Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

What inspired me to start a blog?  What inspires me to blog?  Two very different questions!

I had thought about bogging before. My very famous auntie Marie is an accomplished blogger on another well-known blog platform which we won’t mention here.  My daughter blogged for a while when she was obsessed with all things fashion.

I didn’t really want to just have an online diary, but I really wasn’t sure what on earth to blog about…. and then I was working full time so I didn’t have the time to look into the blogiverse…

When I stopped working, I thought a change is a good place to start and I wrote my first post, about being at a crossroads and about living life in ‘today’ just like our dog Wilson.

I am a keen amateur photographer, and have my pocket camera with me (with a spare battery & SD card) at all times.  We love being outdoors, be it in this country or abroad, and I photograph what I see all the time.  I have hard drives full of photos, and finally I have found a place to share them!!

Knowing where to start has always been a problem for me, and the Weekly Photo Challenges have provided the perfect inspiration for me to tell a story about one or two of my favourite photographs.  I don’t have any fancy photo editing software, just Paint and MS Picture Manager, and my beloved camera lens has a scratch on it which shows in some photos more than others, but I muddle through.

This photo of Me, Peter & Wilson was taken by my daughter this year on a hillside near Brighton on my last birthday (29 obviously).  I took some smashing photos of Wilson that day, I will devote a post to them soon!

Me, my husband and Wilson

I have now learned my way around WordPress a bit & have just read your article about ‘internal anchor tags‘ (see if you can find one in this post 🙂  ), I am planning on having a whole section of pages (as opposed to posts) on my experiences in the different countries around the world I have travelled to!  I am really excited about this and really wish I didn’t have to keep looking for a job as it is taking me away from my new addiction – blogging!

Thank you WordPress for making it so user-friendly.  If a 29 (and a bit) year old can learn my way around it… anyone can! 🙂

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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12 Responses to Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

  1. Nafees says:

    say hi to wilson 🙂


  2. Grannymar says:

    You have a famous aunt? She must come from the other side of the family!! If you are 29 then that makes me… hold on I need to remove my shoes and socks!!


  3. Barbara says:

    Reading your blog I find over and over mentions of interviews for newspapers & other media about your blogging & posts you have written. You won an award at the Blog Awards…. You have been interviewed while at protests for Savita… ..

    You have helped and inspired me! Today I have been visited by people from 64 different countries!!


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  6. eof737 says:

    What a beautiful photo… quite romantic too… Love those pink boots. 🙂


  7. Al says:

    You are absolutely right. Whenever I dry up for ideas to blog about, i usually find an old picture that will lead me to a story to tell. It works every time, even if I don’t use the picture itself.


    • Barbara says:

      My problem is, I go looking for one photo, and then I find others and then I get lost in photos that I had forgotten and lots of new ideas for blogs! My problem is time!!


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