Blogging Insights: Fandango’s Question

In the absence of Dr Tanya today Fandango has stepped in to provide a quote for Blogging Insights.

“You must write for yourself, above all. That is your only hope of creating something beautiful.”

Gustave Flaubert

Well, I don’t know about the creating something beautiful part but I do write what I want to write about. I want to entertain and perhaps educate readers. There would be little point in blogging if nobody wanted to read what I wrote. I could just keep a diary. However, I can’t write about things that I am not interested in. Well, I could, but my heart would not be in it.

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

One comment

  1. “There would be little point in blogging if nobody wanted to read what I wrote.”

    Exactly, which is why we write not only for ourselves, but to engage with our readers.

    Liked by 1 person

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