The more I write

The easier it gets, right?

Blogging 101 – First assignment

Today marks the start of the Blogging 101 course.  The first assignment is to introduce (or reintroduce) yourself to the world and talk about the purpose of my blog…

G’day,

Mick Dundee from Australia here…

No, that’s too cheesy.  I’m Micheal and I am indeed from Australia.  I started this blog a few years ago, under a different name, but it never really took off like I’d planned.  In late 2014/early 2015 I repurposed it with a better focus on what I wanted to do, which is write.  Not writing for profit, although that would be nice, but more for pleasure.

So “The more I write” was born.

I already have an ‘About me‘ section.  It’s still pretty accurate, although I’m a little older now.

So why do I publish stuff on my blog and not in a private journal?  Fear has held me for far too long.  All my life I have written in notebooks or in docs on my computer, kept hidden away.  Scared of what people will say about my writing.  This is the first big leap into the unknown.  Hitting the blue Publish button is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but the more I do it, the easier it becomes, right?

The main aim of this blog is to write, write and write some more.  I want to write about anything and everything.  Just getting my words and ideas out of my head and onto this blog.  It’s hard to explain but this quote says it best.  “Don’t die with the music still in you”.

I have two people that inspire me.  The first is my wife.  She fights every day to beat cancer and I’m in awe of her ability to keep going.  The second is Bruce Springsteen.  I saw him in concert in 1985 and even though I was only 16 and only knew a few of his songs, it was the most amazing concert ever!  I’ve since seen him in 97, 2014 and 2015.  The ultimate would be seeing him in New York or New Jersey.  Maybe one day.

So that’s about it for now.  By doing this course I hope to get into a better blogging routine and learn a few tips along the way.  I hope I can connect with some like minded people and we can all learn from each other.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Blogging 101 – First assignment

  1. It’s a great first attempt, Mike. I remember making my first post, and it was hard. I must’ve gone back and edited it at least half-a-dozen times, and that was when I used to have 0 views a day. Remember that you can always go back and edit your post – that will take away the fear of pushing that Publish button. I admire your wife’s willpower – sending her prayers and healing thoughts.

  2. Great intro, Its really clear as to what you are about. I wish you all the best and hey life is about pushing ourselves to do new things as you will feel great when you have achieved your goals. I know what you mean about the blue publish button. However, the only thing to fear is fear itself. You will do great and you already have 🙂

  3. Hi, Michael from Australia! I’m Tracey from Tennessee. It’s nice getting to meet you. Do you ever go by Mick or Mike? Just wondering; my brother is Michael, and that’s all he’s ever been called. It seems every other Michael I’ve known shortened the name somehow. Just curious.

  4. Cool ☺ Another Australian public servant writer of about the same age as me ( more or less) ☺

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