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Daily Prompt: Origin Story

Daily Prompt: Origin Story

Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned?


As most of my readers know, I have two blogs. My first blog was my food blog, Change is Good….. Right?

I started my food blog when I found out I had a wheat intolerance. So I thought of starting a blog that featured gluten-free ingredients. I was amazed at how many good recipes are out there and naturally gluten-free. I wanted to share and I wanted to start a blog. So voila! My food blog was born.

That blog has pretty much stayed the course that I set. I try to add a bit of knowledge to the blog also, so I add tidbits of information on whatever ingredient I’m blogging about. It’s fun and informative and it’s good for you! What more could one ask for?

I started this blog a month or two after my food blog. I’ve always loved to write. I kept journals when I was younger. I love words and building worlds with those words. So I felt a big pull to start a blog just for writing fiction.

It scared the living poo out of me the first time I went to click that publish button. My thoughts were ‘I enjoy writing but what makes me think anyone will enjoy reading what I write?’ I took my courage in my hands and hit that publish button. I’m so glad I didn’t chicken out!


I look back to that very first post on this blog and think, wow, I really did ok. Not great writing, but people read it and came back for more! I was so proud of myself. I like to think I’ve grown more as a writer since that first post. I love writing, making up stories, flash fiction, word play. I just love it all.

So I think I’ve pretty much stuck to what I wanted my blogs to be in the beginning. I have grown as a writer, more brave, hopefully a better writer. I’ve also grown as a person. I’m more confident and I’ve met some pretty amazing people here in this blog world. I may never meet them in person, but I like to think I’ve made some good friends.

A few of you I have grown quite fond of and hope it’s mutual. So in one way my blogs have gone in a different way than when I started. I write for friends now, not just myself.

Thank you to all of you who read my blogs. You will never know how much I appreciate you!

May light and love be yours………..

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I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

14 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Origin Story

  1. It’s true that we beat down ourselves in the beginning and even later…who would want to read what we write? I think it’ll take more time to feel a bit more “established”…but I’m sure that moment will come! I started following your food blog last summer and you are one of my five “oldest” and most precious friends here! Now have a nice Friday, I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂


  2. I started my blog in the hope of meeting a more interesting class of woman on MySpace. Worked out pretty good, really.

    I never feel like my blog accomplishes what I later intended it to do from a non-meeting-interesting-women perspective. or, no, I never accomplish what I set out for myself to do. The blog just reflects that.


    1. So you write your poetry just to try to meet interesting women? Hmm somehow I don’t quite believe that. You got talent Seb and you know it. Women are attracted to talent.


      1. No. That’s just why I started doing it. Then I started to read some actually talented writers, realized I was embarrassing myself an started to get halfways serious about it 🙂


  3. I remember reading your food blog before I knew this one existed – it’s cool to know how you started out. I think you’re doing a great job!


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