Monday, 23 May 2016
This time last year I was sitting in front of my shiny two week old laptop that my lovely husband had bought for me as a birthday present. I was excited to use it to start writing again. I was excited to share my thoughts through this blog (my first ever post can be found here ) and practise different writing styles.
I was delighted by the immediate response. It had been a number of years, far too many, since I had last published my writing on anything that resembled a blog of my own, or been writing regularly for pleasure. I was overwhelmed by the kindness of family and friends who supported and encouraged me then, and continue to give me lovely feedback now.
Since those beginnings I have had periods of time when I have been writing busily for this blog, and others when this page has been left standing quietly, unattended as my writing has taken me to new pastures and opened new doors of opportunity. I am still a long way from my ultimate goal, but I remain determined and focused. This approach is made all the more possible by the lovely support that I have received, so thank you, everyone.
There has been much discussion this week about the purpose of blogging and the value of blogs. Without embroiling myself in the comments, I continue to be enthusiastic about the medium. I enjoy reading the work and thoughts of others, and for myself I like to try different styles and (attempt to) appeal to different audiences.
For my birthday this year, my laptop came out again to start a new writing project which I hope to share with you all further on in the future, perhaps! I also bought a lovely addition to our family - a new guitar. I hope that this time next year, both writing projects will be going well and I’ll have remastered playing the guitar.
In the meantime, thank you for a year of support and reading – here’s to the next one!
If you missed my birthday musings last year, you can read it again here .