Happy New Year to you and yours!
The last quarter of 2017 saw me giving this blog a lot of thought. Not about stopping (as so many favourite bloggers appear to have done in 2017), but more about the direction and content. Earlier in the year, someone had told me that my blog was all about me. Well, hello. At first I thought they meant that the blog was boring/I was boring. What they actually meant was that I used my blog as a way of extolling my own virtues, such as they are, and was looking for readers to say how fabulous I was …
During the Crop in the Country in September, I conducted a scientific survey about the way forward for this here spec of cyberspace … in actuality, I asked two people for their opinion, but, you know. The survey results, ahem, convinced me that people generally like what I’ve written. They may not always comment but when they do, it’s because what I’ve written has somehow touched them. That was encouraging to hear.
Buoyed by what I’d heard, I came home from the Crop in the Country and made a plan. I rebranded, with a name change, and switched hosting platforms. I began to build up a number of scheduled posts, as opposed to deciding what to write about a mere 10 minutes before the post went live. And during that process I realised one important thing. I write for me. I should continue as before … posts about scrapbooking, The Boy Child’s autism, different areas of London, travel (both in the UK and further afield), etc … continue as before, but be better.
My writing is never going win any prizes, but that was never the point. This blog has evolved over the years into more than I ever imagined and I’m happy to continue sharing it with cyberspace. I’d be delighted if you were part of it throughout the coming year and beyond. If not, well, thanks for the time you did spend here. It was very much appreciated.
Now if you’ll excuse me, 2018 is waiting.