Episode 2 – I Have A Cunning plan?

Okay, it’s been too long. Well, 2 weeks in fact!! But for this blog to work I have to write stuff….who’d of thought it!?

To say my blog launch was a rousing success is stretching it a little too far, but I know it’s something that going to take time to get started. But since that fateful first post, I’ve actually been quite positive about the whole blog. But the key now is to try and continue this, so much so I’ve been on an epic quest to find what I should write about. I’ve also got one or two ideas for articles and topics, that I think might be pretty good. With a notepad equipped with my +2 Charm/Charisma enchanted pen, I’ve been writing these ideas down.

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As you can see my DW note pad has been a very useful companion, ready at a moment’s notice, until I realise I forgot to bring a pen with me (cue audible expletives)!!

I don’t want this blog to just be all about me. Obviously from time to time it’s going to happen, but I want it to be about my interests and also discovering new things too. (this is where you, the reader can involve yourself).

Currently I have two ideas that I want to work on.

Music playlist – Each week I will review a Band and discuss what I thought about the songs. in turn I will also create a playlist via Spotify (hilariously called ‘Jaylist’) of a selection of songs I liked from that week’s selected Band. Great thing about this is I will discover new music and build upon my eclectic musical taste that I already have, and you can involve yourself too by suggesting something to review.

Book Review – Unfortunately I don’t read as much now as I did when I was younger, and I want to try and correct that by reading as many books as possible this year. Currently my book reading for this year totals Zero. as one of my goals this year i want to have read 50 (Amendment – 50 is a long stretch, this is proof that maths has never been my strong point – Thanks pocketmonkeypete for informing me 😉 )  books by the 31st December 2016, this will include audio books too. a long shot to reach 50(-ish) but i’m going to give it a bloody good go! Plan is to give my opinion about said book and possibly open it up to discussion….but i haven’t thought that part out yet!! 😛

Other ideas include reviews of games, tv shows, and movies, which i will be ironing out over the next few days.

The last thing I will be sorting is my writing skill which I’ve never been that great at. Don’t get me wrong I can write (it’s pretty essential when you’re a software tester), but personally writing is a totally different, as you need to write to bring out my personality and at the same time make sense grammatically.

So there you have it, Post 2. It came and went so fast, Onwards to Post 3, i suppose.

As always drop me a comment with a request on what book or band i should try out. And give me a tip or two with this whole blogging thing!

Till next time people…..stay classy 😉

Episode 1 – Greetings and Salutations

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This is me trying to look cool!!

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. – Mark Twain

Well…hello to you all, and welcome to my blog.

As you can see, this is a TOTALLY brand new blog and, as you can also definitely see…it’s little bare right now.

But never fear, this will hopefully change in the future. I say hope because this is my first attempt at writing a blog.

‘So why have i started a blog’ you ask? (cue to readers saying ‘no we didn’t!!)

I began to write this blog because I’ve always been interested in writing a blog, but I’ve never really had a strong enough reason to write about something, except about my life and my interests. Something that I think I should hopefully be good at. I also think it’s a great opportunity to give me a reason to rekindle some old interests and pursue some new ones.

Anyway, here is a list of areas that I will cover over many of my future postings I have and what I will be writing!

  • Video Games – I was born at the perfect time, where gaming was becoming mainstream, where your school friends were dictated by owning either a Nintendo or Sega. In the years since i was introduced to my first console, gaming has evolved so much, graphically and technologically, but culturally also. I will attempt to write about the games i play, my history with gaming, and perhaps some more….probably.
  • Sci-fi – Of course I am a sci-fi geek, all areas and aspects are taken to account, and painstakingly reviews and criticise the tiniest imperfection. From Trek to Wars and other franchises, I’ll cover them all.
  • Movies/TV Shows- I do love a good film or TV show. To be honest, I also love a crap one too….purely for mockery and humour purposes.
  • Music – My other passion in my life, I have a very eclectic and expansive musical background. I can also play a few instruments too.
  • Photography – I’ve always had a good eye for taking a picture and capturing a moment, but unfortunately I’ve never took the hobby seriously (perhaps the blog might help??)
  • Other random things – The ramblings of a mad-man, occasionally, and only occasionally, things can irk me, and ‘Grind My Gears’ per say.
  • And how can I not talk about my Cat – The unique oddity that is … Smudge.

So there you have it, my first ever blog post, and hopefully the start of many more. Apologies if things look crap and out of place, I will be tinkering and sorting things out over the coming weeks, once i got a few posts up.

However, If anyone out there has any advice or tips on a budding blogger starting by all means leave a comment below.