I know, I’ve said it many times before and I have gone on to break that promise made to myself but here I am trying to give Mari’s World another injection of TLC.
My lockdown diary didn’t go very far (3 weeks!) but I have to say, I had the very best time and it was more about spending that time with Paul, the girls and Baxter than writing.
There have been so many times over the past few years when I have come that close *gestures a tiny gap between thumb and forefinger* to pulling the plug on my blog but there has always been something stopping me. After all, there is a decade of work here – not all good but still, a lot can be used and some may be helpful to other readers out there.
Mari’s World has taught me a lot about communication. My first stabs in the dark at writing were incredibly short and many were so bad I deleted them as I cringed at what I had written. But, I learnt from them and went on to writing longer posts and paying more attention to the content, the grammar and the punctuation – an ongoing learning curve. I discovered my old pregnancy diaries and imported them here before Babyworld shut down. They need a huge amount of editing and sit quietly in the archives until I can find the time (and stamina) to face the task. They are quite simply where my writing started and also a lovely memory of an important moment in my life.
In the past fourteen years, I have tried many forms of blogging; conception diaries, pregnancy diary, food blogging, travel blogging, reviews and much more. The trouble is, every time I tried something new, I would then see so many others better at it than me.
But, that didn’t stop me. No, I went on to find something else that I could be good at.
In the past few years, I have stepped back completely from blogging and when I look at the community now, it is a very different place to the one I fell in love with. Not better, or worse, just very different and I don’t really want to go back into that busy environment but choose a new quieter path that suits me. In the good, old days I wrote Every. Single. Day. That is not my intention now but to write some informed posts on a more regular basis.
Now, I want it to be more about writing for pleasure and as I shall soon be starting the second year of my Arts & Humanities degree with the Open University (chosen modules – Creative Writing and Worlds of English – no surprises there!) I will need to write daily.
I think I’m going to have to revamp the whole blog to suit the new me, maybe a new header, definitely a new photo and about page plus a new category – writer.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.