Actually I set up the blog in July 2006 but I think of that as its conception because I didn’t write another thing until 12 April 2007, when I left work. Then I wrote: ‘I’ve been meaning to write more, both in this blog and in other writing, but somehow there’s always something else to do. Well, now I have time during the day and I will write.‘
From a slow start I’ve been writing ever since – not every day but on average I write about 5 posts a week. But without help from my husband I’d never have got started and he’s always there to help with the technical stuff. I’ve enjoyed writing not only about the books I’ve been reading but also and the places I’ve visited. I really look forward to writing although the downside is that I actually read fewer books now than I did before I left work. The photo is the first one I put on the blog and I still haven’t read all these books! I’ve still got three of them I haven’t even started. It’s just so tempting reading about books other bloggers are enthusing over that I’m easily sidetracked. But I do mean to read Falling Angels, The Sixth Wife and After the Victorians before long.
Blogging is addictive – I love writing the blog, I love reading other people’s blogs (I must expand my list on the sidebar because I read many more than are listed), and I love joining the challenges and linking up with other bloggers. It’s been a good year.