A hundred days ago, I would not have believed that I would last this long, nor that I would now have two public blogs.
My other blog, 30daysinistanbul.wordpress.com, is as the name suggests, about my latest trip which is on going. It’s a travel diary cum photo journal and is proving more popular than my everyday site of poetry and gardening. I’ve kept it separate as I believed that it would appeal to a different readership and I guess I’m right. It has attracted over a thousand views in three weeks whereas this blog has more than twice that number, but in five times as many days.
Blogging has had a profound effect on my life. It looks like an exaggeration when I put it on paper, but it’s true.
It has given me a readership that I never had. It has opened my eyes to other bloggers’ worlds. It led me to rediscover my own language – is that not profound?
I treasure the opportunity to share my experience with the world. In a way it’s like putting out food for birds and see who comes and feed. As everyone knows, the result is most rewarding.