Blogging Insights #64

Every week Dr Tanya posts a quote for discussion on her Salted Caramel blog. She says that she found this one on a blog post about advice for writers.


The only truly universal writing advice is ‘If it works, it works.’”

I think this is a fair comment although I don’t know if it is really advice as it doesn’t tell the writer to do anything specific.

I suppose that you could say that it means just try different things until you find something that works for you. Once you have found it stick to it even if others tell you that you are doing it wrong. These days everyone on the internet wants to tell you what you are doing wrong. Apparently, according to some influencers, we older folk do everything wrong from peeling a banana to writing a blog post. But at least most of us can spell.

A new blogger, especially a hobby blogger needs to learn some basic rules which we’ve talked about before but apart from that I think there can be as many different blogging styles as there are bloggers. If hosting a niche blog about your favourite hobby and posting once a week works for you then that’s just fine. You’ll know it’s working if you are getting regular likes and comments and your following is steadily building.



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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