I ironically set this blog running in the year that the folk with the fullest imaginations said we would explode into a trillion fragments. I recall my brother speaking to me at the time and being more than worried about the “end” as it drew near.
Anywho, unless this is the afterlife, or I see dead people, the Earth kept spinning and I have continued to write.
As I look back at the many pieces I’ve written, I feel grateful for this blog. It’s gifted me the opportunity to see the evolution of my learning, my mind and my life.
As a self taught writer, up until the year of this blog’s birth, I was full of imagination, but, with no idea how to put it down on paper.
I then joined a writing class. This wasn’t a uni degree, therefore it wasn’t indepth, but it did give me confidence and a certain direction.
Why am telling you this?
For one: if you’ve just kicked off your own blog and wonder if it’s worth it, then keep going. Even if you only have one reader and one like, you writing is you learning your voice and your craft.
For two: even if your first attempt at an idea is shabby, as most of my early work is, you can use your blog as an high tech notebook and, as I’m doing at the mo, go back and treat your good ideas to a little polish.
Therefore, enjoy your blog. It’s you creating. And anything that is the opposite of destruction has got to be a good thing for you and all around.