I started my blog about 7 or so weeks ago, and as it turns out this is my 100th post. I had envisaged that it would be something special but mostly it is a reflection of my experience to date trying my hand at writing. With the exception of the last week, being on holiday as I was and deciding not to write, I have had an absolute blast churning out whatever springs to mind.
I have not given any of it too much thought really, and seldom have I edited anything preferring instead to enjoy the pleasure of getting ideas out there and finding out what I enjoyed doing most. Along the way it seems some people have enjoyed some of what I have done which I will admit has been hugely encouraging. I am still unsure of what I really prefer writing so will continue to dabble until I decide what to focus on next.
Finding time to write has on occasion proven difficult but generally I manage to grab an hour or two at night and will type through my lunch at work if I am feeling really excited about an idea. I am looking at trying to establish a better writing routine as my desire to write ludicrous haiku is now to blame for the amount of time it has taken to paint the hall.
When I started I would simply sit down and type, but of late I’ve started keeping a little leather bound book with me to jot down ideas and explore thoughts which has proven particularly useful.
On occasion my phone will beep away as people read and comment on my posts. I haven’t paid too much attention to the numbers, but checking today I can see that I have generated more than 3200 views from 1040 visitors and 1330 likes. Readers from 68 countries have taken a peek at what I have been doing which I thought was pretty cool. I seem to have about 150 followers too but that includes about 10 from twitter where I publish things to but I don’t really understand twitter very well so really must take a look at that at some point.
WordPress has certainly lead me to reading a lot more too, with so many people to follow I’ve never been short of ways to pass the time and there are some fabulous writers out there which have given me inspiration. I have also loved participating in a load of the challenges out there, and in July I did the Daily Prompt every single day which I find a real catalyst. Each day I also try and respond to one of a number of challenges by other writers as they have given me great ideas too. Ill be listing those out in a future post!
So what will be the next 100 be on I ask myself? I’ve no idea though have a few ideas that I want to flesh out to try and do something more substantial whilst also continuing with the silly things like my limericks and haiku which I do so enjoy.
So, whether you’ve been part of my inspiration as a write or a reader, thanks so very much, I’m looking forward to seeing where this journey takes me next!