Blogging Insights #11 Getting Personal
Myself and Scrappy Doodlepip – July 2018
Do you blog under your own name or do you use a pseudonym?
No, l write under my own name and my avatar icon is a photo of myself.
Do you share personal details like gender, nationality, race or faith?
I share what is relevant – l am a male, l am British by birth and born in the early 60’s, but spent most of my younger years abroad and away from the United Kingdom returning when l was 14 years of age. I have no fixed faith or belief.
How much of your personality shows through your writing?
I think a lot shows through, l am guilty of being read like an open book, and the only reason some may not be able to read me, is if they don’t know how to read and by this l do not mean on a literal sense – l mean it to read as the way of reading into a person’s character. I write in the realms of 95% reality and 5% kept to myself.
Some of the stories l have plans to write next year, concerning episodes in my life, adventures and career choices for saftey, personal and security reasons will be written in a minimal structure of between 50-75% reality and a 25 – 50% fiction basis. But that is pertaining to a specific series called The Confession Series. All my other tales and stories, poems, reality and or topical pieces are written in the 95% reality style.
Do you share personal experiences to illustrate your writing?
Yes of course, l class myself as a reality writer so, it would seem defeatist to not actually write as close to the truth and in some cases as close to the bone as l can. I am literally a WYSIWYG kind of guy = what you see is what you get.
Thanks for the questions Tanya.