I've finally done it. Spent an hour setting up a blog with no idea of what I'm going to write or how to write it. And I'm terrified at the two possible outcomes: rejection if no one reads it or embarrassment if people do.
So why am I blogging?
Competitiveness of course!
I follow the blog of an old acquaintance, and I have become addicted to it like a soap opera. I live vicariously through her wild parties, romantic liaisons and exotic career choices. I cry when her endeavours fail, pine when she's homesick and get angry when someone ticks her off.
I log on daily and get a buzz of excitement when I find a new post, or curse her name if she's been away from the keyboard too long. It helps to think of it as a soapie, because I'm horribly jealous and kicking myself for not living that life as well. She is on the opposite side of the world, and her life seems to be the complete opposite of mine.
Making an interesting blog must be so easy for her! She's travelling to the corners of the globe, meeting amazing people and doing her bit to make the world a better place... When you compare my life to that, what chance do I have of writing anything entertaining?
The odds appear to be stacked high against me, but I'm ready for the challenge. I'm working on the philosophy "if you can't join 'em, beat 'em". I can't pack up my life and travel, but I can do this writing thing, and
I will topple her from the heights of blog soapie stardom!
So, Cyberspace, or Dear Reader, if you have stumbled upon this page by accident, please make me feel welcome. Give me hints and tips, ask me questions about anything, or tell me to read your blog and we'll put up with each others boring lives just to say we each have a reader....
.......and may my computer be struck with an irreparable virus if my posts are truly awful.