Blogging Insights: 21 June

Dr Tanya is back this week with a new Blogging Insights question. It is a quote from Ray Bradbury.

I haven’t seen this quotation before. Perhaps Mr Bradbury was saying that we should not overthink things too much. I would agree with him up to a point. When I sit down to write a post, I don’t usually try to structure it a certain way. I just let my thoughts flow and then tidy it up.

However, when you are blogging you know that you will get feedback from readers almost immediately so sometimes you have to think about their likely reactions and whether you want to deal with the consequences. Sometimes when I’m writing a post, or leaving a comment I find myself thinking “Don’t say that.” because it could be taken the wrong way or it sounds whiny or maybe it’s just too much information. Is that intuition or instinct? I guess our intuition also knows what not to write.



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.


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