My Blog: Then & Now – WRITING

(Part 2 of My Blog: Then and Now – Taking stock of my blog’s main categories and examining what has changed since I first began blogging in 2013)

 Under the writing category of my blog my aim when I first began blogging in 2013 was to accomplish two things:

  1. To showcase my work, which at the time was freelancing in corporate communications and as a ghost-writer.
  2. To write about and discuss the process of writing, as well as gain knowledge from other blogging writers, as I completed my collection of short stories and began attempting to write books that till then had been only concepts.

But over the past 3 years my circumstances have changed and as a result, for the time being, I am no longer able to pursue working as a freelance writer and neither have I been in the frame of mind to complete the works of fiction I have begun. So you won’t, for the time being at least, find any posts on those topics.

Currently my days are taken up with numerous tasks that have arisen out of the responsibilities I have taken on, which also include child and elder care, amongst other time consuming activities.

What has come back to me however after a very, very long slump is my love for reading. And I do believe writing and reading go hand in hand; you can’t have one without the other.

I hadn’t blogged in over 2 years and I re-started blogging again around the time the reading bug caught up with me again. What a happy moment that was!

So now I practice my writing by doing book reviews of the books I read. I would like to believe that all this reading of other people’s writing will help me whenever I eventually make the time and get into the frame of mind to write again – both for work and to complete those other chapters that are waiting to be closed. Continue reading “My Blog: Then & Now – WRITING”

My Blog: Then & Now

It will soon be 3 years since I first began this blog, and as I began thinking that perhaps it was time to update my ‘About’ page, I simultaneously realised that so much has changed in these 3 years.

I started the blog to have a place for all my interests and to build a platform to showcase my work, which at the time was freelancing in corporate communications and as a ghostwriter.

The purpose of the blog – to have a place for all my interests – hasn’t changed and neither have those interests, but they have taken new shapes and forms.

My circumstances have changed, my responsibilities have changed and I have also changed; maybe a more positive way of putting that last phrase would be to say that I have (hopefully) evolved. Continue reading “My Blog: Then & Now”

Liebster Award

liebster award

I recently started blogging again, after a gap of 2 years! So thank you jillypopmusic for this nomination, which came just a few days after this – every bit of encouragement to keep blogging really helps.

The rules of the Liebster Award nomination are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated and link back to their blog.
  2. 
Display the Liebster Award on your blog.
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
  5. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the award, by asking them 11 new questions (or have them answer the questions you were asked).
  6. Make sure to let the bloggers know you’ve nominated them!
  7. 
Don’t forget to copy the rules into your post!

SO HERE GOES! Continue reading “Liebster Award”

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