1] Blog Name
2] What is your blog’s specific genre?
I wish I had one, but I don’t. I just write whatever pops into my head, but I do enjoy writing poetry and short stories.
3] How old is your Blog?
Just over a year old.
4] Why did you feel the need to start an actual blog?
I lost my husband almost 5 years ago and I’d reached a point where the numbness had worn off and the loneliness had set it; my blog was a way of reconnecting with the world I suppose.
5] What age were you when you first started to write?
I wrote some poetry when I was at school, around 12 years of age and I wrote professional articles for my business but writing for pleasure only started fairly recently.
6] Was it a natural process or did something or someone inspire you to put your first thoughts to paper?
Other bloggers inspired me to just let go and write what I felt.
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?
For my blog I need to be motivated by something but the book I’ve started writing is just flowing.
8] How frequent or prolific are you with your writing and blogging?
I write and blog when I feel like it but that’s pretty much every day.
9] Is it just WordPress that your writing is displayed or other platforms as well?
I’ve had a short story published and also a poem with another one to be published shortly.
10] Do you use social media to advertise and market your blog? If so which ones and how effective is it/are they?
I do have links on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but I don’t actively market what I write.
11] Writers block we all get it at one point or another – if you do suffer from it, how do you tackle the problem?
I definitely suffer from it and I tackle the problem by doing something else. Sitting staring at a computer screen has never inspired me to write; if the words aren’t in my head I’ll amuse myself in some other way until they arrive.
12] Which is your preferred writing/creative style?
I don’t think I have a preference to be honest.
13] What is the best thing about blogging in your eyes?
It’s an amazing way to interact with like minded people and I love the way that fellow bloggers are so supportive and encouraging.
14] What prompts you to write about a topic on the day that you post?
Often it’s a word prompt from a fellow blogger, sometimes something I’ve seen on Twitter and sometimes it’s just an idea that forms when I’m taking a shower.
15] What advice would you award new bloggers to help and encourage them promote their blog and engage with their audience?
Be yourself. That’s the best piece of advice I can give. It’s your blog so write what you want to write. As for engaging with the audience, I would say, imagine, as you write, that you are actually talking to someone sitting before you. People love engaging in conversation, few like to be given a speech.
16] Do you have an overall blogging strategy or simply write because you enjoy writing?
I just write because I love to write.
17] Do you feel it is important to have an engaging audience to the content that you write?
It’s lovely when people like or comment but I think I would still write if I didn’t have that interaction.
18] If no one ever commented on your blog would this concern you, and if so how would you rectify the situation?
I don’t think it would concern me as such but I would certainly miss chatting with other bloggers so I guess I would make sure that I took the time to comment on their blogs and engage with them that way.
19] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?
The shortest time is probably around 20 minutes and the longest around 2 hours.
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’m not sure if these are my best but they are the ones that challenged me:
21] Finally, what advice would you offer new writers to the blogging community?
Be yourself and write for you, first and foremost. Beyond that, if you want to engage with other bloggers, don’t forget that they are, effectively, your audience so treat them as such; entertain them. Also remember that any relationship is always two sided so visit other blogs and learn from them. If you like what they write, tell them so. If you have something to say about what they’ve written, then comment. For me, blogging should be something that you enjoy, so always keep that in the back of your mind when you’re writing or wondering what to write.
My sincere thanks to Lisa for taking the time out to answer our questions concerning her blog, thoughts and observations which prompt her to write in her blog. Lisa’s advice with regards your audience, is also impactive – remember they are there. Sure write for yourself first and foremost, it is your blog after all, but your audience and readership also aid you in so far as motivations and inspiration and of course continuence – always remember to engage and entertain.
If you don’t already follow Lisa, then my advice is to hot foot it over there and check her out!
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