Blogging——-3 Good thing about my blog?


QQ: What Are 3 Good Things About Your Blog?

Rory is always keen to know and today he has asked this question. What are three good things about your blog?

First of all, let me clarify that I write two types of posts on my blog.

1. The posts for which I created this blog. These are things about which I feel deeply and want to share my thoughts about them with my readers.

2. The daily and weekly prompts driven posts which sometimes carry my main theme and sometimes are quirky and spontaneous stories and poem. So although I get a lot of positive feedback on these too, I consider them my growing and improving post. This is how I am learning to write better.

So when I say what are the three good things about my blog, I am referring to the first type of posts.

I am not one of those who like to blow their own trumpet. And I honestly cannot say outright what are the three good things about my blog. So I am judging myself from the perspective of my readers. The comments I get on my posts have given me the idea the following are three reasons that people read my blog;

1. I write about a variety of subjects and try to write informed posts. So that whoever is reading, should get correct information.

2. I write on topics which are close to my heart and hence I convey a sincerity in my writing that appeals to the reader.

3. When I write about any issue which has a significant impact on our lives, it is from the point of view of a person who is equally affected by it. So it’s not in a sermonizing tone but in a let’s solve this problem together tone. This sharing makes it more real for the reader.

Written in answer to;

QQ: What are 3 good things about your blog?

By Rory, AKA Bloke




Tale Weaver #218–Blogging April 11/2019



This week Michael has given us the prompt Blogging.

He says;

This week write about your blogging experiences.

What does blogging mean to you?

What for you are the highs and lows?

You can tell your story in a factual way or tell it as a story.

Go where the prompt leads you and have fun.

Please limit your responses to a maximum of 500 – 600 words

Link your tales using the linking tool below.

What does blogging means to me

The moment I start to blog, it seems to me

I have entered a world of beautiful landscapes

I read wonderful stories and tales of adventures

I get wisdom from the sages and quotes of philosophers

My imagination soars to the sky as I ponder on new ideas

I put my thoughts into words and stories and rhymes emerge

There comes a kind word or remark from a friend

Encouraging, building up my confidence and skill

It is my beautiful world of blogging!

Written in response to;

Tale Weaver #218–Blogging April 11/19



Photo Challenge #258

Ciara The Painter @bodypaintqueen

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

Tasha was a big fan of horror comedies. She took joy in watching the bizarre horror filled scenes which invoked her funny bone. So when the city wanted to put on something different for a event being organized for Halloween , she volunteered to be the main attraction of the event. She worked hard on achieving just the right effect and spent days perfecting it.

On the day of the event, she was delighted to hear the gasps of dis-belief and jittery laughter. It did looked like a human skeleton riding on a skeleton of a horse. In an interview, she explained that getting the bones of the horse were the most difficult part of the whole gig.

Written in response to;

photo Challenge #258

Hosted by ;Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Blogging——-Another milestone for my blog!

Thank you all the people who have chosen to follow my blog and read and encourage my writing. I am deeply grateful to all of you.

I started my blog on September 6th and on April 8th , I got my 1001st follower.

I have written 833 posts and have had more than 45000 views, with more than 15500 visitors.

This is super amazing of you all.

Thanks once again.




Blogging———- Noticed something strange about some posts

So here is an observation. Not a criticism.

Have you noticed that in some blogs posts, two words are merged together, making reading them a time consuming task.

It takes me twice as much time to read a post where two words are merged together, much like the merging lanes of a highway. It would look something like this;

Whatis theidea behindyour post?

Can you read this easily?

Unfortunately, I cannot. Maybe I am wired differently but seeing words which are looking unfamiliar makes reading them a chore for me.

And I believe that I know who is the culprit behind these confusing merged words!

Correct me if I am wrong but I have started seeing this phenomenon after some people started using the new Gutenberg editor!

