Well, it is hello world! Or at least one very small corner of it. I’ve spent some time trying to get this blog to look the way I want it to, and to work as I’d like. Finally I think I am nearly enough there to make it public. It’s still a work in progress, but then that’s the essence of blogging, to update regularly. That’s where I’ve fallen down in the past, not being consistent or regular enough. I’m determined that this will be different, since I’m serious about being a writer.

The intention behind this blog is firstly to practice writing, and secondly to have a showcase for my work, and hopefully raise my profile so that when I start seriously wanting to write for publication, I will be a little bit known.

I’m currently taking an online course on writing magazine articles, which is what I intend to do, but I wonder about the future of magazines. Like books, will they be replaced by electronic versions? I read recently that for every magazine which closes at least one more starts up, which is positive. Unfortunately now I can’t remember where I read it, and can’t find it in the history of my browser either. More organisation is required! Also, I guess even electronic media need somebody to write for them, you can’t just keep recycling the same stuff all the time.

Well, here goes, I’m about to make this public. Wish me luck!