This week I published a short piece in one of the local newspapers.
My intention in writing the piece is to maybe get people thinking about the benefits to themselves in blogging. Also, to help Sophie, an artist and website designer, in getting her new business going in Ireland.
I’ve put in the full text below and added some images from the Deise Greenway website.
“A few months ago I signed up for a course at the Coláiste Chathail Naofa for setting up your own blog. In the end the course did not run but I persisted and contacted Sophie Cousin who was going to run the course. Sophie is professional web designer and artist and in just a few sessions with Sophie I was up and running with my own blog. Sophie is starting another course (Monday, 1st February) and if you have considered writing a blog, even as a passing thought, I really recommend that you have a go. Sophie will help with all the technical bits and advice on how best to present your blog and makes the whole thing very easy. Have a look at my blog www.moisture-matters.com people tell me it has a fresh clean look and that’s thanks to Sophie.
The great thing about blogging is that you don’t worry about grammar and sentence structure and all that stuff that I struggled with at school many years ago. I write what happens to be floating around my head at the time. It’s kind of thinking out loud. Inspiration comes from stuff I see happening around me and, of course, with writing about moisture, the recent atrocious weather has featured a lot!
So, what would you expect to get out of blogging? You may just like writing and a blog site gives you a platform to share this with the world. Recently, I read somewhere or saw someone on TV who said that by writing you learn a lot about yourself. Certainly for me I find memories from my youth just randomly popping up and use these where I can. People living in this area are blessed with a fantastic coastline and mountains as sources of inspiration. My favourite part of Dungarvan town has to be the quay.
I’m really excited by and looking forward to the Clonea to Durrow Greenway opening and cycling along looking for more inspiration. Moisture in the Ballyvoile Tunnel and low lying mist seen from the viaduct perhaps.
You see, it’s easy. Go on have a go.”