Sunday, June 12, 2016

THE Spotlight is on You ..cont’d

“Wow! I am truly humbled … and adequate words escape me to properly thank you for your accolades! I am very, deeply grateful. And really, I write mostly because of an inner compulsion to write. I guess you could say that I find it nearly impossible NOT to write! LOL Consequently, my satisfaction comes from the finished product, as well as from my wonderful readers and the knowledge that others enjoy and appreciate my work. Right now, you have given me an invaluable gift in sharing my work ~ or access to my work ~ with your own readers. And THAT is most rewarding! Thank you again, and all the best to you w/blessings!”
Very good points here, friends. The focus of the next few posts will be some informational Q and A with the bloggers. It will involve me going over their posting habits, posts and their readers.

Here is Jonathan’s answer to my question:
What drives you:
“I guess you could say that I find it nearly impossible NOT to write!” Some of us would love to be compulsive writers like you, Jonathan.  I feel the same way but it has to do with creating data related posts. Mine tend to be technical. (Also, I am a compulsive list-maker. So by the time I am done with my task list, my Sundays are gone!)
Jonathan has said so much with the statement , “Consequently, my satisfaction comes from the finished product, as well as from my wonderful readers and the knowledge that others enjoy and appreciate my work.”
While the second part is true for all of us and we are focused on our readers, gaining confidence from the finished product is so true for me. I love to examine posts that have a clear cut agenda and are very complete when they are addressing technical issues. That gives me the most satisfaction. Just like the writer I am focusing on. Very Well Put Jonathan! (While Jonathan may be able to send  more detailed answers to my questions, for now this will have to do. )
Nena of You Unfolded focuses on two areas: A regular work out routine, which is about day to day progress, and the great  journey  she has undertaken documenting this.
An answer to my own question:
How have these  two blogs affected me? ( Without this, I would not read their blog as often.)
  1. Yesterday I thought about work out and hiking blogs. I decided to act on an impulse and walked at least 3 miles.
    Today I hurt, but now this blog post is helping make recover productively. My finished product has really lifted my spirits. Thank you Jonathan and Nena.  Nena hasn’t written or answers  to my queries, but she will.
  2.  Jonathan’s blog has driven me to be more productive with my blog. I do all the work but most of it is for my actual work. Blogging has made me sharpen so many skills. So I am using the recovery time, as I pointed out before, to post.
The spotlight is on how two of my blog buddies are so disciplined and how they put in work EVERYDAY!
Nena has posted so many times, I have lost track. Jonathan has many many posts on fantasy fiction, and his poems are gathering fans.
Would you like your blog to be covered? I would be happy to do it. Just leave a comment here. You don’t have to be a compulsive writer like Jonathan.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


STATISTICAL surveys of blogs is a tricky process.
In the past few months I have been busy looking at several blogs. They range from highly technical areas like engineering, analytics and healthcare to blogs about fashion, shopping, cooking. All these areas show many interesting trends.  Today I have some questions for you.
You have been regularly writing, taking pictures and posting. I love reading your blog entries and seeing your photos.  I have commented on many.
Now I have some questions for you.

What drives you to write?
What kind of reward do you expect?
How much time do you devote to your blog?
What awards have you won because of your blog?
What is your best post so far?
Whose blog do you follow  the most?

While I want all of my readers to answer, I was hoping to focus on two of my blog buddies, Jonathan Noble and NENA!
Johnathan Noble's blog is interesting. Please read it. His handle is noblethemes.
He never fails to post.  He would be a publisher's delight. Always something interesting. Maybe he will write the next Vampire/GoT book.

Then there's NENA!  She is so fun and smart. I admire her dedication. She is very disciplined. She posts regularly and is so pleasant. No wonder she has so many followers.
She will draw you into her life. She makes a real connection with the reader through her work-out posts.

If you would like to be a part of the spotlight let me know in the comment section. I will go over your posts, study them and write about you.

Thank you so much for reading.