Just write something …


For the past few weeks, I’ve have been trying figure out what I want this blog to be. What direction I want it to take. Should I have a theme? Should I write about something I know? Whilst I been thinking about this, I’ve also been looking up on the Internet about ‘what makes a good blog.’ There are shed loads of websites that claim to give the best advice to ‘bloggers’ on how to make their blog count. How to make it successful. How to make post go ‘viral.’

However, the one piece of advice that seems to be consistent is ‘Just write!’ Don’t get bogged down with trying to write for others, just write what you want to write. Now, that said, I did try this ‘once upon another blog’ and I don’t think it worked. So I sat down earlier this evening and tried to work out why I write a blog. What motivates me to sit down once a week and tap out the stuff I produce?

Vanity! That is the conclusion I came to. That and a desire to be recognised. A desire to part of a group that people want to listen to. So I have decided that I am not going to change my blog. It is going to what it is. If people want to read it, they will. If not, then why worry. I’m going to continue (or maybe start) being me. Whoever that is!

Let’s be social – #writing101


I have been a huge fan of Judy Garland for many more years than I care to remember. There are many words and statements that are attributed to her and I think a great number of them were possibly the studios putting the words into her mouth. However this one became her voice, I care not. The sentiment is one I like to believe in. It just makes complete sense. Why be anything else but you? It doesn’t mean that you are a perfect. Nobody in their right mind expects you to be perfect. You just have to be you. Warts and all!