Blogging Insights — Real Events and People

For this week’s Blogging Insights prompt, Dr. Tanya is interested to know…

Do real life events and real people inspire your blog posts, and how?

Yes. I often write posts expressing my thoughts, perspectives, observations, and opinions about what is going on in the world around us. And when I write such posts, they are, of course, based upon and inspired by real events and real people.

I also write a lot of flash fiction posts in response to word or photo prompts or to whatever pops into my head. Sometimes the situations in my flash fiction posts may be loosely based on real events and the characters may be loosely based upon real people.

Or sometimes the situations and characters in my flash fiction posts are totally concocted from somewhere deep inside my mind.

And that’s what I love about blogging. I can be inspired by and write about whatever I want to write about, from real events and real people to the totally unreal figments of my imagination.

4 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Real Events and People

  1. Sadje May 31, 2021 / 7:38 am

    Well said Fandango. Blogging gives us more freedom than reporting or just fiction. We can do either or both.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong May 31, 2021 / 3:39 pm

    I keep leaving comments and they disappear. It’s not you. It’s WordPress because sometimes it happens to me on my own site.

    So here’s my little comment. The reason that other countries have been able to ban guns is that they didn’t have a massive weapons industry. If New Zealand had a huge weapons industry selling not ONLY guns, but also artillery, bombs, and every other kind of weapon, they wouldn’t have been able to get rid of it so fast. We don’t merely need to get rid of personal guns. We need to find some other way to make money. But sadly, there is ALWAYS a market for weapons. Countries that can’t feed their people can find millions to buy weapons and we are happy to sell them.

    Follow the money. Always. Follow the money.


    • Fandango June 3, 2021 / 8:56 am

      Strangely, this comment went directly to my trash folder, I have no idea why.


  3. drtanya@saltedcaramel May 31, 2021 / 8:40 pm

    I completely agree that blogging , particularly for us “hobby” or personal bloggers allows for a lot of flexibility letting us draw inspiration from wherever we like.

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