Blogging Insights — Interaction

Good to see Dr Tanya back from her hiatus with her Blogging Insights series.
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“I believe the term “blog” means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.” – Michael Arrington, TechCrunch

I didn’t keep a diary growing up, and the only journal I had was that of my two month stay in NZ in 2010.
This quote is bang on insomuch as a blog post usually generates a response, be it just a like or a comment.
I started pensitivity101 in September 2013 and never thought it would take off for me the way it has.
Posts are conversations and some points of view may differ, but bloggers respect that and sometimes things are then seen from a different perspective.
A comment on one post may generate a response not only from the author, but another reader. The way certain things, like photographs or one liners, are interpreted so differently broadens our own imagination and thought processes. I never found that at school or in the workplace. Things were done a particular way because they always had been.
I have found compassion and support here, and like to think I have offered the same.
Community spirit, especially during the lockdowns, has been a lifesaver for many.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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12 Responses to Blogging Insights — Interaction

  1. Lauren says:

    You are always kind and supportive. Blogging has definitely saved me during Covid.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Amen! I agree with you completely!

  3. Sadje says:

    You’re a wonderful member of our community

  4. Yours was one of the first blogs I ever followed I believe. The ‘doggy in the window’ so caught my eye! Keep on being wonderful, I’d really miss anything you do, even though my participating in the words of the day has dwindled because of time issues. Thanks Di for providing many of us a torch beam in the darkness of the last few years! 🥰

  5. We have a great community here on the blogosphere.

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