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.