Hello, is anyone out there?
I have signed up for a course in blogging and following is my first assignment. I hope that I will find myself a year from now looking at the first blogs written and marvelling at the growth I have attained. I want to become the best that I can be and to this end will seek all the help that I can find or is offered.
I started a blog last year before embarking on a trip to Africa I wanted to share this trip with others and at the same time have a written record of the experience for myself. I kept notes to remind myself of the main points. I also want the experience to be real and I do not shy away from my less than stellar moments. I will write about travel. I will also write about the positive in the world as the news media seems to have the negative covered.
Writing and photography are my first and second loves and thanks to technology I have the ability to share with a larger audience, including family and friends. Gone are the days of lugging around photo albums after a trip and of keeping a written journal of the experience that only I would view.
The days of the handwritten letters are gone, but blogging provides a chance to share ideas, thoughts and photographs with a few mouse clicks and to receive instant feedback from around the world. It provides an opportunity to research a new place and to see that place through the eyes of a multitude of people each with their own unique way of viewing and experiencing the world. It opens the world wide and allows us a front row seat.
Blogging connects us and creates a family of support. It provides an outlet and a chance to perfect the craft of writing and story telling. When I sit in my living room drinking my coffee and see that someone from another part of the world has read my words, and then I read theirs, the world is much smaller and more attainable. We are more alike than different as we share uniquely human experiences.
Once I had a dream of becoming a Journalist, but somehow life got in the way. I currently have a fantastic career in healthcare and know that I have made a difference so I have no regrets. Still, I wonder if there is time to explore the road less travelled?