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Ever Changing

May 22, 2013 16 comments

Daily Prompt: Goals – When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?

I can’t make up my mind from one moment to the next, is my problem. Any goal I see for my blog changes from day to day. I just sort of write, really. Get my thoughts down. Be part of a worldwide community of people who also just sort of write, really.

I first started my blog back in, hang on, let me check…

… still checking…

… July 2011 with “Monkeys and typewriters“. Okay, I thought it was longer ago than that. I was pretty sure I was approaching 3 years rather than 2.

I didn’t have any particular goals. Thoughts kept popping into my head (like monkeys and typewriters), and I wanted somewhere to write them down. And so my blog was born. Hooray!

It has evolved a bit over the (apparently nearly 2) years. I’ve done a bit of shonky poetry. I’ve written a bit of mini fiction. I’ve even done some complementary (and largely talentless, but that’s their charm) sketches in the form of the ever-popular DraliDoodles!

I’d love to say I write purely for me and for the joy of writing, but that would be a big fat lie. I love it when people “like” what I write. This appeared in my “notifications” speech bubble thingy a couple of days ago. I know it’s not a lot compared to some of you guys, but I’m chuffed. Yay me!

200 likes for me.

“Likes” for me! Yay!

I love it when people start following my blog. Then I panic a bit. Did they follow me based on one piece of fiction? I don’t do much fiction! I can never think of any ideas! It’s too hard! That’s when I have to take a step back. Primarily I’m writing for myself, in the hopes that other people will like it. So chill out, draliman.

I’d like to post more, but after spending 10 hours at work (on a computer) all I generally want to do is watch TV and then go to sleep (that’s a good excuse for my lack of ideas). Since I discovered the daily prompts earlier this year I’ve managed to post a bit more.

I started out with no clear goals, and I still don’t have any. I’ll just let it take me where it will!

Thanks to all of you for reading and being my online buddies :-).

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