I Must Confess I was feeling left out, as I watched the “Why I Write” blog hop doing the rounds.
Well be careful what you wish for, because then not one but TWO lovely bloggy buddies – Bec at The Plumbette, and Lisa from Random Acts of Zen – nominated me!
So here’s my take on the 5 questions …
What Am I Working On?
I’m trying to build up my business “JanetCamilleri.com“. I probably should prioritise getting a catchier business name, for a start – it’s just incredibly difficult to find a title or name that neatly captures all that I do!
My specialties are writing, editing, building and maintaining WordPress websites, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), blogging, and social media support (including Facebook & Google ad campaigns). At times my clients keep me so busy that I don’t actually manage to keep on top of all these things for my own blog – oops!
Still, I’d like to have a couple more regular clients – although I have some great ones now, I’m fearful of putting too many eggs in one basket. Besides, variety is the spice of life!
How does my writing differ from others in it’s genre?
I think of myself as a Mummy blogger with a difference – I’m an almost empty-nester, so you won’t read about nappies and breastfeeding on my blog (unless I’m reminiscing about the Good Old Days).
I’ve also been told many times that I write just like I speak. I’m practical, down-to-earth, genuine, sassy, inspirational and a bit silly at times!
Why I Write?
One of my favourite writing quotes is:
I write because I must. It’s as simple as that.
Blogging just happens to be the primary vehicle I use for it, at this present time.
How does my writing process work?
I live to write. That means, ideas and words are always swirling around my head. The hubster and kids learned long ago to be careful what they say/do – chances are it will end up as fodder for my writing habit!
I try to write down ideas as and when I get them, and start a new post on my blog the very next chance I get. I may not actually write anything more than a sentence or two, at that time.
But I know that once the idea has been captured, it is there waiting for when I *do* get a chance to go back to it. In the meantime, it gets plenty of opportunity to ferment in my brain.
Working from home, and being at my computer all day, means that I can digress into a blog post when the muse strikes – which is wonderful.
Although having said that, I pull the majority of my blog posts together on a Friday and Saturday, and schedule them ready for the next week. Paid work has to come first and sadly the blog is not often paid work!
Who is Next?
I’m passing the baton on to three lovely bloggers I’ve actually had the good fortune to meet in real life:
- Wendy from On the Edge of Ordinary. Most of the time, Wendy lives in Japan with her husband and three boys, however they are currently in the process of moving back to Australia for a year. So it could be a while before she is able to join this blog hop!
- Min from Mins Mash. Min is a middle aged mama, just like me, with 21 year old twin boys and an 18 year old daughter (I hope I got that right). She loves photography, animals, and anything cute.
- Kathy from 50 Shades of Age is also a middle aged mama, maybe a few years ahead of me on this journey called life. And speaking of journeys, she and her husband are currently travelling around Australia with their caravan! Jealous? Who moi?!
If you write a blog, why do you write?
Linking up with My Home Truths.