I don’t feel like a ‘natural’ blogger because I am quite a shy person at heart. Also my only previous experience ‘writing’ has been in a diary I kept as a child/teen and some essay writing for various courses I have studied over my life.
See? Already I want to go back and delete the previous paragraph. My inner voice is being critical; “who cares?” and “you don’t write well enough to be interesting”.
Well, it’s a start. I’ve actually considered writing a blog before, but what to write it about? Lack of topics isn’t exactly a problem for me, I have varied interests but compartmentalise my life to such a degree that combining all these topics had just not crossed my mind. That is, until now.
So I will be attempting to blog about these subjects which are close to my heart (these are NOT in any kind of order):
Fashion: with a heavy leaning toward Rockabilly and Vintage
Sewing and other D.I.Y.
Anarchism and Self-Management
Being Vegetarian (I’m a vegan wannabe)
Dogs and Animal Welfare
Running and other awesome sports like roller derby
I’m sure there is a lot of ground I will cover otherwise too, as this process unfolds.
Most of all I want to be honest. Honest with you and honest with me. I haven’t always been honest to myself, or those who love me. I want to lose the fear I have of ‘everything coming out’, I don’t know why but I’m afraid if I truly let people get to know me, then they won’t like me anymore.
So I have ‘work’ friends and ‘girl’ friends and ‘couple’ friends but only a handful of people in the world know all the dark parts about me that I usually gloss over. They are the people who have seen me at my worst and have stuck around. True friends. I’m lucky to have even a handful of such amazing people.
Let me finish by introducing some of my favourite blogs/sites of the moment: