1] Blog Name
2] What is your blog’s specific genre?
Mental health and personal.
3] How old is your Blog?
9 months but I’ve had one blog or another ever since 2007.
4] Why did you feel the need to start an actual blog?
I don’t remember, but for this specific blog, I felt the need for a more open and authentic blog.
5] What age were you when you first started to write?
6] Was it a natural process or did something or someone inspire you to put your first thoughts to paper?
It was a natural process.
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?
It depends. Sometimes it flows very easily but other times I’m motivated by external circumstances.
8] How frequent or prolific are you with your writing and blogging?
I try to write everyday, but don’t post as often to my blog. I try to blog at least twice a week.
9] Is it just WordPress that your writing is displayed or other platforms as well?
Just WordPress, although I had one short piece published in an athology in 2015 (Typed Words, Loud Voices).
10] Do you use social media to advertise and market your blog? If so which ones and how effective is it/are they?
I rarely use social media. I find it more rewarding if I get organic traffic. Also, being blind, I find most social media challenging with their visual aspects.
11] Writers block we all get it at one point or another – if you do suffer from it, how do you tackle the problem?
It depends. I have a lot of books of prompts and other collections of writing prompts that I can choose from and I also participate in Word of the Day or the like occasionally.
12] Which is your preferred writing/creative style?
13] What is the best thing about blogging in your eyes?
The ability to express myself and actually be noticed.
14] What prompts you to write about a topic on the day that you post?
Can be many things. Sometimes it’s weekly or monthly themes such as gratitude posts and such, but usually I write whatever I want.
15] What advice would you award new bloggers to help and encourage them promote their blog and engage with their audience?
I don’t know. I’m not very engaging with my audience either.
16] Do you have an overall blogging strategy or simply write because you enjoy writing?
I simply write for the joy of it.
17] Do you feel it is important to have an engaging audience to the content that you write?
I think yes, but then again like I said I’m not that engaging myself. Since discovering WordPress notifications in the app, I’m more able to engage.
18] If no one ever commented on your blog would this concern you, and if so how would you rectify the situation?
Yes, it’d definitely concern me. I don’t know how I’d remedy it though.
19] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?
An hour on average.
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.
21] Finally, what advice would you offer new writers to the blogging community?
Write from the heart and don’t let your stats discourage you.
My thanks to Astrid of A Multitude of Musings for taking the time out of her day to take part in the Truly Inspired series and tell us all a little about herself, her writing, her blog, motivations and inspiration to continue with all of the aforementioned.
I liked what Astrid said about social media and organic traffic because l also tend to agree totally with this. I don’t use social media to further prompt attention to my blog. Many of the tutorials try to direct us to this – but for me personally it doesn’t wash. I don’t like to have too many advertising outlets with links. So l do tend to rely upon using only one platform and l will market and self – promote within that platform.
So as said, l do agree with Astrid on this. But also the other platforms like Twitter and Facebook especially have changed significantly in the last two years alone where they don’t really want external links driving their own audiences elsewhere – not so community minded anymore l feel.
“”Write from the heart and don’t let your stats discourage you.””
I also think is very sound advice, because if you are hyperfocusing on your figures you are ultimately raising your own expectations and this of course can award equally as much at times damage to your confidence, than if you weren’t.
So what inspired YOU to start your blog?
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