Over a pile of books that included two mosaic titles, a make-your-own-jewellery manual and the idiots guide to felt animals or some such thing, a customer asked if I had any hobbies. This is a question I dread – reading so does not count and meeting friends in coffee shops only works if I’m writing my next novel there – thanks J.K.Rowling. Then it came to me in a nanosecond:
It’s a terrific little hobby, it really is. You can do it anywhere and anytime – post earthquake it turns out that 3am is quite good. There’s no law against doing it, and it involves no outlay on expensive equipment that then lies around gathering dust; i-Pads way off to one side here if you will! If you blog for the library it even comes with its own built- in buddy so you are guaranteed an audience of at least one. My buddy is large and lovely and lives in Lyttelton. I wish his name was Lionel – that would make a really bloggy sentence.
In fact the only thing I don’t like about blogging is the word: blog. Why didn’t we get bling – an altogether better word. Whereas “I blog” falls out of the mouth like a dead pachyderm, “I bling” takes wing and flies. Right now is the point at which my buddy will be anxiously scanning for links – aka computer witchcraft. So here they are:
So how do you get started? Dead easy, scroll up to the top of this blog post. Click on ‘Leave a comment’. Write something. Click ‘Post comment’ and voila – you have taken your first step in the blog world. Well done!