A giant step

My ambition to write goes back a long way.  I remember taking myself away to a quiet corner to write at the age of about twelve.  My family was less than encouraging.  I became a pen-pusher of sorts, but hardly a writer.

When my children were both at school, I had another serious attempt at writing.  I even took a correspondence course on writing for children.  At that time, my confidence was rather low and the rejections of my work put me off.

Less than two years ago (around the time both children married) I began to write and started my first blog, Sue’s considered trifles.

I had used Facebook and message boards previously, but was very nervous about putting anything on the internet.  Starting a blog was a giant step for me.

At the outset I had no idea how to find other blogs or that blogging is a form of social media.  Talk about learning by doing!

My loyal readers may know part of this story already – new followers may not.  (Welcome aboard!)  I hope none of you will be bored.

After about six months of writing to a formula, I needed to branch out and started a new blog (this one) as a result in March 2013.  Nearly a year later I have a page on Facebook, a Twitter account (better informed than ever before!) and I’m even on Google+ although I’m not exactly conversant with it yet.

On top of that I have done a guest post and joined linky lists for various blogging events, notably A to Z in April 2013 and 2014.  My topic for 2013 was alliteration and for 2014…

…I am conforming to the suggestion of the co-hosts and waiting until 21 March to reveal my topic.

One of the early posts on this blog indicated that I have a competitive side to my personality.  I have entered some writing competitions on and off-line and have been rewarded by being short-listed for the UK Blog Awards!

So am I a blogger or a writer?

Currently I blog.  One blog is signed up to Post a Week (and I post twice a week); this one is Post a Day.  However, I am working on some other writing projects and I regard blogging as a good discipline for be(com)ing a writer.  There is only so much time in a day, even when the lure of creativity persuades me to rise early.  I anticipate that this year may well be my peak blogging output year.  As I write more I’ll need to continue blogging, but at a more manageable rate.

My next giant step could be having something longer than a single poem published.

Daily Prompt: Walking on the Moon

by Krista on February 23, 2014

What giant step did you take where you hoped your leg wouldn’t break? Was it worth it, were you successful in walking on the moon, or did your leg break?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us RISK.

Prompt hat tip: anupturnedsoul.