Hi Geraldine, to your question about writing I can only say that I am not a very qualified writer but I love writing. If I talk to people on the phone for instance I tend to forget important messages in the conversation whereas when I communicate by email I can always look up what has been said and remember it better. I think I write my blogs on the whole similar to how I would write an email or a letter. I feel there is always something to tell about my life, what I have experienced, what I have been reading, the movies I have seen and so on.
It depends of course who you want to communicate with. What you write about your life, you can also call it a diary or a journal. You write it either just for yourself in order to remember later on what happened in your life at a certain time. But of course you can also address people you know and who are interested in what is going on in your life. By showing you are interested in their life they might give you some feedback and to this you can answer again. And so it goes on. I find it is never boring because you try to concentrate on the things that may be of some interest to some people. If you take photos they can often be a starting point to a conversation or make you think about something of interest.
Do not worry about how you start your writing. Just write down what’s on you mind without analysing it. This is a first draft. You can always change it into a second draft, which may look quite different from the first draft. It is fun to spend some time with improving what you have written. Sometimes it may be better to leave it as it is even if it isn’t perfect writing. As long as you honestly tell something about your life, your feelings and your thoughts as well as about your observations.
Have fun writing! Wishing you a great start. Hope I have been a bit helpful. I guess you are probably a young person whereas I am pretty old: nearing 80 actually!
Best Wishes, Uta (I live near Sydney, Australia)
I tried to send this to Geraldine as an email, however without success. I don’t know what went wrong with the email address.