Would I be creating my first blog if it were not a windy winter's day, the first snowfall gradually leaking away into the already sodden garden, the sun struggling to make a statement? Perhaps not.
I ask myself that very question and others: why am I trying this experiment? who is going to want to be a reader? which secrets might I reveal to titillate the audience / readership?
I have decided to use a blog as another prompt for my writing. I am currently writing a novel which might never see the light of day in finalised form; but I must write it. My head buzzes with ideas about other writing, but where can they find an outlet? I write a personal journal, with handwritten entries more days than not; you needn't worry that I'm going to blog the endless wearisome details of my day to day life. But I think like a writer: when something interests me, a small word processor starts typing away in my brain, turning the experience into a mini-article for an imagined newspaper or magazine. And now I think the blog may be the best destination for these 'articles'.