Retroladytyping …

What, when, why?

on 21/01/2016



I started this blogging lark on a whim a couple of months ago because it has been said that I am good with words.  That might mean I talk a lot or it might mean I am, to quote one of my cousins, eloquent.  I like the sound of that.   Two friends write very eloquently; one mostly on one topic; the other on whatever strikes him on the day, which is more or less how I have proceeded.  That’s the problem though …

I am not and never will be a ‘writer’.  I write, that’s all.  Being a writer implies skill.  I don’t use skill:  I just think and type.

I googled ‘How to write a blog’ and wish I hadn’t.   The general idea seems to be to stick to one topic and write every day.  EVERY DAY!  What?  I don’t have enough words to write every day.  Would anyone want to read my musings every day in any event?  Having said that, according to my WordPress statistics, one person read one post 19 times!!  Maybe they had a lot of interruptions …

I have interests, things I care about – dementia and the effects on everyone involved, music, family, nature, gardening, knitting,  – all important to me.  I also have a mind like a kaleidoscope – there are lots of small pieces, but none shout to be a single topic.

What to do?

One topic or random mutterings about this and that as the mood takes me?  How often?  And what about poetry? Another cousin writes beautiful poems and publishes them on WordPress.  No, I don’t think I can do that.  Definitely sticking with prose.  I couldn’t assemble my randomness into a poem, but how often to commit that randomness to an ordered assembly of words which others may read and which hopefully make some sort of sense?

Every day is probably too much, whatever that website says.  At present I am  writing when I feel motivated  – the last post was triggered by an email from the Alzheimer’s Society about a video by  Christopher Eccleston (who I have a bit of a crush on) talking about dementia, produced by Aardman animations (I also have a bit of a crush on Gromit – sorry), so it cried out to be the subject of some writing.  Some topics come to me unprompted in quiet moments – Alchemy was one of those and it just grew as I typed.  See what I mean – random mutterings.

What do any other bloggers think?  Is it something to be done seriously, in a professional manner, every day on one topic or as and when on random topics?    If anyone would like to read  and comment, that is very rewarding especially if they choose to share it, but I enjoy the process in itself.  Is that why others blog, or something more?  Maybe I should buy a book on How to Blog; they do exist; I just googled it … oh dear ….  Maybe I do need to be a ‘writer.’





2 responses to “What, when, why?

  1. calmeleon says:

    You are very skilled as a writer! Love the blog!! Just carry on as you are id say!

    Liked by 1 person

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