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Blogging is lovely.
This blog here started in a very poorly place. I was down in the dumps and down on myself. I needed to start writing to let off steam and this blog let that happen.
Thanks to blogging I have had a much needed outlet over the last few months to moan and gripe. Apart from a rather odd situation along the way (those this applies to know what I'm talking about, and they are the only ones that need to (so don't ask about it!)) it has been a very enriching experience. From writing Bitter Lemon I have had the boost I was desperate for! I have something else to think about and something to get excited about!
I have been writing on and off for five months now and in that time I have progressed in my writing to a stage where I'm applying for writing roles on other websites. I have also had the confidence to set up a blog in a rather competitive corner of the Internet: food.
"Competitive" is completely the wrong word. Apart from The Situation I mentioned above, everyone I have encountered through the Internet have been an absolute joy. They have given me heaps of advice, time and the occasional (well worded!) criticism, all of which has helped me to improve what I'm doing.
The Internet is, ironically, the place where things can actually happen! I have written two blogs in the past week about two women I admire. Both these women have not only read my blogs but have taken the time to send me thank you messages (they were THANKING ME!). To anyone who dismisses Twitter and blogging I will use these experiences as proof that through social networking you can reach the people that have brought a little wonder to your lives and thank them for it (and if they are truly wonderful they may even thank you back).
When I started I didn't know where blogging would take me. I am nowhere near where I want to be but just being HERE is lovely and to anyone thinking of starting their own, I'd say GET BLOGGING!