Quick blog: Five important updates (I’ve missed you)


A considerable amount of time has passed since I last spoke to you directly. I hope that you’re well and that you’re enjoying things around here.
Let me give you a quick update on five important things:

  1. 25-word poems
    I’m pleased that I’ve sustained writing a 25-word poem for each day since mid-July. It’s been a great way to begin a habit of writing and it’s creating a journal of ideas that I can revisit in the future (maybe).
    I would like to find a way to collate these poems by month, possibly in a little e-book. I’ll get back to you on that.
  2. Proper poems
    Although some progress has been made, it’s been difficult to find time to write “proper” poems outside of my 25-word ones.
    I’ve just added voice recordings to my latest poems Counting the days since you and Rain sounds— maybe you’d like to have a listen?
    I actually have recordings for all of my longer poems. They can be quite soothing. Here’s a link to my Soundcloud if you feel like listening to my voice on loop.
  3. Twitter
    Additionally, in shameless self-promotion, I’m trying to get to grips with Twitter. I would love it if you followed me there too. I’m not sure how it works so if  you have any advice about hashtags and birds it would be very appreciated.
  4. Poetry retreat 
    I’ve recently returned from a glorious poetry retreat hosted by Growing Poetry at Ranby Hill Farm. It was divine. I will try and do a write up on it but, in case I don’t, here are the details of their next retreat in February 2020. Highly recommend.
  5. You
    Surprise! You are actually the  most important thing. I’ve recently received my 1,000th like on this blog which is kind of a big deal for me. Thank you so much for reading and listening. I’ve started to receive a few comments and it’s brilliant to hear your thoughts. I love it when you talk to me, please continue.

That’s all for now. I’ll try to be good and I hope you do too.


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