Day 12 – Wrestling…

It’s Day 12 of the Blogging Olympics and today’s event is the Wrestling. The challenge today is to find a post I disagree with and write a counter post.

The only problem with this is that I haven’t read any posts lately that I disagree with strongly enough to remember to write about it. This may well have something to do with the fact I haven’t had as much time as I would like to in order to read my favourite blogs.

As a writer and blogger, it is as important to read as much as it is to write. I have found that reading picture books in a similar theme to what I’m writing, for example, is helpful in shaping the story as I can both see what else is out there and what may be missing in the genre.

With blogging, it is important to read a variety of blogs, both those in a similar theme that you write, as well as those that are different from your own.  This can give you topic ideas for your own blog as well as the opportunity to comment (and add your URL if available).

I find it a lot easier to read books. There is a pile next to my bed, in the toilet, in the loungroom, and usually one or two books in my handbag. I pick one up whenever I get a few spare minutes, and often have more than one book on the go.

The issue with reading blogs is that I need to be on a computer to read them. I work on computers all day and sometimes the last thing I feel like doing when I’m taking some time out is looking at a computer screen. Other times, I simply don’t have access to the Internet.

Reading more blogs is something I need to do, then I may be able to meet this challenge fully.

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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