Blogging Insights # 11 – Writing vs Blogging

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writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted

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

What do you think?


Do I agree?

Of course, I do. Any one would agree with this statement. But it’s not the complete picture, is it?

Writing is a lonely pastime. One can pontificate without being interrupted but we don’t get the benefit of debate. We share our opinions and that is it. What could be counterarguments, we don’t get the benefit of those as till the writing is read by others, they won’t be able to share their opinions.

In comparison, blogging is a different cup of tea altogether. When we write a post and state our opinions, stories, or poems, immediately after posting them, we get feedback from others.

Though we write without interruptions, we do get the advantage of counter-arguments when others share their views on our writing. I think this way we get the best of both worlds. We can say what we want without anyone stopping us or correcting us and yet if we are in the wrong, or our views are outdated, people out there help to set us right.

And thinking along these lines, I would say that blogging is even better than writing books because an author doesn’t know how people would react to their story till the book is completed, published, and sold. While a blogger gets instant feedback and has the advantage when any flaws or discrepancies are caught by their readers and corrected there and then.

Thank you Tanya for this interesting topic for today’s Blogging Insights




39 thoughts on “Blogging Insights # 11 – Writing vs Blogging

  1. Wonderful perspective on that quote. I’d only change it a slight bit (my opinion) in that writing (for me anyway) is never lonely. All those characters ‘talking’ and moving around and wondering what to do and where to go. It’s noisy when I write! 😆🤩🤗

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  2. My lecturer used to state that once writing was in the public domain the reader makes their own interpretation and you loss control of it. So even if the reader can’t provide a counter argument, the piece isn’t stagnant. Meaning evolves in the public sphere. I cite Noddy and Big Ears as an example

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  3. I just have a technical question. I’ve been blogging free for over a year, get visitors and support, but no comments. Does free blogs allow for commentary, or is that for paid?

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    1. Every plan allows comments. You should get more involved with the community and comment on other posts. Also check your spam folder for comment. Maybe your settings don’t allow comment. Try to comment on your own post and see.


  4. I will add another point to this. I think blogging also helps many people who have an innate aptitude for writing and who, if directed rightly could become great authors, but remain reticent about taking the traditional route of writing a book, taking it to a publushing house and becoming a certified author because this process intimidates them. There might be many natural born or self-trained writers who would remain hidden from the world if not for blogging. It gives a lot of people a much more comfortable medium than traditional publishing.

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