To blog or not to blog, that is the question…

I’m always late to the party, any party, and it seems blogging is no different. So here I am. Hello!

After taking up creative writing as a hobby a year or so ago things have morphed into a finished novel, a completed writing course and now my very own website. The last piece in the puzzle and, when you put it like that, it all sounds so easy. But for me, that wasn’t the case at all.

Never a tech head, it would have been easier getting myself to the moon than to set up my own website. The creative visual stuff, well that’s easy, but the rest of it, not so much.

There are domains, hosting sites, anti-spam gadgetry, SSD storage, and website builders (get me one of those please). There are widgets, plug-ins, themes, pages, site icons, and let’s not forget post meta data (yes, that is a thing). I could go on but already I sense the shutters coming down. It’s okay, as far as this is concerned, I bore myself too.

I know, I know, I’m a dinosaur. I should be up on all of this but you see, there’s never been a need, before now. But now I’m a brand. Now I write as G M Lawrence. Now I would love to find an agent (please yes please) and as such I need a site. I need a web presence, and I need a blog. I need a space to hone my writing skills, to take things to the next level. It’ll be a learning curve and where better to do that than on the web and at the mercy of millions* of people worldwide. How bad can it be?

So that’s it. First blog done. Hurrah. Let the games begin.

But first, I have to manage my widgets.

*Okay, so millions is wishful thinking, I know, but you catch my drift.