Christer Strömholm, Ingalill, 1979 via Abundance
More than a year and a half ago, my friend Helen James and I started talking about doing a blog. It was exactly a year, this month, that I started blogging.
This is post number 200.
I really can't explain what having a blog has meant to me, and how it has changed my life. With 10,000 views a month...it has opened a whole new world, which I can't imagine doing without.
Living as a designer in Ireland, with all the magic that it has, it's also very secluded and isolated.
Being alone, or feeling alone, is just part of the business...
Certainly for someone who has always been considered a foreigner or outsider no matter where I was living...the blog has connected me with like minded people and with some, who a year ago , I would have never imagined having access too.
It has also brought me closer to people in the 'real' world...being vocal and open, has made others realise it's OK to feel and to fear, to have insecurities and to have an opinion...
The blog has also helped me be public about my admiration for those who I care about, writing dozens of 'love letters' to thank them for their influence.
It has also helped me overcome extreme shyness about showcasing my work, a 'publish' click is easier than a phone call!. And has also helped over come my fear of writing in English.
Thank you so much dropping by, it has been a great year...!