A few months ago I read the gripping tale of a woman who changed the direction of her life, trusting in her skills and broadening her abilities in order to make the leap of working abroad.
Amazingly, she’s awarded me the Blogger of the Year Award! Continue reading
When it comes to a blog, it’s the readers that make it. The comments and conversations, reading and sharing encourage me to write with ever greater enthusiasm, passion and clarity. Here’s a smattering of stars from the blogosphere… Continue reading
I write because it costs nothing. Ikea give you free pencils and there’s always something around to scribble on – a napkin, a receipt, a wall, a limb. What kind of writer waits until they’ve saved up enough for a Montblanc or a Visconti?
Whatever made me think I’d be immune? I’d read the blog posts about pressure sapping creativity and the danger of writing for your audience instead of yourself and shrugged it off with nonchalant naivety – that didn’t sound like me at all… Continue reading
“What’s your niche?”
It’s a question every blogger faces. Now I wouldn’t say I’m claustrophobic, but I find being catalogued creatively limiting. If you take into account my change of name, change of religion, change of country, amalgamation of culture, I think you’ll agree I’m kinda difficult to pin down… Continue reading
How do you think I’m going? I mean with this whole blogging business. Am I doing OK? Keeping you interested? Providing a good mix of insight and entertainment in a well-written and easy to understand style? Continue reading
This post is testament to the completion of a personal challenge. I only started blogging four months ago. It’s the first meaningful and completely selfish thing I have done since the birth of my last child. It takes me away from my children, it means the house isn’t so clean and the ironing basket is never empty, it robs my husband of my company in the evenings. But I love it… Continue reading
My friend Jenny, over at cheetahsinmyshoes has tagged me to take part in answering 10 questions about myself. Foolish woman! What was she thinking? Continue reading
For those of you who’ve been wondering what caused me to pick up the pace these last two weeks, here is the answer: I’m publicly declaring what began as a personal challenge. I’m taking part in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo for short) and doing my damnedest to get a post out every day. There. Now you know… Continue reading