This blog began as a personal journey – an exploration of a traumatic incident. But also a writing experiment. How successfully could I convey my story?
In my youth, I was hit by a speeding car. I tried to evoke that experience and immediate aftermath. I wanted to put the user right there with me.
The story I created isn’t, I hope, as grim as it sounds. Even in the midst of life’s catastrophes there is humour.
See for yourself. Begin reading my story, appropriately, at Part 1.
The impact was unexpected. Revived connections with old friends. ‘Virtual’ connections with strangers. Forming like synapses across the web. Mutual empathy straddling the globe.
I‘ve tapped into my passion for travel too. In my early twenties I did a round-the-world trip. I’ve had a job that took me to ‘unlikely’ destinations. Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Tanzania and Syria among them. I have a lot of experience to draw on.
Humorous writing has always interested me. This example, poking fun at expat Brits in Australia, was my attempt.
So yes, the blog is evolving. Growing my audience is the next challenging. I’m told by the blogging community, that is very difficult without a niche. The internet doesn’t understand subtlety or nuance. Only clear categories. This is why there are so many travel, lifestyle and mummy bloggers.
It’s a bummer really. Pigeon holes have never worked for me. But never say never…
So tell me… are you you smelling what I’m cooking?