Fifty posts and still going strong! Yep, this blog reached a milestone earlier this year. When I sat down to write my first piece back in September 2013, I thought I’d see where it would take me. And I’ve loved every minute of the journey so far.
People blog for all sorts of reasons. My main motivation is to tell a story for family, for friends, for random strangers, who might drop in occasionally. It’s my way of recording little episodes that would otherwise get lost over time; it’s a diary, a photo journal, a scrapbook, even, dare I say it, a round robin (and I never thought I’d write one of those). And it’s proved to be a wonderful way to keep in touch with nearest and dearest, both near and far.
I did set out with a slightly different mindset, I’ll admit. I looked at blogging as a potential money earner but the more I found out, the more I realised that the commercial aspect just didn’t gel with where I was heading. Not that I really had a huge sense of direction at that stage, or do now for that matter.
This blog is spontaneous, written on impulse. One minute, I’m folding the laundry, the next I’m planning a craft activity or a little excursion. My trusty camera comes along to record the event, and the words simply follow on from there. A lot of my earlier posts were composed sitting in a comfy leather chair in Ickle’s room as she drifted off to dreamland. Now, I write during the day, or at night, when both girls are asleep. These are special moments, quiet moments during and after the chaos of the day, when it’s just me piecing together a little story because I can.
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