Blogging 101, Day 1: Why I’m Here

As usual, I’m slightly late.

But better late than never, right? This year, I’m taking the Blogging 101 course, courtesy of Blogging U. The first task was to write a “who I am and why I’m here” post, and although I’m getting to it slightly late, I’m getting to it nonetheless!

The task: “Use [this assignment] to revisit what you said when you first started blogging, to take stock of what you’ve accomplished and what more you’d like to do, or to lay out some goals for your next six months.”

1. Revisit what you said when you first started blogging

This task made me realise that I never wrote one of those ‘welcome to my blog’ posts when I first started blogging. So today, I’d like to present a long-overdue explanation as to what I’m doing on WordPress.

(Pretend you’re here for the first time. If you’re actually here for the first time… Hi!)

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Hello, and welcome to Pen and Paper! My name is Sohini and I want to be an author someday. I find words, especially written, to be my best means of expression. That’s why I’ve made this blog. I hope for it to be a lot of things: a place for creativity, a documentation of my journey towards authorism (that’s totally a word), and a platform to meet others who share my creative interests.

At the moment this blog is a bit of a collage. It’s a reflection of my life right now, of my current ‘creative adventures’, so you’ll find a lot of flash fictions, photography, and general pondering. But instead of naming the blog Flash Fictions, Photography and General Pondering, I’ve called it Pen and Paper because those are my most constant companions. As I embark on my journey to authorhood (another legitimate word), I hope this blog will accordingly zoom its focus on simply pen and paper (and perhaps a laptop, sometimes).

(I forgot to mention, you’ll find some lame jokes around as well. Sorry not sorry.)

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