So, it’s been a while. I’ve been under the weather and needed to rest up, so despite the break, I’ve not been up to much.
In the meantime the blog turned a year old, I’ve been at this malarky for a whole year, who’d’ve thunk it?
In twelve months I’ve managed 125 posts, that have been viewed a staggering 15,156 times and amassed 2,572 ‘likes’ on WordPress, but for me the biggest shock was the word count; 72,260 words – thats nearly a flaming novel! If I could only get my act together to write something cohesive then I could be the second Northern Irish person to win the Man Booker. <pig flies past the window and oinks>
Im not sure I can’t remember exactly what I set out to achieve when I started a year ago, I think mostly, I just wanted to get into the habit of writing regularly, and wanted to amuse myself and others. I’m still fairly ill disciplined when it comes to writing, it happens when it happens – or it doesn’t, theres no formula of writing once a week or every other day or anything – that just doesn’t work for me.
Theres been a lot thats happened over the year. The house almost fell apart, Castle Catastrophe; I totally embarrassed myself in front of my son’s teacher Autumn Fair, my car did fall apart Roadside Elf & Safety and I nearly poisoned us all with a truly, bloody horrible, tomato pickle recipe Revenge of the Hell Pickle. I was honoured to be nominated for best newcomer in the Annual Blogger’s Bash Awards and came second (again big huge thanks to everyone who voted xxx) and developed my own style of blog round up which reminds me I haven’t done a Blogworld post for a while.
Best of all has been the friendships that have formed. It’s one of those weird situations where despite never having met in the flesh so to speak, I feel as though I have made proper friends, hopefully youse know who you are 🙂 Again, when I started I had no clue how supportive the blogging community can be, that has been the biggest and best surprise.
So particularly those of you who read my blog regularly, and have persisted through the bad grammar, terrible spelling, lamentable photography, lapses into N Irish dialect, and shockingly bad humour at times, thank you. Obviously, yer all mad in the head and have far too much time on your hands, but thank you !