This N That With Me – Truly Inspired #63

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Truly Inspired Series

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1] Blog Name

This N That With Me

2] What is your blog’s specific genre?

Miscellaneous…

3] How old is your Blog?

4 years in May

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

To learn about websites and writing for one….long-term goal to make money with a website

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

48

6] Was it a natural process or did something or someone inspire you to put your first thoughts to paper?

I guess my aunt who wrote for a small-town newspaper about family visits and local goings on ( it’s an old time southern US thing )

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? 

Mostly I need a boost from prompt ideas….I do have two little storylines that I have woke up with ideas however, doesn’t happen often.

8] How frequent or prolific are you with your writing and blogging?

Not very. I do try a weekly post but now I am trying to do them ahead and post at library (I have limited data phone).

9] Is it just WordPress that your writing is displayed or other platforms as well?

Just WordPress.

10] Do you use social media to advertise and market your blog? If so which ones and how effective is it/are they?

Nope

11] Writers block we all get it at one point or another – if you do suffer from it, how do you tackle the problem?

Prompt from books or bloggers, old notes from blogging u class and re-read some of my old posts.

12] Which is your preferred writing/creative style?

Conversations with my coffee rambling posts….I dabble with rhyming.

13] What is the best thing about blogging in your eyes?

The community here at WP. And that it is portable and available with phone, tablet, Wi-Fi anywhere. That’s two but they are Both the Best.

14] What prompts you to write about a topic on the day that you post?

Well I don’t often post same day I write it…..Sometimes I go fishing on the reader to find my idea.

15] What advice would you award new bloggers to help and encourage them promote their blog and engage with their audience?

Read others and comment…have a conversation if they want to. Follow and then be sure to come back again, let them know by likes.

16] Do you have an overall blogging strategy or simply write because you enjoy writing?

It’s a hobby for now. It may become my job if I can sell online so strategy will come later with a different website.

17] Do you feel it is important to have an engaging audience to the content that you write?

Yes just one or two readers will help to keep blogging, and feedback comments .

18] If no one ever commented on your blog would this concern you, and if so how would you rectify the situation?

Yeah it is a two way street must be commenting if you expect others to.

19] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?

When I started I posted right away and got in habit of quick post. Now I try to let it sit first….but I do lots of 10 minute average writing.

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.

https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/writing101november-day-8-dearest-aunt/

https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/falling-leaves/

https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/cupids-two-for-one-conspiracy/

The last one has Letters from my other blog Having Fun Blogging that i combined into a prompt response post. 

21] Finally, what advice would you offer new writers to the blogging community?

Just do it. Just write. Don’t worry about perfection. If it is your hobby it is also a great way to meet new folks and try new writing types.

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My thanks to SarahC for taking the time out to both address and answer the Truly Inspired questions and to introduce her blog, herself and the whirrings of her mind to us all.

SarahC’s advice to new bloggers is sound and true – ‘just do it, just write’, engage, comment and like and interact with other bloggers and slowly and surely friendships arise through that communication. It’s indeed a great way to meet new people and to try different styles to see what works and doesn’t work for you.

So, if as of yet, you are not aware of SarahC’s blog  This N That With Me my advice as usual is to hope, skip and jump your way over there to check out what she has to say.

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So what inspired YOU to start your blog?

SarahC of This N That With Me is our 63rd Interview will you be our 64th?

Please drop me an email at ….

aguycalledbloke63@gmail.com

…. 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 the series.

Come ON Who is going to be number……..

64?

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