Why do I blog? It’s not as if we really needed more chores to do, but the fantastic blogs out on the interwebs really inspired me to hoik up a speakers box of my own, where hubby & I could share our wanderings.
My blog reader is full of incredible people who write some amazing things, and I’ve learned that to consistently blog it takes some planning, and quite a bit of time and determination.
On the positive side it’s making us get more creative, get out of the day-to-day rut we are in and explore the wonderful city we don’t take full advantage of. There are so many delights in the many-faceted London.
Its also pushing my cooking boundaries as well, trying to cook more varied dishes, try so many wonderful new things and new restaurants – which is nice to have a record of (especially when trying to recreate dishes that we really enjoyed, then ruin because we’ve missed a key ingrediant) .
Its also quite easy sometimes – I’m not really writing for any niche in particular, but just about the things that we enjoy, and take my fancy. I’ve also found that writing when inspirition takes you is a very good idea – if you procrastinate you will lose ‘that idea’ which in hindsight was probably a good one!
Technology helps. I write a lot of my posts on my commute – making use of the time that otherwise I may have just been staring out of the window, trying not to look at anyone else.
In some ways I think it’s also helping my work – my written work which I was never very confident about is getting stronger – it may not be changing at all, but the way I feel about it is more confident. Having a blog is also quite cathartic.