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  • Lisa Wee

Ex- Reporter, a stay-at-home mum, a bookstore owner and now a blogger.


Our next friend is Tay Yit Ping. In this modern era, adaptability has become the watchword. Adaptability opens up our mind to new ideas, makes us question status quo, and gives us the willingness to go against convention. Adaptable people aren’t scared of change, as they will first make necessary plans to handle it. Yit Ping has an amazing adaptability that helped her be an ex-reporter, a bookstore owner, a stay-at-home mum, a feature writer and now a blogger.


It is a privileged to know her.




1. WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?


I started blogging about 13 years ago, when I had my first child and a full time mum. Blogging helps me to connect with the outside world and a tools to polish my writing skill (as I was an ex-reporter)


2. What is something you wish more people knew about bloggers?


Blogging is not about sitting in front of the computer but having an excellent researched content. A good blog post is interesting and educational. Blogs should answer questions and help readers resolve a challenge they're experiencing — and you have to do so in an interesting way..


Therefore, we need to understand, even when an article you read is free, it is essential to respect the amount of time and dedication given by the blogger. Please do not copy. From the seed of the idea to finally hitting “Publish,” a blogger might spend several days or maybe even a week “writing” a blog post.



3. Describe a blogger process to find creative ideas?


Many bloggers are naturally curious. That's what makes them great at what they do. The ability to jump from one topic to the next is the key to blogging. Knowing how to properly research a blog post. When I started I wrote about my daily life, children, the books that I like. Now I writes about environmental issues, the city I love and cultures that I adore.


4. What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?


I had a copycat book blogger. She/he copied my blog content without crediting me. Many posts were very personal and unique to me and my voice. I find the situation extremely frustrating and down right unpleasant.


5. Describe how you first get into blogging?


With mass communication degree, I was a reporter before becoming a full-time-stay at home mum. For 2-3years, I was a part time feature writer for a local newspaper while being stay-at-home mum. I had full page columns on parenting or environmental issues. These columns make up my blog (https://yitpingtay.blogspot.com/ )


Once I had my first born, I continued my blogs with simple ideas of how I spend my time with my children - funny, sweet and heartwarming moments.


I stopped blogging for a while and returned to it in 2020. My blogging content switched to cultural content - the city that I live in, the people and the foods. (https://myeasymoment.com/author/yuyue/)


6. What do you do in your spare time when you are not blogging?

Organizing storytelling events online due to pandemic. Spend time with my kids. Doing a lot of cooking. Reading and watching movies are the things that I love to do, but most of the time, I just love to stare at the sky looking at the beautiful clouds.



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