I haven’t travelled much outside the UK – never been much of a traveller abroad. Which makes it all the more bizarre that my words have travelled all over the world.
Friends would crowbar me out of my happy house, that’s how immensely private I am. So if the media stuff disappears tomorrow, I’d be happy at that door closing. I’m happy writing my blog for me and my family and friends and if others choose to read it, then that’s a bonus – I’m more than happy to let them in.
My blog has taken the place of my memory. You’ll have to forgive me if I repeat myself but new people read my blog all the time so at least it’s the first time for them –ha!
If it helps raise awareness and helps others, that’s a bonus. Someone asked me how many ‘followers’ I have. I told them but I also said that that’s not the point of it. I do it to help me and my family first most. I allow others into my world as I think ‘why not’. I socialise more through my writing than I’ve ever done in my life before so maybe I’ve just found my comfort zone.
Through social media and blogs we can now tell the world our thoughts should they choose to read what we say. This was unheard of 20 years ago, but how amazingly close this makes the world feel. The fact that my blog has been read in 46 countries seems unreal – from Brazil to Hong Kong, Virgin Isles to Israel, America to Italy; the world feels a much cosier place for writing my blog. We can learn so much from each other and it’s a great learning tool.
Who knows what tools we’ll be using in 20 years time.
We could all do without seeing me on the media but if that makes me more real and has a bigger impact on awareness, then I’ll continue to put myself through that.
Thank you to all those who have taken the time to read my words.