Blogging and Licorice

Dr Tanya continues her series of blogging about blogging by asking today:

“How do you write fresh content when everything that is worth saying has already been said?”

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First, I would like to note that Dr. Tanya asks us to leave a link in her comments when we respond to this question, but her comments appear to be disabled (again).

Second, my specific answer to the question is that it’s easy to write fresh content when we stay in the realms of fiction, poetry, and personal experiences. As we respond to the prompts using our imagination to create a piece of flash fiction or a poem, we will end up with something new. That’s what I love about the prompts ~ the various ways we each react to the same picture. Fascinating! Personal stories are fun to read too; usually we can relate to some element in another blogger’s peeve or smile.

Where we get in trouble imo, where things slide into boringness, is when people turn their blogs into link machines. I don’t want to see posts full of clicks to CNN or to items to purchase, nor do I want to read yawny advice on finance or health or any other thing. Am I telling people what to write? Of course not. Write whatever the hell you want! I’m simply answering the question: what’s fresh content vs dull content in my opinion. (In another blog’s comments, I was accused of telling people what to write when giving this opinion.)

Third, what happens when you write the kind of stuff someone doesn’t care for? Say you’re a person who loves to post product reviews on your blog… and you read this post of mine. What happens now? Should you get infuriated and crab at me? Well, that is one option. Or you could think hmm she doesn’t want to read blogs that are mainly product reviews, oh well… I guess I’ll go focus on people who do.

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve read/heard someone saying they hate romance novels or poetry. I get it. It’s not your cup of tea. That’s not a problem for me… I will continue writing romance and poetry just the same because I enjoy it. And I don’t crab at the folks who think poetry is boring or romance writing is stupid; they have every right to their tastes. I’m not sure why there’s this persistent percentage of peeps who think it’s important that nothing ever be criticized.

It’s okay to have preferences. It really is. And there’s nothing more annoying than someone trying to talk you out of them. I ran into this guy once who seemed upset that I didn’t like black licorice and wanted to prove to me that I had never actually tasted “real” licorice. But what if it’s true that I go my whole life believing I don’t like licorice without actually knowing the real taste of real licorice…

What difference does it make?

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16 responses to “Blogging and Licorice

  1. Agree with all that you have said. In the blogging world we have the option to choose what we can read whatever we want.

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  2. Thank you for your views and for pointing out that my comments are disabled. I will sort that oit ASAP.

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  3. We all have different likes and dislikes, we can all agree to disagree, we have options! We all have our own niche, and that’s what makes blogging interesting.
    I write for me first, my content. People can either like it or not… that’s their preference. I’m certainly not going to enforce them to like me.
    One thing that actually gets on my last nerve, (OMG< this could be a peeve, LOL!) is when someone reads your material, then suggest you check them out, and it has nothing to do with your content in the first place. UGH!
    Great post, Paula!😘

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  4. Nope, nope, nope…your opinion is wrong. Only MY opinion is the correct one, and I’ll give you my opinion as soon as I get it from Fox News😝😘

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  5. ………………… I ran into this guy once who seemed upset that I didn’t like black licorice and wanted to prove to me that I had never actually tasted “real” licorice. But what if it’s true that I go my whole life believing I don’t like licorice without actually knowing the real taste of real licorice…

    What difference does it make?

    …… the absence of anything word wise from me is due to the laughter of this particular paragraph — haha awesome – this was supposed to be funny right … l am not laughing at an inappropriate moment … LOL!

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  6. I much prefer red licorice to black licorice, although I think the only licorice I recall eating are those red Twizzler thingie, which I haven’t had in ages. I like gummies better, particularly the ones infused with marijuana. 😱

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