LIVING BY THE BLOG
Shame on you for showing up on social media, or feeling as though you have to. There are irks that have come with a blog- a- bit life. Can I post or retweet ‘my kind of’ link without coming off as a narcissist? I teeter on the edge of the comments section, grappling with the exhibition of my words. This unduly sharing tool, sickly sweet sometimes. Like a crap collector other days. Gems of information and opportunity stuck in cyberspace like mud on shoes. And lots of us, bug -eyed in the screen light.
Social media is a digital wonderland of cringe-worthy moments from your past and other peoples lives. There’s heaps of old words twittering around earth, bouncing off revolving stars. It doesn’t matter if its pointless, right? Embrace it. Manage it. Use social media as a business platform or an organisation tool, if it suits you. Communicate with friends easily when you need it. Tweet for good cause and share loveliness BUT make it original. Make it laughable, however shit or how- ever flippin’ fabulous you get your words out. Blogging has got my digital perspective out of the box and keeps me tossing its value over, again in my head. Out with the compost some days, goes better scraps.
My time OUTSIDE is strongly linked to my most shareable moments blogged and written about in all realms. The island Tasmania, I call home is like a never ending paddock of fodder for my well-being and creativity. Its really nice to have places that rumble inside you. Somewhere you know you can go to, so that when you come back to the everyday grind you are a fresh brewed version of yourself. I have friends who worship Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, remarking it is such a place. The Alpine air is ENRICHED with otherworldly goodness. Other magic places at home are just around the coastal corner, The Edge of the World and deep south, Bruny Island is bursting with so much lively activity it’s hard not to get revved up.
It’s been a year since I began Lucy’s Living Guide. It’s a nice place to make my own word trail when I’m not OUTSIDE or attempting to tip the scale in balance of more writing, less domestic distraction. I do words in other places too. Like work for Tourism Tasmania, Niche Ignite and various magazines and publications. If you need a Creative Writer, get in contact for a quote. Pass it on xx
And thanks for reading 🙂