I never thought of being a blogger. No question but that I’m a bletherer, and certainly, I’ve been shooting my mouth off for years in random corners of t’internet, but never in a solo-spotlight way. I admired and enjoyed others’ blogs, but taking that step forward myself seemed scary, exposing and unnecessary.
I’d still be lurking in the shadows, but for a remarkable and inspiring young man called Connor Sparrowhawk. He may even be a little bit magic. Never met him in person, but first he made a Twit (or is that a Twerp?) of me, and then he turned me into a blogger. As of 10/2/15, he’s also got me on a Youtube Channel. He’s a legend.
Connor and his family have experienced – are still undergoing – some of the worst ordeals imaginable. The sort of trials that the rest of us are guiltily grateful to have dodged so far and hope, with desperate force, never to have to confront for ourselves. For his sake and theirs, here I am, experimenting with pushing a toe out into my discomfort zone.
PS In some posts, details have been changed to protect the innocent. And to spare the guilty.