The beginning, this delightfully magic moment in time when everything starts. Do we really know when and where things begin? Can we be sure of the exact moment in time, each and every of our stories began? How can we be sure, other things hadn’t occurred before, secret events, which led to further events, and to the precious moment that we decided to call the beginning of everything? Unfortunately, I don’t. I have decided, however, to call my beginning, the moment when an advance copy of a book about blogging landed on my desk. With its bright coloured fonts, it promised to teach me – the novice, the inexperienced – how to make my blog work. I approached it with caution, as I always do with books, which promise me, to make me thin, rich, confident, persuasive, a better communicator, happy, more perceptive, organised, a non-smoker, all the things I am not, a blogger being amongst them. You see, I have attempted before to blog and failed miserably because: 1. I didn’t have the time, 2. I didn’t have ideas, 3. I am always scared of criticism, 4. I lack clear focus. So, all my previous attempted blogging lived a premature death, resulting in adding one more member to the number of inactive blogs and rubbish in the blogosphere. Apologies, for littering. I can only promise to be blog-enviromentally friendly from now on.
Starting with this post, I decided to follow the instructions in the book as much as possible and see if it works. I set up my twitter account and an e-mail address to go with it, I found a template I liked, I customised it, I even thought of a few posts to come. Planning ahead, planning ahead. Ready to go, I thought and smiled, until I stumbled upon the word FOCUS. Reason of previous failures no.4. I welcome variety in my life, which is why I lack clear focus. I like shifting it from one thing or activity to another to suit my mood. According to my book, this is not a plus, when it comes to blogging. My book may be right or wrong, time will only tell but as there is variety in my life, so there will be in my posts. Expect craft, art, books, writing (obviously), photographs, thoughts, travelling and delightfully peculiar events. You may like them or hate them, you may find them hard to keep up with or even confusing. Whatever it is, it would be great if you told me. Talk to me, like me or hate me, use the little blue bird to sing for me, press your thumb on me, make a sky full of stars, hang my pictures on your boards and if you like me follow me.