Blogging Insights #49

At first I was not going to write a post for this week’s Blogging Insights prompt because I thought that it was too similar to last week’s. What would I write?

” The difference between writers who finish books and those who don’t– is that the finishers don’t stop writing until they get to : THE END.”

Brian Hutchinson, author of Writer’s Doubt.

However, after reading Dr Tanya’s thoughts on the subject I decided that I did have something to say after all.

She talked about “ “stick-to-it-ive-ness”, the ability to finish a project. I have to admit that when I first started to blog I had doubts about whether I would keep it up. In the past I’ve tried different hobbies and not stayed with them. I have unfinished knitting projects and half finished stitching kits. I’ve been guilty of being a “gunna”‘ as in “I’m gunna do that one day when I get around to it.” Those round tuit’s are hard to come by.

I didn’t want to be someone who started a blog, posted for a few weeks or months and then just stopped with no explanation. I knew that if I did stop I’d be too ashamed or embarrassed to come back if I didn’t have a good reason.

This is my tenth year of blogging and I’ve blogged, at times intermittently, through David’s illness and death, bushfires, moving house and lockdown, so I think I’m going to keep going. There isn’t a definitive finishing point for my blogging. I guess I will know I’m finished when I get there. Or I won’t know but you will because Naomi will tell you. Until then I persevere.



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.


  1. Blogging seems to me to be a pretty reasonable use of the time we have as we get older and go out and about less often. I know it has kept me sane at times when I think I would have otherwise gone round the bend. Have you heard anything more from Melanie? I haven’t hear anything.


  2. Intermittent blogging is fine, one of the things that makes blogging such a versatile hobby, we can adjust it to fit around whatever is going on in our lives at any given time✨

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