Blogging for the #MarsGeneration

The important thing is not to stop questioning” Albert Einstein

This post is in response to one of our main supporters! The awesome Aquileana who wanted to get to know more about our blogging and we were happy to respond.

1)How did you get into blogging?

I had a little column in the local paper, and I had written a science article that had been well received, after all we are the #MarsGeneration. My little sister, who was engrossed in a science book, asked “Hey, what if we did a science blog? More people would read it than in the paper!”. She was right because people liked the blog articles and writing about science was much more fun. It also appealed to a much larger audience. My little sister has always been a source of new ideas. Blogging encourages us to commit. The blog is doing well and we’re all so proud!

2)Which advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

Have fun! Don’t think of it as a job. This a way to express your thoughts and have fun. Your level of commitment, though, should depend on what you want from your blog. If it’s just a scrapbook, diary, or hobby of sorts, be as erratic as you want. If you care how many people read it, try a little harder and look at what people want from writers. Add your own little twist and personality. Be funny, but don’t try too hard! Take it from me…it does work.
I also want to add that if someone comments on your blog make the effort to comment on theirs. This will help you in your writing and will build a more loyal audience.

3)Do you have a plan for your blog?

Enlarging it so classrooms can use it as a different way to teach science. We might bring in some guest writers now and then to get a fresh perspective on the scientific world and more use of videos. Otherwise, nothing in our plan is specific, we’re just going to enjoy the process.

4)What do you think about rankings?

We only just learned about it. I’m not entirely sure what they are, to be completely honest. I’m simply a writer and my sister could care less about rankings while she is gazing at the stars or hunting for bugs. We don’t need rankings to learn and share. Now that we have lifted anchor and sailed out into the Blogosphere, we’re continuing to explore. I’m sure we’ll spend some time looking into it eventually but for now it is the fun of learning and blogging that interests us.

It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring!


40 Comments Add yours

  1. All great advice, and I have learnt a lot already from your blog posts 🙂
    I also learn a great deal from Aquileana’s Mythology too 🙂

    Have a wonderful week Love and Blessings Sue x

  2. Faraday's Candle says:

    Same to you Sue!
    Thank you so much for your support and for spreading positivity!

  3. Anonymous says:

    That is some sound advice for someone starting a new blog. I have never even heard of ranking, but from the name of it I think it is better avoided for me. No desire to compare, compete with others in blogging world, though it is probably useful information for certain types of writers.
    Thanks for sharing all this info about yourselves. Best of luck with your future plans to be a classroom aid. What a valuable resource you would be!

  4. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by. They think ranking should be left to the professionals…lol. Everything will happen in at it’s own pace.

  5. Jim in IA says:

    You give good advice. Have fun and express yourself. Be kind. Give credit for work of others.

    Keep learning. You will go far and see interesting things. 👀

  6. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much. All advice well taken!
    Happy Blogging!

  7. I really enjoyed reading this post – it echoes many of my own thoughts about blogging. Blogging should be fun to do, and if your posts are anything like as fun to write as they are to read you are definitely doing it right!

  8. Nancy says:

    Magnificent post!
    Yes you are… Well, we are the “Mars Generation!”
    You gave great advice for blogging and I am glad you started a blog because we all learn from your blog.
    As for rankings… Never heard of it and I say Boo to the idea.

  9. You’re right — Aquileana really is awesome. I love her comments because I can tell that she’s really thinking about my stories. Thanks for sharing your answers to her questions. I enjoyed reading them. Hugs! 🙂

  10. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you for stopping by Teagan!
    She actually asked questions that had us thinking.
    Take care!

  11. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.
    The girls blog for the learning and sharing so that makes it worthwhile.

  12. Faraday's Candle says:

    Like minds Thomas. It has been a lot of fun for the girls and we have all learned so much!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

  13. Aquileana says:

    Great blogger interview… I much enjoyed reading your answers…
    I especially liked to read your answers with regard to how you got into blogging… Truly interesting…
    I am with you as to blogging for fun…. It is all about that, at the end. The Good moments and valuable connections we make here… By the way, i am so glad to know you… You are an inspiration…
    Thanks so much for sharing… Sending you love and all my best wishes. Aquileana 😸

  14. Aquileana says:

    Hi there, dear Teagan…. thanks so much for your words… I love your writing.. Sending love and best wishes. Aquileana 🍀

  15. Jacqueline says:

    Great response. You are on the right track and with the right attitude.

