This marks my first anniversary as a blogger. Over 50 blog postings later, and I’m now no longer a “newbie”. If you ask me whether a year ago I’d have thought of myself as a blogger, I’d have laughed at you. I took the plunge, thanks to the encouragement of my friend Bill James of The James Gang, who also worked with me on the design and development of my website and blog.
While most of my blogs have been focused on my business – marketing and corporate communications – I’ve tried to intersperse a few introspective topics, and of course a few hot topics on which I have an opinion!
And what have I learned in my first year as a blogger?
…that you can teach an old dog new tricks
…that you can get an idea for a blog topic from the oddest and perhaps most obtuse or unrelated things you see or read about
…that having a blog keeps you on your toes, making you always think about the next topic
…that I can now identify with writers who get “writer’s block”
…that you keep the momentum going by sticking to a regular schedule, and of course thriving on the feedback you get through comments, pingbacks, Re-tweets, etc.
Thank you to my readers, and to those who’ve taken the time to leave comments. I hope you’ve enjoyed following my blog, and that you’ll stick with me as I head into my 2nd year!
Thank you to Bill for encouraging me to take the plunge and for helping me to design and build my website and blog.
Thank you to Tamasin for helping me with my logo and look and feel.
Thank you to Calum for doing the photography.