Blogging Insights #53


“A blog is a message in a bottle, both in purpose and likely readership.”

Robert Breault

Today’s quote provided by Dr Tanya has given me an earworm. “Message in a Bottle” by The Police

I rather like the analogy though. I have to admit that I don’t read as many random blogs as I’d like to but sometimes browsing through the Reader I see one that looks interesting amongst their recommended posts and I stop to read it or I may follow a link and to see a fellow blogger’s take on a challenge post.

Some of those posts have turned out to be really interesting and I’ve prolonged my visit to see what else the writer has posted and to read their “About” page if they have one. Not enough new bloggers have an About page, just saying. When I was first introduced to WordPress that is the way I found the people I now follow because I really didn’t know anyone who blogged.

Many bloggers will tell you that they have formed lasting friendships with the people they follow and who follow them and it all started with reading a random post.


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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