E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt #23

Amy is our host and this week her topic is ‘YOUR BLOG’.

Here are the questions:

  1. When did you start your blog?
  2. Did you start with a theme, or did it come later on?
  3. What is your favorite post that you have ever written on your blog?
  4. Do you share your blog with friends and family, or do you keep your blogging world separate from them?
  5. What is the best advice you could give someone who is new to blogging? 

My answers follow:

  1. When did you start your blog?
    September 1st 2013. It was Hubby’s idea and I didn’t think anyone would be interested. I posted 24 items that first month. This was my second post after my introductory one.
  2. Did you start with a theme, or did it come later on?
    I just wrote whatever came into my head. My posts were too long though and didn’t see much traffic probably because of that and readers lost interest. I write a lot of different stuff now especially challenges.
  3. What is your favorite post that you have ever written on your blog?
    I have a few, but my best I think are Daddy’s Little Girl and I am my Mother’s Other Daughter.
  4. Do you share your blog with friends and family, or do you keep your blogging world separate from them?
    A few friends know I have a blog as does Bro in NZ, but as for the rest of my family, no. They’ve never asked and I’ve never volunteered. I wonder if they’d recognisse themselves, or me for that matter, from my writings.
  5. What is the best advice you could give someone who is new to blogging?
    Have fun, be yourself and be honest unless you’re writing fiction. Don’t get despondent if things don’t kick off straight away.
    Have an About Page. New readers love to know a little bit about you.
    Participate in challenges, be creative, and enjoy yourself.
    Reply to all comments, even if it just a thank you, and check out their blogs to see if they are of interest to you. Leave comments on other blogs too, it starts a thread and people will notice you. Comments are great and more important IMO than views.

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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15 Responses to E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt #23

  1. That sounds like some good advice Di.

  2. Funny, I don’t have many people I “know” who follow my blog. whatever…Lol.

    • I think a lot of friends who use to read my blog don’t now.

      • I think most people just want to hear the gossipy details of life. Sometimes it is nice to sit back and reflect on someone else’s happenings in places far away. One of the reasons I have always kept on with you. I like hearing about life in the UK. It makes me want to visit all the time!

      • Glad to have you aboard. We don’t do a lot and our life is quite boring compared to other people, but we do have a lovely beach and park, so that’s good for photography and walks!

      • You know, now that I finally feel like I am in my “forever home”, even though I still have so much to move in and unpack…I like the days that I have nothing important to do or place to go. Boring is a bit nice. You appreciate what you have I think.

      • We do. Living on the boat was minimal because we had nowhere to store or hoard anything we didn’t need. It was fun and we learned what was important. I have never been adventurous, much preferring ‘safe’. We are happy and I think live a good life, so I’m certainly not complaining.

      • In storage I have three huge bins of “memorabilia”. I have to go through it, cry over it, enjoy it, then dispose of it. No one, especially my daughter who is a minimalist, wants any of it. All the things I have are from people who are gone now. I have to remember that it won’t hurt their feelings if I don’t keep “it”.

      • We had to get rid of 95% of everything we had in storage when we got the boat and there were some casualties that got sent to charity by mistake because the boxes weren’t labelled correctly and we didn’t have time to open every single one. Then we had to get rid of 99% of what we’d kept because we still didn’t have any room for it! If we couldn’t eat it or wear it, there was nowhere to put it.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Brilliant! Your advice is spot on!

  4. emkingston says:

    Great advice, Di, especially about the About page and responding to comments! They are very important, and I could do better as of late lol. I also enjoyed reading the poems and stories about your Mum and Dad. I know both of them were so special to you. Thanks for rambling your blogging journey with us 🙂

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