It’s seven years today since I started this blog. Over those years I’ve developed a style and process that suits me and satisfies my creative urge.
Generally I use alliterative titles, finish with a rhyming couplet, and post something most days. I write about my personal experiences, tending not to re-blog items written by others (although I’m thrilled when someone re-blogs my posts). Most posts include photos I’ve taken – my camera is an invaluable blog asset. I don’t write about anyone else unless I have their permission. If I say “we” did something the reader is often not told who is the rest of “we”. I don’t blog about my paid work, except as an aside. I have plenty of other places to write about work matters.
Once positive outcome of the earthquakes is that they’ve given me lots of material. They’ve also brought me new readers and commenters. WordPress tells me I now have 198 followers, although 86 of those are Facebook “Friends” and I’m not sure they all actually read the blog. At the moment my daily visitors average 73.
Seven years is a long time. According to Stanford School of Medicine every single cell in our skeleton is replaced every seven years. So from now on a completely new me will be writing this blog. I wonder if I’ll still be doing it in another seven years?
Heartfelt thanks to those who are regular readers and commenters. You inspire and encourage me in my creative expression.
“For seven years this blog and me
have kept each other company.”