You can expect a bumpy ride through my thoughts, which are sometimes topical, sometimes helpful, and sometimes just downright silly. But I'll always try to be honest and interesting. If my mind has gone blank, then it's probably best I don't say anything – it will save us all a lot of misery.
So, why a blog?
Well, I set up a Facebook page towards the end of last year. I wanted to get a bit more 'out there' without actually having to market myself to real live people (so there's your first bit of honesty). And it seems to have gone down well. I have a few regular 'likers' and 'commenters', and some posts have even been shared. Not a huge achievement, I know, but it's all about steps in the right direction for growing my business.
But I have a problem: I write too much. Even when I'm sharing an article or a post from elsewhere, I find myself having more than a one-sentence opinion on it. So I put it to my audience: would you like to see an Editwrite blog? Well, people weren't exactly shouting from the rooftops, but I got a good lot of likes and support. Phew! I guess that's the answer I was after. If they'd have said 'Nah, don't bother', I might have been a teeny bit offended (at realising I was doing a terrible job and oh my goodness why did I make this career change and what on earth am I going to do now everyone hates me and I'm a rubbish writer that's just annoying everyone on Facebook every day ...)
So, the blog was born.
Do let me know if there's anything you'd like me to write about. Maybe you have a particular spelling or grammar blind spot I can help explain. Maybe you'd like to know more about proofreading, editing or writing. Maybe you'd like to read more light-hearted or observational pieces about life, language, children or running. Maybe you'd like me to have an opinionated rant once in a while. Whatever it is, just get in touch and I'll do my best to deliver.
Thank you for your support!