Aside from the fame, fortune and glamorous women, I started blogging because I realised that I actually enjoy writing. It took me a while to start a blog as I am an excellent procrastinator and I felt I needed some kind of theme or angle to write from. Some of the bloggers that inspired me to join the bloggerati (is that even a phrase?) were parent bloggers, so their blogs fell into a neat category. Eventually, I decided to base my blog on coffee shops, including subjects that are likely to be discussed in coffee shops. I thought this was a clever catch-all to pretty much allow me to write about whatever I felt like. Also, I seem to spend a lot of my time in coffee shops so am beconig something of an expert.
Since the inception of this blog, the frequency of my posts has been somewhat erratic, to say the least. I thought I would be flooded with offers to review really cools products, invitations to dine for free at various St Albans eateries, and never run out of things to write about. How wrong I was. Because my mental health problems often leave me with a lack of drive, coupled with occasional bouts of apathy and insecurity (which used to be known as being a lazy workshy!), I didn't find the desire to write as strong as I had hoped. Furthermore, people weren't begging me to write with quite the enthusiasm I initially anticipted.
The strange thing with me (well, one of them) is that whenever I did write a blogpost, I felt a tremendous sense of achievement and mild euphoria once it was published. The reception to my posts has been extremely positive and I'm very grateful to those of you who have commented on my writing. Special thanks must go to Stevie who, being from Liverpool has inherent learning difficulties yet has been able to read (or perhaps have read to him) my blog and has always had nice things to say - thank you!
Another friend of my, the luscious Lisa (lifestyle correspondent on West Herts Drivetime and a rather successful blogger in her own right over at mummywhispererblog.com) urged me to start writing again, and to write more often. Therefore I decided to set myself a blogging challenge of writing a post a day throughout August. The astute of you will notice that today is 2nd August and I didn't post yesterday. Already it looks like my ambition is off to a shaky start! Too compensate for this, I am going to attempt two posts today, so watch out for the other one, it'll be a belter!
Expect posts about literary festivals, reading, music, films, volunteering and plenty more over the next 30 days!
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