1. Not My First Rodeo

Hey you

This isn’t my first attempt at a blog and so far, I’ve had five twitter accounts. FB didn’t really suit me, and I have no idea what the snap apps are about. I don’t do selfies and rarely take pictures of my food. I had a theory that I was on social media way too much, so every time I got to 1000 followers or 10,000 posts, I would delete my account and do other stuff, like crafting, until I got the bug again, gave in and created myself a shiny new account.  This is, however, the first time I’ve had a WordPress account, and I follow tons of people who use it, so I guess I’ll get the hang of it pretty soon.

I’m not expecting many readers or followers. I’m not really doing this for that anyway. It’s more of a personal challenge. You know in that Scroobius Pip song, “Death of the Journalist” where he says that he meets so many people who like being writers more than they actually like writing? Well, I’m the other way round. I write ALL the time. It’s just that I don’t write anything very specific. It’s all twitter posts, diary entries, etc. No novel in progress. I’m a big letter writer. I still have penfriends. I know, a dying breed. But the love letters in the shoe box under the bed between me and him had to actually cross an ocean to reach each other. Imagine. One or two sheets of that tissue paper, taking days to reach the other side of the world, and then they get to read your mind whilst you sleep. Emails don’t quite have the same feeling.

I’ve been wondering lately whether I need to stretch myself a bit more. That’s both physically and metaphorically.  Walking to work and a bit of yoga for the physical part.  That’s a whole other post. But for now, I’ll just concentrate on this. Hell, if I can write on Twitter for hours at a time, I can give this a crack.

Thank you for visiting. Please let me know if you enjoy my ramblings! Nx

16 thoughts on “1. Not My First Rodeo

  1. Admiring the time and energy you put into your site and in depth
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  2. I love wordpress so far. Facebook et al – it’s hard to put or do or be anything of permanent substance there. I like that wordpress can be like a personal journal for me but I get to meet amazing writers and read their work too, as well as maybe something I’ve been through or think might help someone else along the way. It’s interesting. Just having one place to really express who you are (and in more than a quick sound bite) is amazing. Fills my creative needs. I hope you stay, I love reading your stories and your quote page rocks!

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  3. Love your style of writing ! Very up my street as they say 🙂 . I am also new to this and it is quite addictive! Off to read some more chapters ..

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  4. 1000 followers on Twitter?… teach me master… I suck at all social media… but I am trying… the voices say to try… so I try… I like your writing style… very laid back and interesting… Welcome to WordPress…

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