Happy Birthday to me ! Yes it is exactly one year since I started this blog. Click here to read my very first blog post. Wow ! Time has flown so quickly. Don’t you think time flies by quicker as we get older ? I can remember as a youngster wishing my time away and desperately wanting to be an adult. Now, I would gladly hold back time if I could ( at least to stop the continual onset of wrinkles which keep appearing on my face at a rapid rate !)
So what have I learnt in the last twelve months while running this blog ? Well firstly I am hugely proud of myself learning about all the technical aspects there is to running the blog. During my first few months of blogging I remember accidentally deleting a rather long blog post because of my limited knowledge on the technical side to running an online blog. When the blank page appeared before me I actually gasped and then cried for about ten minutes. After a cup of tea and a rather large bar of Dairy Milk, I picked myself up, brushed myself down and started all over again !
I have completed various online courses into how to start and run a blog and for me, these courses were essential. Coming from a background where we didn’t even have computers at school, this online learning was a necessity to keep my blog running efficiently and to stop me having a melt down every time I pressed the wrong key on the lap top.
So twelve months on I actually feel more confident about my blog, so much so that I recently helped a friend set up her own blog. Now THAT is progress ! Due to poor health recently and a run of flu and other untimely illnesses I haven’t been as regimented about posting as I originally wanted to be. For me, getting into a routine is important as I work more efficiently. Therefore I have just created a new list of blog topics that I want to cover over the next twelve months and I aim to post these at designated times rather in the hap hazard fashion I have been doing.
I have always been committed to posting blog topics that I am interested in, but also that I think you, my reader would be interested in. I am of course trying to concentrate my thoughts towards topics for the over 50’s ( and, as I am over 50 myself I don’t have any trouble finding interesting topics to write about ) However there are many things I write about in my blog that will appeal to all ages and gender, such as mental health issues or reviews on products or local establishments. However I obviously like to write from my own viewpoint ( a lady aged 54 ) rather than to try and write hoping to cover the topic from all ages. I think by doing this I give an honest and fair presentation of the blog topic.
If you have anything you would like me to write about then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see what I can do.
Until next time dear friends I think I will go now and have a piece of birthday cake with my afternoon cup of tea. Any excuse really !