Blogging Insights 45# Ambience

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Some people can write anytime and anywhere. Others require certain pre-requisites such as the appropriate setting before they can get their creativity going. In today’s Blogging Insights we discuss the necessity or otherwise of the right ambience for blogging.

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

What , in your opinion, is the perfect ambience for blogging / writing?
Depending on what your blog is about would determine whether you needed peace and quiet with no interruptions, or you can work with other things going on around you.
The key IMO is feeling comfortable in your surroundings and your frame of mind for whatever post you are working on. For instance, if you’re angry, a post of peaceful calm is unlikely, but if you are ready to complain about something, then it would work!

Are you able to work in this setting on a daily basis?
I work on my laptop either in the lounge during the day or in bed in the evening. Sometimes I don’t access my blog until late in the afternoon, and if it’s a day of  my favoured challenges, I can still be working on something at midnight!

Do you feel that the ambience has any particular effect on the quality or quantity of your output?
Again it would depend on what I’m writing about. Inspiration comes in all forms and if I’m responding to a romantic or restful picture, being hungry, the dog whining or wanting to go for a walk would not result in a worthy piece! I try to keep my posts to around 500 words or less as I think anything longer is likely to lose the reader’s interest. Occasionally I go off on a tangent and can write double that, but sometimes less is more and I end up doing several short posts. I try to keep my daily input varied as I do post several items every day.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Blogging Insights 45# Ambience

  1. Sadje says:

    Very good answers! Same with me.

  2. I agree that some posts can be written just about anywhere while others require peace and quiet.

  3. Perfectly said. Our frame of mind and emotional state often dictate what kind of blog comes through best.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I agree on the “perfect ambiance” – it depends on the topic of the post and the mental attitude of the blogger…

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