We all change – our blogs change with us and so too do our About Sections – January 2021
An Introduction …
Since l began my WordPress journey in September 2017 – the direction and stance of this blog has changed. My last “About” update was October 2020 and in those three months till now – the blog as is ever the way – has changed and evolved again.
Scrappy – Left 2013 and Right 2018
Scrappy 30th November 2003 – 12th January 2020 – RIP
2020 was a horrible year for me and not just for the obviousness that has made it horrible for us all as in Coronavirus, Covid-19, Pandemic, Lockdowns and deaths , but also environmentally saddening as well – watching the fires in Australia and all the death and destruction to life made me very sad indeed. January 12th saw my canine friend of 16 years pass and that took away a slice of my soul as indeed did it when l lost Dora back on the 24th March 2014. Our canine companions are really our best friends and it hurts us so very deeply when they go and l am none too sure if l will recover from the loss of two such fantastic friends.
Dora and l Summer 2011
Dora 30th November 2003 – 24th March 2014
The imapct of the lockdown made many people review their lives and their goals, journeys and directions alike and many people changed their attitudes. My own partner of 8 years decided that she still wanted a relationship, but didn’t wish to live with me any more and so from May – July as a couple we were in the throes of packing up a house we had shared for four years and breaking down a garden so that we could move to our new properties and begin life as a couple living apart!
Despite only living 8 miles apart another impact was to land on our doorsteps which altered our lives yet again. She was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2020 and today January 2021 after receiving a course of very aggressive chemotherapy and radiotherapy she is recovering … but also today, we are no longer a couple … we are friends and we will always love each other … but we are just that – friends.
I moved house and moved to another part of Kent, living life as a bachelor – albeit spending most of my time here under lockdown of one sort of another due to the pandemic that is still sweeping the world.
I believe that an About section is a really important part to the writer’s personality – it’s who you are, what you are about, what you believe in, what you write about – it’s as important to both the blogger/writer and their readership as the first meal of the day. An About section, like breakfast sets the reader or eater of content on their way through the day or through the pages and chapters of a written journal.
So, who am l, what is my blog about then?
An excellent question. I am a story teller – not a fictional writer of tales, but a reality writer of the stories that make up and have made up my life to date. Hence why my blog says ‘Storytelling my life for you’ – says a lot l think – don’t you? About who l am?
In addition to being a story teller, l am also a philosopher and a thinker, a topical writer and an occasional tall story writer – and yet even then, my so called ‘creative fiction’ is comprised on 75% reality. It’s not that l don’t write fiction, it is just that l tend to do that sparingly although l am more creative – fiction wise – with some of my poetry.
Push come to shove l would say my genre here is eclectism, diversity and variety entertainment and relatable content and that would be about right.
You can call me, Guy, Bloke or even use my real name – Rory. I sit on the spectrum of autism with my Asperger’s. I write about a number of different topics, mostly passions really, about my life, my relationship, my interests, mental health, environmental concerns, autism, gardening, conservation, composting and funny elements of life itself.
I’ll write in the style and stance that my mood sits in at the time so this could be comedy, spiritual, sensual and on occasion sexual, bawdy, cheeky, business orientated, Aspie, slap and tickle, controversial, opinionated, topical, emotional, philosophical, weird and quirky. Whatever takes my fancy. I love music and films, rhyming poetry, puzzles and asking questions and l have a lot of series and prompts geared up for these also.
However, the About section is merely a brief introduction only into a new writer or blogger that you have encountered and may wish to either follow, read or engage with – so on that note – l will take my leave and wish you well and thank you for stopping by, maybe you and l will chat soon.
If this is your first time to my blog, then hello to you, thanks for visiting, and perhaps you’ll stop by for a chat soon. Otherwise, have a great day and thanks for reading.
I try to update my about section as often as l can for a couple of reasons 1] My blog is always evolving and changing and 2] I am always evolving and changing! Life is about change isn’t it?
Many bloggers forget to update this section of their blog and yet whatever their field of expertise or their personal tastes their stance and style will change over time.
When we change direction, so too does our writing and our thinking, our emotions and personalities reflect different thoughts – so it stands to reason and in many ways more so if you host a reality blog of sorts that out About Introductions need refreshing.
September 14th 2017 – Present
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