Four years ago, when I first started working freelance I set up a blog on my website. My intention was that I would use this to update the world about my work – the applications I was writing, funding successes etc etc. It quickly became clear that I didn’t really have that much to say and that, more importantly, nobody was reading my blog. In particular, the ‘rights’ to publish and celebrate fundraising successes really belong to the charities and good causes that I support rather than me. Last year, I realised I hadn’t posted anything for more than twelve months so I took the blog off my website.
Since then, I have discovered Twitter and other social media sites (beyond Facebook). This makes me think I may now have an audience for my blog. I also think I have more to say (whether this is from increased confidence in sharing my thoughts or a reflection of the broader range of work I now do or something else entirely I am not sure). The obvious benefit of a blog is that it makes my website look like I exist and that I am busy (if I manage to keep it up to date, that is). The downside is that I need to keep it up to date, preferably with interesting posts but I think I am prepared for this.
So, here I am, taking the plunge and launching my blog for the second time. Please like, follow, share, comment or just read it.