  16. annascuisine says:

    Great advice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Aquileana’s questions about blogging.

  17. Wonderful interview. I love that you have ‘lifted the anchor and sailed off into the blogosphere’

  18. Mann says:

    Feels great to see science people on blogosphere. Great piece of advice.
    and yes blogging should be a fun and should be science….sending radiations to warm your heart and day…:)

  19. Badfish says:

    it’s nice to get to know a little about you two! And yeah, I know nothing of rankings…whatever they are! It’s about the fun, and the writing for me. And of course, making Pluto a planet along the way.

  20. Thank you, We are All of us upon a journey within our blog-sphere, And now more than ever we need to keep reaching out in harmony for all things as your scientific mind knows, Needs Balance.. 🙂
    Have a wonderful rest of the week..

  21. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you for your wisdom. A balance leads to a healthier life as you know.

  22. Faraday's Candle says:

    Everyone has something in life that does not have to make sense…let’s say Pluto!
    Luckily we are in the fun blogosphere but sadly some people really need those rankings for their jobs…where is the fun?
    Enjoy the rest of the week.

  23. Faraday's Candle says:

    Sending warm feelings your week this week!
    Thank you so much for stopping by!

  24. Faraday's Candle says:

    We would love to pick up sails somewhere else too…lol!!
    Luckily we can enjoy your journey through your photos.

    Keep enjoying your journey.

  25. Faraday's Candle says:

    Anna! Thank you so much for stopping by!!
    The questions really made us think!

  26. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much Jacqueline!
    Keeping the right attitude and happy blogging!!

  27. Faraday's Candle says:

    It’s great that you and Teagan know each other. Both great writers!!

  28. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much for your support Aquileana!
    Above all the support and encouragement from people like you have inspired us to continue to write. We will always continue to learn even if we were not blogging but it keeps us more focus.
    You have inspired us to connect and comment more. How gracious of you to do so even when you have so many followers and get so many comments. You still reach out.
    Thank you for including us!

  29. When blogging is fun, it never gets old!

  30. Kas says:

    Thank you so much for sharing such good advice! Blogging should be fun and worrying about rankings just causes stress. Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. Faraday's Candle says:

    I think for businesses and other people depended on it it is a good thing to have but to be creative and connected it would not be worth it. Thanks for your comment.

  32. Faraday's Candle says:

    It is fun and it does not get old. So much to learn and enjoy. Even when you don’t agree with the writer, it is a way of growing and expanding our horizons!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Yes it sure does.. Balance in ALL things. 🙂 Have a great weekend both of you.. 🙂 Hugs Sue xx

  34. Faraday's Candle says:

    You too Sue!! Nice of you to stop by!

  35. AmyRose says:

    When blogging begins to feel difficult and like too much work, I let it alone for a while. Interacting with such a large number of people as I do and the commitment it takes to consistently bring to Petals quality posts are quite the challenges in my busy life. Yet here I have met the most amazing people who have encouraged me as I show them the wonders of Mother. I’m glad we have met because your mind works differently then mine and I learn from you, making me ask even more questions … which is good. Great post! Have a wonderful Sunday!!! <3

  36. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much Amy Rose! It is a wonderful thing when like minds and different ways of thinking come together. There is so much to learn from each other!
    Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for stopping by!

  37. Fim says:

    Great post. Its a cool interview type piece! YAY@ at looking into the world of bugs, below, and the stars above! I have recently been lucky enough to watch, up close, a mother spider teaching her baby how to weave, and all manner of interesting lessons! They’re on the bathroom ceiling, and I have a front row seat!

    I think your blog is off to a fantastic start! And you’ve given great advice about this wonderful world in which we’re involved.

  38. Faraday's Candle says:

    The girls can’t thank you enough for your support. You have a wonderful way of looking at the world and sharing it in a very engaging manner.
    It must have been some show seeing Mama spider teaching Baby spider.

  39. GP Cox says:

    When I was a kid, my parents allowed me to stay home to see the rocket launches – I can’t even comprehend how much the up and coming generations will see!!

  40. Faraday's Candle says:

    Like they say..the girls are part of the #MarsGeneration and will probably see things we can only imagine now.
    Thank you for stopping by.

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