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.