Well hello there. Second challenge of writing 101 is to introduce myself. It’s proving trickier than I thought it might be. Introducing myself. Should be dead easy. Do I want people to actually know who I am though? Is it enough to know I live in Nottinghamshire, England, and that age-wise I’m no spring chicken, but have actually never quite grown up? That as well as writing, I like music, travel, eating, wine, gadgets,yoga, flowers, fish, dogs, walking, reading, photography, watching movies, sleeping, …..(I could go on…) and that my family mean more than the world to me?
Do I want to write down on paper (well not paper exactly) what my blog is about? Do I know the answer to that?
Well not really. I started my blog a couple of years ago when I left my job. I’d already been writing bits and bobs for a good long while, and had completed a creative writing course with the Open University. I’d enjoyed it, and wanted to write more, maybe even publish stuff. Anyhoo, started the blog to get me writing, concentrate the mind a bit. And, to a point, it has.
I haven’t published any of my stories on the blog (I use it more for venting my spleen), but recently took the brave step (for me ‘cos frankly I’m more Pam Ayres than Betjeman) of posting some of my poems that had already been well received in the PoetrySoup community. Also, almost due to pure laziness, I have started posting some of my photographs. It’s quicker and easier than having to think of something to write especially when time is tight. Besides, I’m rather proud of some of them.
So, whilst I try to post regularly, I can’t honestly say I have any particular purpose or theme. I hope what I write is vaguely entertaining, and people can identify with at least some of it, but I realise that my writing needs to be brought back into focus, and with any luck writing 101 might help me achieve that.
Oh yes, and I want followers, lots more followers. And people to comment. It can get a bit lonely posting all this stuff and still not being noticed. Anyway, it’s amazing to know that my words are out there potentially reaching people from all over the world. I’m going in the right direction, let’s hope this new set of challenges will prove even more successful.