I’m one!

Not me, obviously, but my blog is. Yep I started blogging 1 year ago today. So I feel like I should note this blogversary (is that a thing?). I also feel like I shouldn’t note this in an attempt to avoid being passé. Oh what the hell; it is kind of exciting.

Should I buy a cake?

Of course I bloody well should. I haven’t…yet. I have settled for Prosecco. Being a complete Malbec fanatic I only seem to have Prosecco as a tipple at events nowadays. But that would be a right blooming waste of my homemade cherry liqueur; or the sugar cubes, brandy and bitters I have in stock for my favourite cocktail – the classic.

So I bought a bottle (ahem a couple) of Prosecco. Obviously as I was wine shopping I also stocked up on Malbec and even some biers. I’ll save them for another day.

Party of one for one

I don’t advertise my blog to people I know. So this might be a lonely affair. But it is freezing tonight and I am not going out.

Prosecco is popped and some good tunes are on. I might be dancing around my living room later…kind of loving life. I might flop into bed knackered after a long week and a few drinks.

Have I learnt anything?

No. Not really. Probably a little. A few things. I have a list:

  • I like writing my blog;
  • I think my niche might be amusement;
  • I like reading other blogs (especially amusing ones but also reflective ones and poetic ones); and
  • It takes a lot of time to do this…its lucky I like it.
  • I should stick with the name I chose. Very uncreative but it is what it is. Until I reach 50. That is eon’s away (by the way!).

I am still surprised with how I can continue to generate and write posts and I am even more surprised how consistent I have been with this over the year. It definitely has held my interest which is bloody surprising given I had never given blogging a thought / read / attention before I started.

When I did start I thought I would write lifestyle. Ha! Yes I have a lifestyle and it is clearly fanfuckingtasticly brilliant living in Edinburgh…but I have figured out that I can’t be arsed taking photos of all the things I do. If I did they probably wouldn’t look professional – because the things I do often involve wine and when they don’t…well I can’t be bothered taking photos.

So my niche, even though I still do like writing about yoga and other stuff, seems to be amusing observations, thoughts, musings. It reflects me. I have a serious job and I will never be seen to write about it on my blog. There are loads of well-being, mental well-being and serious blogs out there (side note they are often way more popular than mine) but I don’t feel like jumping into that arena. They do it far better than I could.

I do humour. Maybe I am the only one who finds my sense of humour funny, but it does reflect me well. It reflects that every day…even on the shittiest of days in the shittiest of situations…I laugh.

That said I really like reading a whole array of other bloggers’ blogs. I honestly don’t understand how I didn’t know this world existed before. A definite shout out to those who are also very amusing, to the people who have given me a different perspective to look at, a new found love of poetry and some amazing tunes to move to.

I also think it is amazing that people comment, interact, email and connect. I am lucky, I do like it and I always find a way to laugh.

Another year?

Yeah sure…

Hope you stay around with me.

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Drafts

Inspired by a post this week talking about hitting the button on drafts I checked out my own draft section of WordPress. I have six. For a while this one might make it 7. I can’t help thinking that drafts are same as thoughts in that just haven’t made it out…yet, if ever.

Like the thoughts we swirl around daily in every ones heads.

Thoughts that sometimes are spoken, sometimes are not, sometimes savoured just for ourselves, and sometimes saved for a better time.

Thoughts are like that; our own. Blogging reminds me of this. My drafts are my own until I feel like sharing them. My drafts are usually in my head. Hence the short number in my WordPress thingy.

Sometimes my drafts are just one word. Sometimes just one amusing thought. Sometimes they make it to a header or heading. Often they just swirl around for a while and most of the time they are forgotten when other things take over the swirling.

So thinking about thinking about drafting and drafts I figure I will hit the button on this one. Its shorter than normal but my thoughts today are more focused on how late I will be for my afternoon out in Glasgow.

Thanks for the inspiration V!

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