This week after over two years, I went public with my writing.
Strange when you view it as going public, with those whom you have a private relationship, rather than the strangers on WordPress, with whom you have shared ones journey since the start.
Pride, that would be the reason, if I am honest, as to why it has taken so long to announce it to the people I know. Not the ‘pride comes before a fall’ pride. But rather the pride that you know you have improved and the goals set by yourself to reach – have been reached. The ‘I have accomplished’ pride.
The kind when a picture of a sheep made with crape paper, macaroni and cotton wool is done by a child. The innocent kind of pride, it was done for nothing but the pleasure of the doing.
Well, It’s not that simple. That would be toooo easy a wall for me to climb, lets just keep adding another layer on top, just too make sure its remains daunting.
So the writing was the start, get more comfortable at doing it, get to the point I don’t feel embarrassed about it. I am still going to see if my English is up to grade and retake my exam if necessary. Then it was do my own website, I personally don’t like the way my blogs are filed on my profile, I wanted it ‘just my way’. So if I am going to the trouble of creating a website, should I not own my own domain name? Then it was, if I have my own website would it not be practical to have my artwork there as well? What good can I do with the site? Then, how is it going to get promoted? Make a Page on Facebook, link them all together…..
The blogging became overshadowed as the secret to let out.
Somewhere along the line was a change. A change so subtle I did not see it.
I stopped putting extra layers on the wall, and before I knew it I was sitting on top of it, looking around.
Sure I could polish this bit and that bit, but as it is a growing web site this will happen naturally over time.
It still amazes me when I look at where my blogs have been read around the world, that little old me, has touched the hearts of strangers, in far off lands.
But the last to know have been the ones within 20 miles of where I live.
I probably even managed to surprise the person to whom I owe the journeys start, Anika.
I just kinda announced it out of nowhere, in a kind of – big intro – way, to the unveiling of the website and my blogging.
I even made it colourful to stand out.
Thank you for your unknown inspiration.