I really need to start coming up with catchy names for these non-fiction blog post things, don’t I?
Today, I hit 200 subscribers, and this blog is now almost at 3000 lifetime views.
never really thought that I’d carry on with this thing when I started it; it was supposed to be a place where I could rant about video games and possibly get some experience for when I began to apply for writing positions or whatever I would have been forced to do after I finished university. It was the result of pressure, of tutors and peers telling me that, if I wanted to get experience, then writing a blog was the way to go.
I’ve been doing this for a little over a year now and, when I look back, I’m amazed at how much has changed; at how much I’ve changed. Over the past year I’ve written two eBooks (both colossal failures from a commercial point of view, of course, though I never wrote them for money the money) and I wrote two short stories as a result of timed experimentation along with hundreds of quick-fire poems and pieces of flash fiction; many of which will never see the light of day, and I have all but finished my first novel (ignoring a terrible fantasy novel I started several years ago and never really enjoyed writing).
I’ve grown up, I think, over this past year. I wouldn’t be the same if I hadn’t had this outlet to talk to people, to read other’s work, to submit my own into the public eye, however small and barely paying attention that public eye happens to be.
So, y’know, cheers guys.
And I promise, one day, I’ll get someone to take a picture, so that the stupid shot of me in my graduation gear can be replaced with a more up-to-date image, no doubt showing me looking all broody and miserable in some dank bar room somewhere in Wigan. Or, if I’m staying honest to the types of images I’ve used for my narratives over the past year, pictures of me in said dank bar room’s bathroom.