Blogging Insights # 14- Blogging an Art or Science

Dr. Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights

The Nature of BloggingQuestions ;

1. Is blogging an art or science?

I think that depends upon what sort of blog you have. A technical blog can be called scientific. And some of the aspects of blogging are related to technology too. The actual setting up of a blog and its writing on a laptop or any other electronic device also calls for some basic scientific knowledge.

Another important factor in blogging is time management and that is to my mind purely scientific. Divide your time judicially between real life and blogging in a way that you don’t suffer from its stress.

The rest, the creative, the imaginative part of actual writing is an art form. The more artistic you are, the better blogger you will be.

2. Can people without a “natural talent” for writing become bloggers?

They can and they do. You must have seen some bloggers who post pictures or drawings or recipes on their blogs. They do very well. In fact, there are some who even make lots of money from these blogs. Then there are those who mostly reblog. They just select the best content from the blogosphere and share it with their readers! Viola!!! No talent for writing required at all. ( I am sure that they would be a very talented writer on their own ).

3. Have you ever taken or taught a blogging course?

No, the thought of taking a course did occur to me initially but I was lazy and thought I would learn by doing it. And I did learn a lot from the bloggers I follow. As for teaching, well I am not qualified enough to teach but I do share any tips about blogging when I feel that they will be helpful to others.




Share Your World 1-20-20


I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or, alternatively,  leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks! 


Where do you get your news?

Sometimes, friends and family share tidbits of news with me. Otherwise no TV, no papers or any other form of news for me as it gets me either very sad or very very angry.

What ‘old person’ thing do you do?

Try to go to sleep at 9 in the evening. Avoid noise and places with too many people. Try to set people straight regarding behavior and language.

When was the coldest you’ve ever been?   The warmest?

With my memory, I don’t recall what the temperature was like last month so I really can’t remember when I was too hot or too cold!

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine?

If it looks alright and smells okay, I will eat it myself. But I won’t ask my family to eat it. But in case of meds, I would toss them out as soon as they expire.


Gratitude (not mandatory to participate in)

If you’d like to, please share some gratitude from your life.   

Though it’s a simple thing I am grateful that I am sticking to my diet and have lost around 25 pounds and all my tests were normal at my B last doctor’s visit.



321 Quote Me- Balance

Rory is the host of 321 Quote Me

Season 5

321 Quote Me Directory

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke

A Guy Called Bloke Feature 321 Quote Me Comm Prompt JPEG

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic

Post 2 pieces of music on topic.

Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.











Lost in the woods- Frozen 2



Friends- Anna Marie










Riddikky 15 ninths and 31 Shades of…..

Rory has come up with a new game!

Season 1 – Game 1



Sometimes you just need to launch without an explanation so without further ado … let’s go!

Okay, perhaps that not fair – alrighty then – a brief guideline … Some things in life are true, others are false and some are just plain Riddikky –

… your job is to try and determine if my Riddikky is actually Riddikky or just unusual and true or horribly false! Then once you have determined that – using your Underlined Riddikky Prompt Clues create a 200 word Flash Fiction tale or poem using the Topical Prompt Phrase. 

Don’t forget though at the bottom of your entry to provide the answers to the questions – in ‘True, False of Riddikky!’

What’s Riddikky?? Seriously? 

Think Harry, think Hogwarts and then think Riddikulus!

[Although l might suggest you read this in my actual blog rather than just the black and white version]

Topical Prompt Phrase – “You’re Joking Right?”


Someone around the world can solve the Rubik’s Cube one-handed and blindfolded in 45.3 seconds!

True! And it’s me!


There is a Brazilian spider that has 12 furry and electric blue legs!



Jupiter and not Mars or Saturn but Jupiter is the one planet after the fourth from the sun!



Mulder’s Scully was born in Chicago, Illinois



It was actually Coldmail that was launched in 1996 and Hotmail launched in 1997


Just after blackmail!!



The Clockwork Orange’s gang were better known as the Goonies.



Marie Curie’s husband was called Georgie.


Not Georgie Porgie but Larry!



What would you rather Bee or the Wasp that makes honey and if so which one?


🐝 I would rather a Bee makes honey!

So … to recap in the world of ‘RiDDiKKy – 15 9ths and 31 Shades of’ – There are 8 statements above – some are just Riddikky, others are unusual and true and some are horribly false! Your task is to determine what is what, then using the underlined prompts create a 200 word Flash Fiction Tale, Story or Poem on the topical Prompt of ‘You’re joking Right?’

A Guy Called Bloke Feature Ridikky


I’ll tell you a secret

That I can solve a

Rubik’s cube in 45.3 seconds, blindfolded

Even if a Brazilian spider

Is crawling up my legs

But there are certain conditions

That need to be full filled before

The Sun needs to be opposite Jupiter and Mars

And the gang of goonies singing lullabies

If you don’t believe me, ask my husband

Or any wasp or bee that’s buzzing around

Don’t you blackmail me for I’ll send you

A Hotmail that will chill your bones

And the coldmail codes

won’t save you




( This is the best I could do for this game. This poem could easily win the terrible poetry contest! )




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