Daily Prompt – Carry

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I Await You

 

In the days you were growing,

I carry and bear your weight.

Life grows inside of me,

A little person given by fate.

 

The child I love already,

Is loved in ways unknown.

The days turn into weeks,

as you grow where you were sown.

 

The time is slow and painful,

As your weight pulls down on me.

The end is slow in getting here,

My baby, I wait to meet and see.

 

The day is here at last,

Your born into the world.

Your perfect little body,

All tiny, pink and curled

 

The beautiful child we created,

She is perfect in every way.

Ten tiny toes and fingers,

As brand new as the day.

 

Little face, soft cheeks and skin,

Upon her face I gaze,

I love her more than ever,

She will be loved ’til the end of days.

 

 In response to the Daily Post – Daily Prompt

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/carry/

 

Blogging and Branding

I’m currently taking part in a ten-day challenge with WordPress, Blogging University.
It’s aim is to increase audience and give my blog a kickstart. I’m still fairly new to blogging and starting out as a newbie is quite daunting to start a new career in something totally alien to me. I can write Facebook posts, emails and such like but to actually write with a professional purpose is the scary part.

The reason I started a blog was to gain experience in writing through a platform that is anonymous. Facebook doesn’t really give this and its creditability is somewhat questioned. I wanted a more professional feel where I can write freely without the criticism of family and friends views.

In time, they will be introduced to my blog but for now I like to be me, in my thoughts which are spoken aloud.

So back to my task and my Goals!
I’ve set myself three goals that for me are important ones for very different reasons.

1.   I will publish three times a week over the next three months including a new weekly feature called #MummyTalks

This new feature will be a Thursday blog post about parenthood, the struggles and joys of being a Mum to my three beautiful children. The aim being to keep a regular input on my blog and hopefully attract new followers. I’m hoping to develop new writing styles and experiment with a variety of genre.

 2.   I want to increase my blog followers and interaction on my page by 50% by increasing my blog followers to 1’500 by 1st August 2017

I don’t like to set goals too high and yes, it is a very big goal I know, but we have to reach for the stars!

3.   In six months by 1st January 2017 I will link my blog to my personal Facebook profile and go public that I am writing a Novel.

Lastly, this is my biggest goal which is more personal for me. I suffer from anxiety. I will talk more about this in future blog posts. Linking my Facebook profile and going public is BIG. I want to be able to promote my manuscript progress on my blog and publically announce that I’m writing a novel. I’m a secretive person but not in a conceited way, I just like my private life to stay private.
So they are my goals for 2016. They are short term and long term. I will achieve them or at least try my very darn hardest to. I dont like to fail! …
How about you?

What are your goals for the next year?

Have you set goals in the past yourself?

If so I would love to hear them.

Please post in comments to get that interaction started!

Why I am here …

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So, I became a bit of a cliche and decided I wanted to become a writer. The word writer is actually a very scary word for me to say aloud as I don’t think I’m good at writing. I babble far too much and go off track and train of thought all the time.

I was sitting on a beach at the beginning of August, in Bude, Cornwall and had just finished reading a book, written by a lady, I think who lived in my village a few years ago. I have at least come across her at some point in my life as her name and face are very familiar.

Anyway, I sat listening to the waves crashing against the rocks wondering whether I could do the same. It is the first book she has written and is currently in the charts now! So is this something I could do? Would I be able to make it as an author?

This is why I am here. I thought I should test the waters of writing by starting up a blog. Little paragraphs are not scary at all … Maybe I might be good and people may like what I write.

 

Only time will tell …