Blogging Insights — The Right People

For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is unattributed.

“Blogging is a beautiful skill to express your feelings and emotions to the right people out there.”

I am not sure about this quote. I wouldn’t necessarily say that blogging is a “beautiful skill.” I have run across a lot of blogs that are neither beautiful nor skillfully crafted. But there are many skillful bloggers out there who do write interesting, engaging, informative, funny, provocative, and perhaps even beautiful posts.

I do agree that blogging is a way to express yourself, be it your feelings, emotions, thoughts, perspective, and/or opinions, or to just write whatever occurs to you.

I am bothered by the part of the quote that talks about “the right people.” Who are these “right people,” anyway? When I first started blogging, I didn’t really have a target audience in mind. And even now that I’ve been at it for a while, I would be hard pressed to define who “the right people” are to whom I should be directing my beautiful blogging skills. Should I be upset if “the wrong people” are reading this post? How dare they?

As far as I’m concerned, anyone who appreciates my posts and my efforts to motivate or inspire other bloggers through my prompts, is “the right person.” In fact, all of you who are taking the time to read my response to Tanya’s Blogging Insights prompt are, to me, “the right people.” And I thank you for reading this.

Anyway, I think this was a rather dumb, meaningless, and patronizing quote. But maybe I’m not one of “the right people.”

13 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — The Right People

  1. AP2 November 22, 2021 / 6:57 am

    Love your analysis of this quote. I agree. It seems a fairly trite quote to me. I’m guessing the author didn’t give it as much thought as you have.

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  2. Paula Light November 22, 2021 / 7:16 am

    Haha, fun post… and I’m happy to be Right (for once)!

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  3. Sadje November 22, 2021 / 7:31 am

    Haha! I think by right people they do mean the ones who are interested in out writing.

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  4. kajmeister26 November 22, 2021 / 8:15 am

    It’s always interesting when people try to define something based on how They use a word. Also, that blogging for some (not the “right” some necessarily) is always about talking about yourself. As we all know, blogging encompasses the universe. To me, blogging allows those of us who want to write something to find a wide and eclectic audience without having to use a printer or Amazon.

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    • Fandango November 22, 2021 / 9:59 pm

      Yes, blogging is not just about personal feelings and emotions or talking ABOUT yourself. It’s about writing whatever you feel like writing, from personal to political to fiction or to whatever floats your boat.

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  5. drtanya@saltedcaramel November 22, 2021 / 8:57 am

    I am grateful that you took the time to discuss this quote even when you did not agree with it.

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  6. writerravenclaw November 22, 2021 / 9:46 am

    Maybe we are all the wrong people and just don’t know it. Oh well.

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    • Fandango November 22, 2021 / 10:05 pm

      Right or wrong, it’s good to be read, to be liked, and to read comments.

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  7. Nope, Not Pam November 22, 2021 / 10:32 am

    Perhaps it should have been like minded people. 😕

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  8. CARAMEL November 22, 2021 / 2:07 pm

    I don’t know why but that expression “the right people” made me start singing the lyrics to “We’re A Couple Of Swells”. Yes, it is a bit of an odd term.

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  9. Carol anne January 1, 2022 / 5:50 pm

    Lol. I think they were really talking about if you have a blogging nitch, well maybe? xo

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