When I started writing up these blogs, and some are rejigged work previously published or unpublished, I was on a huge learning curve. I am learning slowly the mechanics of posting, tags and titles and can’t thank Perry enough for his perseverance and for being my help line.
I hoped the blog might promote the small business I run, trying to highlight the wonderful food, crafts and products which abound in West Cork. www.madeinwestcork.ie if anyone is interested. Every tutor in every business course I have done or advice session I have attended has encouraged me to write a blog.
I am called in the journalistic world, a stringer, i.e., I know nothing, but can write about any subject. (Eoghan Harris applied this label to me and such is my ignorance I had to ask someone what it meant.)
I love people and love to interview and write up their stories. Everyone has a story, but when you live in a small and sparsely populated community, you have to be very careful what you write and whom you write about.
I am credited with never causing offence. Not sure if that is true because there would be some national/government organisations I have offended, mainly because of my dislike of fish farms. But I never knowingly or deliberately try to offend anyone personally.
I take great care that everything I write is accurate, the information and spellings.
So where to go from here? Do I write more about my travels, about people and personalities I have met here over the years, about my childhood, or the harrowing two years of nursing someone with cancer?