Blogging Insights — For Melanie

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She usually provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote. But this week, her Blogging Insights post is a wonderful remembrance of Melanie, who passed away this past weekend.

So, in honor of Melanie, I’m going to cut and paste Tanya’s heartfelt tribute to Melanie, as Tanya speaks for all of us here on WordPress who knew Melanie.


Today’s Blogging Insights post departs from its usual format. I am dedicating this space to the memory of our dear friend Melanie B. Cee, who passed away yesterday. 

A good friend 

Melanie was a very supportive and warm hearted friend. She always had something positive to say about my posts. More than once, I thought of ending this Blogging Insights prompt but Melanie would say how much she liked it and I would keep at it.

A great blogger.

With her straight forward and humorous style of writing, Melanie’s posts were fun to read. She ran more than one prompt. Her Share Your World prompt was always a lot of fun.

Voracious reader and book lover

Melanie loved to read and would reccomend her favourite authors to others. I have never liked the horror genre but Melanie kept telling me to try Stephen King. Now I will do so in her memory.

Something she was strongly against was the banning of books that were written many years ago but were now deemed ‘politically incorrect’. Like me, she was of the opinion that books should be read in the context of their times.

Despite having firm opinions, Melanie was never judgemental or unduly critical. She believed in good manners and did not like noisy or thoughtless people. 

With Melanie in Utah and me in Lahore, we were across the world from each other. Yet we had similar views and ideas about many things.

I will miss her a lot.


Thank you, Tanya. We will all miss her a lot.

17 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — For Melanie

  1. slmret November 7, 2022 / 9:18 am

    I’m sorry to hear about Melanie — this is a nice tribute!

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  2. msjadeli November 7, 2022 / 9:35 am

    So sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing. Didn’t know her well but enjoyed what few interactions I had with her. May she rest in peace.

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  3. puppy1952 November 7, 2022 / 10:11 am

    This is a wonderful tribute to Melanie. I too lived on the opposite side of the world to her and we were two completely different people yet I had a connection with her and cried when I heard of her passing. The blogosphere will be the poorer with her loss.

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  4. Lauren November 7, 2022 / 11:15 am

    This is a lovely tribute to Melanie. My heart is heavy from her passing. We exchanged emails when she was ill.

    She always knew her mind and I respected that very much. We shared our struggles with family not being there. I know she appreciated the blogging community immensely.

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    • Fandango November 7, 2022 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks for sharing the sense of loss we are all feeling with Melanie’s passing.

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  5. Marleen November 7, 2022 / 6:34 pm

    I’m sad to hear she’s not with us any more. She was a major presence, here, thoughtful and an engaging writer.

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  6. cagedunn November 7, 2022 / 10:55 pm

    There are few people in the world I feel what I felt with Mel. Sharp, insightful, fun. I cried when I heard she’d gone to the other side of the rainbow bridge, and I can only hope she meets up with Huny and other companions. I’ll miss her tremendously.

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  7. Maria Michaela November 8, 2022 / 1:26 am

    A toast to Melanie for having been such a wonderful part of the blogging community. She will be sorely missed.

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  8. Carol anne November 8, 2022 / 2:56 pm

    she was such a lovely person and she’s going to be missed by me! xo

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  9. leigha66 November 15, 2022 / 11:28 pm

    This is a nice tribute… it is good that the community was able to share the information about her death. I know a wonderful blogger that I followed that had health issues and when he stopped blogging I had to search out his obituary… I still miss him. This is a wonderful community here on WordPress.

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