This was lamented by someone that editing with the new editor is a difficult job. I have stayed away from trying this because I am new to blogging and writing is already a challenge for me, though it is getting easier with time. But if this all is happening when people are using the new editor, then WordPress should fix the problem. Because when I write with my current regular editor, if I make spelling or grammatical errors, it corrects them or highlights them for me to correct them manually. Why then the new editor is letting these words slip by into the published posts?

My humble requested these bloggers is to please check with spellcheck to correct these errors before posting because if we cannot read your posts what is the aim of writing?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments.



Keep It Alive – Truly Inspired #53

My interview for the Truly inspired series by Rory, of A Guy Called Bloke

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!


Truly Inspired Series

Truly Inspired Directory

1] Blog Name

Keep it Alive

2] What is your blog’s specific genre?

It started as a blog with the purpose of addressing issues facing women over the age of 50. My other passion is diet and weight management. But after a few months of blogging, I am doing different daily and weekly prompts, puzzles and games too.

3] How old is your Blog?

I started my blog on 6th of September. That makes it about five months old.

4] Why did you feel the need to start an actual blog?

I started to blog on a whim. Just to see if I could write. And now it’s become a passion for me.

5] What age were you when you first started to write?

I used to write poem for myself only in my school days. And would weave stories in my mind as…

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The Versatile Blogger Award # 2, 3, and 4



Kristian of The Tales from the mind of Kristian and Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess have very kindly nominated me for Versatile Blogger Award. Then there was another surprise nomination by Julie B of One pound at a time.


Please spare a few moments to check out the blogs of these wonderful bloggers. Kristian and Beckie have been blogging for some time now and you will find great posts at their blogs. Julie B is our new friend here at blogging family. Please welcome her and show her some love. These lovely bloggers have really overwhelmed me by their generous gesture. Thank you so much, Beckie, Kristian and Julie B.


The Rules

1. If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award!

2. Thank the person who gave you the award and includes a link to their blog.

3. Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.

4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My nominees;

Lisa of All About Life

Crimson Prose

Alethea of Not Tomatoes

Beth of I didn’t have my glasses on

Riddles from the Middle

Fandango Of This That and the Other

Top of JC’s Mind

Hugh’s Views and News

Paula of Light Motifs II

Li of Tao-Talk

Stoner on a roller coaster

Tom of Slumdog Soldier



Seven Things about me;

1. It’s been almost seven months since I have been blogging.

2. Blogging for me was an impulsive decision but I am enjoying it extremely.

3. I love watching animated movies

4. Agatha Christie and Georgette Hayer are all time favorite authors of mine.

5. When my grandson was learning to read, I used to read Dr Seuss to him and I fell in love with these books which have a lot of life’s messages in them.

6. I try to walk daily and it helps me to think up new ideas for my writing!

7. I am very grateful to all my friends in this blogging world for their support and encouragement.


I am hoping that all these wonderful people who I have nominated for the Versatile Blogging Award will find some time for accepting this award and paying it forward.




Blogging—— Where do you find Inspiration?

Where do you find inspiration for what you write or post every day?

This is an important aspect of blogging life. We are sometimes hit with a new, innovative idea while we are doing something else. And sometimes we can think, think and think ( like Winnie the Pooh ) and come up blank.

So how to maintain this stream of new, wonderful ideas flowing through without a blockage? You find a million ways listed on different blogs and websites on the internet to wake up your creative brain. They have useful advice, no doubt about it. I don’t specifically follow that advice! I try to store up my creative ideas whenever I get one. Take out the phone, it’s usually the most handy, and jot it down.

1. Creativity flows when the blood flow increases through the brain, so during a walk or a jog you can get innovative ideas.

2. Distraction helps too! When working on something else I get brilliant ideas and have to write them down.

3. Just before going to sleep or in the middle of the night, an idea can come to you that can be the making of a great post.

4. And sometimes you sit and start writing and ideas flow through your fingers onto the screen.

5. Reading books, blogs and other informative articles also helps us in getting useful ideas.

How do you find inspiration?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments.