bursting to come out

This is my new blog. Hello.

I’ve been writing poetry since I was old enough to hold a pen and blogging for three years. I also work in digital marketing which means that the process of writing for me is actually two different things.

As a poet I write to escape, to look closer at the world and dissect as much of this existence as I can. I can’t explain in this blog post what being alive means to me, but as soon as I take away the structure of sentences, take away any rules at all, I feel I can see things around me that others can’t, or don’t. There are things bubbling away underneath the surface that make my heart beat and send shivers down my spine.

Because I also work in marketing, and have for most of my adult life, writing also means – what I am starting to do now right now… I’m forming a story, I’m starting new paragraphs, I’m making sure that I make sense, I’m writing for an audience, you, the reader.

I run another blog, I write articles for other magazines and websites, I devise marketing copy for organisations and their digital platforms. This Autumn, I started writing poetry for the first time in years and quickly realised that there are creative words and ideas inside me bursting to come out, like a virus escapes the body. I want to blog and not give a shit about: SEO, image sizes, structure, posting on Instagram at the right time of the day, who the fuck is reading what I have to say and what the fuck they think.

All of that stuff is important in today’s world, so much so, that it has become my full-time job, a job for which I am truly blessed to have and would not change for the world. But the time has come for me to let loose.

This blog has no theme. One day I might write about witchcraft, and the next, long walks, arts and crafts, photography, travel, or whatever takes my fancy. As bloggers, people, we change and grow every single day. There are so many new things to explore in this world, and I become more wide-eyed with each moment that passes. I want to taste it all. I cannot be categorised. This is not about the followers, the readers (sorry), the brand collaborations, a consistent filter, a social strategy or any best practices. The photo at the top of this blog does not match the content. This is not neat. This is not seamless. This is the inside of my messy head.

This has not been edited. I shan’t be adding tags to this, or hyperlinks, or keywords.  I have written this from start to finish and I shall click publish any second. I shall take each day at a time, and see what else inside me is bursting to come out.

Photo by my very talented friend Lewis David Membery (follow him on Instagram @LewisDavidMembery).