For this week’s edition of Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya want us to talk about where the magic happens. She says, “Some people can write anytime and anywhere. Others require certain prerequisites such as the appropriate setting before they can get their creativity going.” To that end, she wants us to answer these questions:
What, in your opinion, is the perfect ambience for blogging / writing?
As most of you know, I blog using my iPhone. That enables me to write from anywhere at any time. I often write posts at night in my bed, as I am doing right now. Or I will write sitting on the couch in the family room while watching TV or listening to classic rock on my cable provider’s Music Choice station. Sometimes I’ll write between spoonfulls of breakfast cereal in the morning. Or from my backyard deck, weather permitting.
That’s the beauty of blogging from my iPhone. My “ambience” is wherever I happen to be and whenever the mood (or my muse) strikes me. And that is also why I am so pissed at WordPress for dumping the classic editor and trying to force us to use that goddam block editor, which is damn near impossible to use on an iPhone.
Are you able to work in this setting on a daily basis?
Yes, for all of the reasons I just explained.
Do you feel that the ambience has any particular effect on the quality or quantity of your output?
The only thing that affects the quality or quantity of my output is having to jump through hoops to work around that goddam block editor that the folks at WordPress seem so insistent that we use for our blog, even though nobody wanted it, needed it, and most of us don’t really like having to use it.