Were you one of those teenagers who kept a daily diary? I was.
Given that I was a bit of an awkward kid, who lived on a farm and had no social life beyond the occasional school disco, I’m not sure how I managed to churn out so many pages… but perhaps one of these days I’ll be able to face opening up those old diaries again, and reading what I was up to fifteen years ago.
Anyway, the point is that I got out of the habit of writing, and I’d like to get back into it again. Throughout university I was a regular attendee of creative writing workshops, and spent every hour that I wasn’t in a lecture scribbling away for the Student newspaper. But then I got a job, and then I got married, and had a son… and all the hours in the day and days in the week started whooshing past me at a scary rate. Apart from a couple of guest posts on other blogs, the only time I pick up a pencil these days is to write shopping lists.
I am hopeful that the discipline of writing a blog will help me get my ‘writing brain’ working again. And as DorkySon has just started two mornings a week of nursery, I feel obliged to start doing something more meaningful with my time than watching Loose Women.
So this is where I will ramble. Probably quite a lot about parenting. Probably a bit about photography, as I’m currently trying to teach myself the basics. I have a lovely camera with some lovely lenses (thank you, DorkyDad), and while DorkySon doesn’t keep still long enough to get many pictures of him these days, Edinburgh is a wonderfully attractive city and I’d like to try and capture some of that. I will always appreciate your feedback on shots I put up here.
I may also allow myself the occasional rant about politics, but I’ll try and keep those to a minimum.
I hope you enjoy reading.
Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash
Welcome to blogland Ruth! I hope it changes your life the way writing a blog has changed mine (for the better). It definitely does keep those writing muscles in good condition. Don’t forget to add me to your blogroll 😉
Thanks Jo… You’re on the blogroll now!
Hi Ruth great blog! I started a photo type blog with blogger.com but have not done anything for ages will have to start again!
Thanks Susie! You should definitely see if you can find time to get yours going again.
Good to see youre writing again. 🙂
And pleased to get the awesome quiche recepie again as I lost the original copy.
Dear Diary – great way to kick things off missus, nice to come back and see where you began ! x
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This was a good intro post. Sorry for going all the way back to your first publish ever, but that’s where I always like to start when introducing a new blog to my list.