Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo

Dr Tanya poses her last question of four today:

TODAY’S QUESTION

Does what you read influence or inspire what you write?
Simple answer YES, as my post on a news headline yesterday showed.
However, not everything I read will generate inspiration.
Anything I read about budgets or food diaries is likely to trigger a response from me in the way of a post.
If I were a stick of rock, I would probably have BUDGET or FRUGAL written right through me (or maybe even TIGHT for those who don’t know me very well). Never having a lot of money spare, I have always had to make the housekeeping stretch, and in many ways be inventive with it. Even when we were both earning good money, this was the norm for us and not actually a hardship, which is just as well.
Sometimes I cannot get my head round the way people live on high incomes and yet moan about not being able to make ends meet.  I have strong opinions on that, and it does not stem from envy or jealousy that they have what we do not, just that they do not appear to have lived without as we have, and thus take so much for granted.

Another subject is pets, especially dogs. I love dogs and often wish we had been able to open a dog kennels (not necessarily for breeding) as we once considered doing. I have worked in a kennels for a couple who had Crufts champions in their line, and was saddened that these cute little furballs were nothing more than a money making commodity.
Reading about animal abuse of any kind upsets me, so I avoid it.

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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4 Responses to Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo

  1. We should be very careful with how we spend our money. Reading about animal cruelty breaks my heart too.

  2. Good to see your views.
    I see no harm in being budget conscious. If you have surplus money you can do some good with it instead of wasting it thoughtlessly.

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