Not Another Introductory statement
As I sit here trying to think of a witty opening to my first blog post, I’m going to have to be honest with you. I’ve been here before. The whole ‘I’m going to start a blog today’ scenario…
There’s been a ‘Monkey’ blog (don’t ask), a travelling blog, a student blog… you get the picture.
I’d like to say that I have a unique story to tell or that I have an impressive talent, but that might not be completely true. I mean I’m great at copying – not the cheating in a maths test kind, but drawing a picture of another picture – I’m good at that.
Possibly writing? I’ve been told a few times to start a blog. No, not because I’m a writing genius (although that would be nice) or because I can draw eyeliner in a straight line, but because one of my lecturers told me I should. I guess, for me, creative writing is one of the things I really enjoy.
So why have I waited until now? I guess (honestly) it’s partly down to laziness, and partly because I’ve started to feel like I’ve lost my love for writing.
Probably somewhere in between analysing poetry at AS Level, and writing about the benefits of a dishwasher or tumble dryer at my old job at Dixons Carphone. I miss writing about what I want to write about. I miss writing without restrictions.
So, how am I going to make sure I commit to this blog? Well, it’s not just anyyyyy blog, it’s 'The Sunday Diaries' too. So, every Sunday I’ll post (unless I’m somewhere delightful like on holiday).
Sunday’s a good day, a relaxing day. No one gets home from work on a Wednesday or Thursday evening and thinks ‘ooooh I better see what so and so’s posted today before dinner' (well, if you do, please send me a link to their blog, because it must be pretty darn impressive to come before food!)
SO I figured – Sunday’s a nice day to look at this, or read that, generally most people are in a relaxed mood, and I’ll probably wake up from my lie-in before 8pm, so Sunday’s it is!
Wish me luck people – this could be a gigantic flop
If you’ve come back to visit my blog, you’ll notice it looks different. I’ve been thinking about a change for a while, and I’ve only just found the time to do something about it!
I didn’t take long to come to the conclusion that my life is far too boring to write weekly about. Or even fortnightly for that matter! I mean I’ve reached 282 views, but that’s over six months (and probably my mum coming back and forth) - so not too impressive then!
I didn’t expect to become an overnight sensation or the new Zoella (yes, I know she’s a ‘vlogger’, not a blogger) - but if I can’t even keep myself entertained, something’s lacking.
So, I’ve decided to shake things up a little! Get ready for it. Instead of a ‘lifestyle’ blog, Not Another Blog will be a mix of the things I enjoy writing about. I’ll be reviewing products – makeup for example (God help me), I’ll be rating the newest film releases – which I did a little of before, and I’ll be turning the fortnightly posts I wrote (the better ones) into ‘lessons learnt’ or life lessons, and continuing with that.
Let’s give this a whirl then!
... Live with no excuses & love with no regrets ...
Marketer, Copywriter & Journalist
I consider myself a creative individual with a passion and flair for writing. I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2014, since then I've been getting as much writing experience as possible in well-known companies such as Dixons Carphone and currently REED, and now, I'm giving this blogging thing a go. I'm open to any freelance work, so if you feel I've got the suitable skills please do not hesitate to contact me on LinkedIn.
Creative writing is not only what I do, but it's what I love.