Blogging Insights — Intuition

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from Kelly Thoreson, a self-proclaimed “Killer Content Queen” and creator of Blogfiti, a place for bloggers to learn to write unicorn content that ranks high on Google and moves their businesses forward. Here’s her quote:

“Here’s the only blogging tip you really need: always follow your intuition.”

Let’s see. The quote Tanya gave us last week told us that the only two attributes that make someone a good writer/blogger are talent and the ability to avoid being distracted by the internet, and 97% of that is the latter. This week’s quote is that the only thing a good blogger needs is to follow their intuition. Forget about talent or the ability to avoid being distracted by the internet. That’s so last week This week it’s only intuition!

Come on, Kelly. All you need is intuition? How about commutations skills? Or language skills? Or the ability to tell a story — one that is engaging, interesting, informative, and/or imaginative? Nah, those things are not necessary. All you need to do is follow your gut…and hope it doesn’t give your readers indigestion in their guts.

23 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Intuition

    • Fandango November 28, 2022 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks, Jim, although I feel like Dr. Tanya might tire of my negative commentary on the quotes she provides.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Reaseaorg November 28, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    Simple but powerful. Also ensures continued development if you let it 🙂

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  2. Lomoan Ombing November 28, 2022 / 2:23 pm

    i’m coming sir.
    y am sorry.
    a Indonesia.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 28, 2022 / 4:32 pm

      Seems that’s what all these “experts” are saying. Talent is overrated, apparently.


  3. donmatthewspoetry November 28, 2022 / 4:36 pm

    I do not need no talent
    All I need is gut
    Gut I got and got I gut
    Open no all shut

    clap clap clap……

    Edgar again. He likes me…….

    He got plenty gut ……

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  4. Nope, Not Pam November 28, 2022 / 6:35 pm

    Following my gut would lead to the bathroom

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Marleen November 28, 2022 / 9:51 pm

    Fun gif.

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  6. drtanya@saltedcaramel November 28, 2022 / 10:42 pm

    Disclaimer –The “only” emphasises the feelings/thoughts of the quotes’ originator.
    But I am glad you pointed it out. These days I am so involved with family stuff that sometimes it’s an effort just keeping my blog going.
    I would appreciate it if you point out any other bloopers in the future. I am very open to positive criticism.

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    • Fandango November 28, 2022 / 11:24 pm

      My response to your prompt was not intended to be critical of you, and I’m sorry if it came across that way.

      Your Blogging Insights prompt, which I look forward to every Monday, asks us to share our opinion about the quote you presented. And yes, I was being critical of the quote (again, not of you) because to say that the ONLY blogging tip you need is to follow your intuition is not — in my opinion, anyway — good advice. It may be good to go with your gut when blogging, but that’s far from the only tip someone should consider when blogging. It’s probably not even in the top five.

      So there was no blooper on your part, Tanya. The blooper, in my opinion, was the one made by Kelly Thoreson in the quote you provided.

      Again, I apologize if I came across in my post as being critical of you.


      • drtanya@saltedcaramel November 29, 2022 / 9:01 am

        Oh dear!!
        Now it’s my turn to apologise.
        When anyone disagrees with a quote I post I find it more fun and interesting.
        I didn’t realise I had posted two ‘only’ quotes back to back.
        I’m really sorry if I made you feel that you offended me.
        I’ve learned a lot from bloggers like you. I began Blogging Insights drawing inspiration from your FPQ and Rory’s Blog series questions.
        I’m really honoured to learn that you look forward to Blogging Insights.

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