Hello, how are you?

Today’s plan was to publish my first post on this brand new blog. Serendipity lead me to WordPress Blogging 101 last night. So here we are doing this challenge together. It’s not what I’d planned to write, but that’s OK, all that can wait.

I’ve been dithering with fear for over a month now so joining the January cohort sounds just fine. Just what I need – a little hand holding.

Why am I here when my earlier attempts at blogging were sporadic and without a heart? The easy answer to that is because all the gurus say we should be. But there’s got to be something more.

I’m a fantasy fiction writer and blogging is my way to say “hello” to my readers.

A book (even an ebook) is such a formal distant thing. We no longer live in a world where authors are mysterious people, unknowable. Now we can reach out both ways – author to reader, and reader to author, share thoughts and ideas.

As for topics they’ll grow out of the activities I’m interested in: spinning, weaving, bushwalking, photography, geocaching, kayaking, reading, music, and all the thoughts that happen along the way.

Twelve months from now? I certainly hope to have blogged consistently. And developed a voice which will appeal to readers. And be over my fear of all this.

Wishing you all well on your blogging journeys.


18 thoughts on “Hello, how are you?

  1. Hi Margaret,

    Sounds great so far. There’s nothing to be fearful of, and I think the connections we are able to make with other people through blogging is very rewarding!

    I look forward to following along!

    • Thanks so much for your encouragement Michaela 🙂 You’re so right about the connections – otherwise it’s just advertising.

  2. I think your goals for your blog are great! Your writing draws the reader in. I’m not sure what the tagline is all about, but I am sure it will be more clear as your writing continues. Keep it up!

    • Thanks Mary – much appreciate your comments, yes the tagline – I’m working on it. Like you say it might be less obscure after the blog has been around for a bit.

  3. Hi MargaretM –
    I agree with Mary’s comment about your writing style that “draws the reader in.” So I look forward to reading more! Like you, I have been “dithering” with this blogging thing for a while. Maybe this time next year we can congratulate each other on having “blogged consistently!”

    • Sounds like a good plan, we should hold each other to it 🙂 Right at the moment I’ve taken to short little things just to get the experience of doing the exercises.

  4. hearty welcome to wp world, Margaret…walking does prompt thinking, so your proposed wtw (walk, think and write) should hopefully be an enriching process, for you as well as your cyber friends, like me…best wishes… Raj.

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