Q AND A WITH AUTISTIC NICK
Each week when I publish a blog post I get comments left for me underneath those articles.
So, this week I thought I was answer some of the questions that people have been asking me whenever they leave a comment.
Here then are the top ten questions that have been left recently and my replies to them
From Kylie Davies in Gillieston Heights NSW
Kylie asks me why do you only publish a blog post once a week? Other bloggers I follow post once a day.
Thank you, Kylie, for your question. So, in the beginning when I started out blogging, I was posting a blog a day, I think that this was because I had a lot to say about me and my Autism.
I soon started to notice that the quality of my blogs was beginning to suffer, so as the saying goes it’s not the quantity of blogs that you post it’s the quality.
I then decided that I would post one blog post a week due to the amount of work that goes into making each blog post unique.
From Hans Devenish in Castlemaine, Victoria
Luke asks what do you have against Aldi?
Hi Luke. Look I don’t have anything personally against Aldi. I just think that the staff should be a little more friendly and say hi or at least acknowledge me when I am paying for my groceries at their store.
Linda Roux, Paris France
Linda asks I’ve noticed that your recent blog posts have been of a humorous nature why is that?
Bonjour Linda, I don’t want every post to be of a serious nature, we can all have a laugh in life, and I want my humour to be reflected in my posts.
I hope that have been enjoying them as much as I have been writing them?
Erika Jayne, Los Angeles
Erika’s question is How long does it take you to write a blog post?
Hi Erika, well it takes me about and hour and a half to write, edit, and then do a spell and gramma check on my blog post.
Once I have copied and pasted it into WordPress, I then add any more images or embed videos to break up the post and make it more interesting for the reader.
Bethany Fields, from NYC
Bethany wants to know where do you get your featured images from?
Bethany, I use the website https://unsplash.com/ for all of my images that I use in all of my blog posts
Kelly Dodd, from Darwin
Kelly wants to know; how do you know what you are going to be writing about each week?
Kelly the answer is that I don’t! It all depends on what I want to say. Sometimes if something has been in the news about Autism and I think that I can write an article about it then I will. Or if something’s happened to me in the week and I think it’s of interest to my audience then again, I’ll write about it.
Denise Cotton, London
Denise wants to know outside of blogging what do you do to relax?
Hi Denise, well I watch TV, listen to podcasts, do word searches, walk, exercise, listen to music, go to lunch with friends.
Jessica Sands, Cabot Cove
Jessica asks how did you get into blogging?
Jessica, it all happened for me when I met my friend and mentor Janine Ripper. She said
“I could see your passion and talent for writing and thought blogging could help you in many ways, most importantly by connecting you to others, and as an easy way for you to get your writing out into the world. I know what it did for me – it changed my life – and I thought it would be great for you.
Faye from Nashville Tennessee
Faye asks what made you want to create the website www.autisticnick.com and why are you so passionate about Autism?
Well Faye, I write about Autism because I want to break down any stigmas and barriers about what people may have around Autism.
I believe that I want people through my writing to see past the Autism and see the person.
It’s why I am so passionate about bringing Autism to people’s attention through my weekly blog posts.
Helen from Essex
Helen asks, what’s coming up for you before the end of the year?
Well Helen, I am hoping that my second article will be published by the ABC, I am also hopeful that some opportunities that I cannot say anything about for now will happen. Also, that I may reach my 200th blog post by the end of the year!
I would also like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me, subscribed to my blog, read my articles, commented, liked and shared on social media and just be down-right wonderful and positive towards me and my story.
Carry on the Conversation
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Thank you for reading and I will see you next time for more thoughts from across the spectrum.