1] Blog Name
2] What is your blog’s specific genre?
Blogs have genres? Does this count? Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales.
Manic, obsessed, driven to story – all story. Read, write, think, do; dabble, plan, play, do. Do more – More – MORE!
3] How old is your Blog?
Somewhere about 2016, the first words were sprung into existence …
4] Why did you feel the need to start an actual blog?
You gotta do, right? At least, that’s what they say … and I don’t do FluBber, or Twits, or Pitter-Patter, or … I do WP ‘cos it links to G+ (saves me time, I’m lazy, and there’s all these stories just waitin’ their turn).
5] What age were you when you first started to write?
Words were spake, stories we make …
6] Was it a natural process or did something or someone inspire you to put your first thoughts to paper?
See my about page, the little bit of crap poet-ey thingy that starts, ‘I knew I was …’
7] Would you say that your creativity flows easily or do you need to be motivated by an event or a moment in your life to trigger it?
Oh, are there things that don’t motivate? Really?
8] How frequent or prolific are you with your writing and blogging?
I write every day, but blog? That’s twice a week (but I do ‘borrow’ the odd reblog – does that count?).
9] Is it just WordPress that your writing is displayed or other platforms as well?
G+, the Amazon author page, GR author page … don’t know about anything else (and they’re just feeds from WP).
10] Do you use social media to advertise and market your blog? If so which ones and how effective is it/are they?
No, I’d rather find people who like the stories.
11] Writers block we all get it at one point or another – if you do suffer from it, how do you tackle the problem?
Not a block, a time to do research, or garden, or bother the neighbours, or …
12] Which is your preferred writing/creative style?
For the stories? I have a process that starts with an idea, works up into a beat sheet, becomes a scene outline, builds into a story. The blog? Off the cuff, a warm-up exercise for the rest of the day writing.
13] What is the best thing about blogging in your eyes?
14] What prompts you to write about a topic on the day that you post?
A flitter of thought.
15] What advice would you award new bloggers to help and encourage them promote their blog and engage with their audience?
Now, there is something I can’t answer. I have no idea. None. I read things I like to read – but consider what the title is, and the first few lines (what they refer to as above the fold); if it catches me there, I’m reading.
16] Do you have an overall blogging strategy or simply write because you enjoy writing?
Like before, warm-up, chit-chat, people.
17] Do you feel it is important to have an engaging audience to the content that you write?
I’m not sure what that means … do I need to engage the audience? I hope I do, but can’t really tell.
18] If no one ever commented on your blog would this concern you, and if so how would you rectify the situation?
I didn’t get many comments for a long time – I kept going anyway. Warm-up, connecting with others, you know …
19] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?
Not long. A few minutes. If it’s a scene or chapter, it’s been put in there because I’m at a crucial part of the actual story and don’t have time … so you get part of the WIP – raw.
20] Which do you think are your best 3 posts to date? Please link below so that our readers can see your style and take a step into your world.
I have a habit of deleting posts on a regular basis, and as for defining ‘best’ – that’s not my call. I like the super-short stories, but occasionally I get pushed into doing something I previously promised, so …
21] Finally, what advice would you offer new writers to the blogging community?
Read, comment, write. If you don’t want to do too many, set your times and days, and don’t try to emulate anyone else. Do it your way (cue music).
First and foremost my thanks to Cage Dunn for taking the time to write aboutthe inspiration to their blog.
“Manic, obsessed, driven to story – all story. Read, write, think, do; dabble, plan, play, do. Do more – More – MORE!” Reminds me of the ‘l’m late, l’m late’ white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.
If you are not yet familiar with the works of Cage Dunn, then do make sure to pop along for a visit, stay a while, linger in the shadows and allow your mind to absorb the vibrancy of the Teller of Tall Tales, you will not be disappointed.
Once again, my sincere thanks to you Cage for taking part.
So tell me, tell us. What inspired you to start your blog, was it just a way of venting, or inspiring and exploring the inner you, or what?
Please drop me an email at ….
…. and l will gladly write you up and share who you are.
It is simple – email me at the above Addy or drop me a line in my contact box and l will email you the questionnaire. Fill it in, send it back , and include images that you feel may support what you write, or about your blog, and l will write it up as a post and insert it into this series here.