The Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator – Truly Inspired #27


Truly Inspired Series

1] Blog Name

The Confessions of An Irish Procrastinator

2] Genre/Blog Style

The mutterings of someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing in this life? I don’t have a genre as such, I hope my posts come across as upbeat though!

3] Blog Age

2 months (ish)…she’s started spoon feeding. I’m so proud!

3] At what age did you start to write and what was your motivation for doing so?

I’ve been writing bits and bobs since my school years but never really committed myself to anything. I decided to blog in the hope that if I had an audience I might keep at it, thankfully it’s working! I like writing because it keeps the creative thoughts dancing in my brain.

4] Does writing/creativity come naturally to you or do you struggle to invent something inspirational each day/week/month?

Most of the time I don’t have too much trouble with writing but sometimes my brain won’t cooperate and I struggle a bit. I’m a pretty crafty person so when it happens I abandon the writing and start making something instead. I’m always busy, busy doing something.

5] How prolific are you in your craft?

I write quite a bit now but not all of it makes it to the blog.

6] Are your writings displayed elsewhere or just WordPress? If so where?

Nope, just WordPress but I’d like to maybe submit poetry to some publications in the future.

7] Do you ever suffer from writers/creators block? How do you combat it?

I do the odd time, despite my efforts I can’t pull anything interesting out of my head. But other times I might have 10 ideas at once so save them to my drafts to dip into when I have writers block.

8] What is your preferred creative form?

Currently, poetry. I only started a few months ago but I’m getting a real kick out of it. I didn’t expect the feedback I’ve gotten so it spurs me on.

9] How do you arrive at your decision to write/create/invent about what you have chosen as a subject for the piece/s?

Honestly I just go with the flow. A lot of the time I have a clear idea of what I want to say then end up changing it completely halfway through depending on my mood. Other times I spend ages working on something, then don’t like the finished product so scrap it altogether.

10] Do you need an ambience to work with, such as music, quiet, scented candles, yoga, exercise, reading, film or something else?

I like a bit of background noise, usually a movie on low volume or a bit of easy listening music.

11] What helps you to create your content?

Mostly my own thoughts and daily life. When I’m out and about I might see something interesting or hear something funny and think ‘oh! I could elaborate on that!’

12] Is your content driven by your journey or your story, or by the journeys and stories of others?

Mostly mine and my daughters since we come as a pair!

13] Are there any specific things which enable your creative juices to flow more steadily?

Mental health is a topic close to my heart but I feel there are enough other people out there already sharing great things about it. I aim to promote happiness, silliness and a worry free life instead.

14] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?

Anything from 5 minutes to 2 hours depending on how the brain is feeling.

15] Are you pleased with your finished pieces? How do you feel when you receive acknowledgement from another?

I’m happy with them, I think they are a good reflection of myself. It’s great getting feedback, I didn’t expect to get so much so I’m delighted with it all!

Finally, what advice would you award writers or creators looking to express themselves and to then display their works to the world?

Just go for it! Nothing ventured, nothing gained but you won’t know until you give it a bash!

What l love about The Procrastinator’s Confessions is her overall fun aspect, is it ‘good for a laff, or down for a laff?’ I have never been truly sure of that phrase, but The Procrastinator is good for it, l will not say up for it, because that is just plain wrong, but if that could be said in not that way at all, then l would say it, but as l cannot, l shan’t. Irrelevant that l just did, but l didn’t, not really. If you can follow that baffling waffle, then trust me when l tell you to take the time to follow her blog, it really is great fun.

Don’t believe me?

Try this out for starters – How to speak Norn Iron, which l just loved as a title. My Father himself a Lisbon man couldn’t have said it better himself!

This one is a hellava catch, a right good mucker!

So my genuine thanks to The Procrastinator – this is so like The Terminator you know – l’ll be back – for this interview and her contribution and participation to the Truly Inspired series.


Come on tell me, tell us … what inspires you to slave over a hot blog day in, day out/

There has to be more than ‘Well you know, l came, l saw and l wrote!”

So what is it, that motivates, enthuses and invigorates you to put pen to paper and finger to key/

I would like to hear from more of you, otherwise, well l will have no other choice, but to stalk you, hunt you down and pounce upon you in a darkened paragraph!

Please drop me an email at ….

…. and l will gladly write you up and share who you are.

It is simple – email me at the above Addy or drop me a line in my contact box and l will email you the questionnaire. Fill it in, send it back , and include images that you feel may support what you write, or about your blog, and l will write it up as a post and insert it into this series here.

Come on, you know you want to!

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