone that blogging improves the mental health of a blogger. I can write out whatever is in my heart and mind. It’s like having a therapy session for free. I get to read a lot about what others are going through and it gives me context regarding my own feelings.
Our blogging community is very supportive and they are always here for us.
On running a weekly prompt;
In October 2019, I took over the weekly prompt which was previously hosted by late Hélène, What do you see! It is a very rewarding experience. The prompt was very kindly given a lot of support and today I posted WDYS # 78 in this series. Hosting a prompt is an incredible experience. I love how everyone sees something different in the same image and their responses are interesting to read.
For the last six months, I ask a question every Sunday, the Sunday Poser. It has also gained popularity with time.
I can say that my life has been enriched by my blogging experience.
Thank you Tanya for this interesting question.