There are often times when I think, “I should write that down,” and there are times when I think, “I could have written that.” The truth is, I very rarely do and I most probably couldn’t.

Still, here we all are and this is what we’re doing. Trawling the web looking for a distraction from the daily whatever. When I first opened this blog I wanted to think of an angle, something specific to write about rather than all the other failed attempts at blogging in my past which all turned into public diaries of rubbishness.

I couldn’t think of one.



You’re not alone.

In April 2014, I self-published an eBook entitled: People Watching.

People Watching is a collection of fifty two, one hundred word stories involving over fifty unusual characters, some of which you’ve probably met on your travels.

Covering a wealth of subjects including love, friendship, death, sex, plums, religion and chicken kiev all prompted by 52 fantastic photographs.

You can download People Watching from Amazon for less than a pint of beer in your local pub.

Peope Watching Cover

11 thoughts on “This blog

  1. gabrielablandy says:

    I have a lot of students who all might have written your first paragraph. They are convinced that the way it is in their head, will never be the way that it comes out on the page, so they don’t put it on the page. Then, after a while, they begin to put it on the page – normally after I have told them a billion times that writing takes practice, and that no one gets it right the first time. Eventually they find their angels! Keep going 😉

    1. MrBinks says:

      Firstly, thanks for taking the time to write to me.
      Secondly, this blog is proving very useful to do just that – WRITE. To have the confidence to just put it out there and think “yeah, that’s alright actually”.
      Who knows, maybe at some point through the year I’ll even rewrite this page.

  2. Linda Vernon says:

    I completely agree with Gabriela. I’ve found that the more your write the more you want to write and the more ideas come to you quickly and easily. Good luck with your blog! 😀

    1. MrBinks says:

      Well, it’s now August and I’m still going so I think you may well be right with that one! Thanks for the kind wishes.

  3. AnnIsikArts says:

    Stop disrespecting yourself at once. If you look behind, there’s a queue of others applying for that job. Write the rubbish, don’t judge it, move on. In a couple of weeks you’ll be a genius. 🙂

  4. artfullyadelie says:

    What an honest introduction, though I believe you don’t give yourself enough credit. I created my blog with a more specific intent, however, it expanded very quickly…I suppose I’ll have to revise my “about” page in the near future! 🙂 You’re doing an amazing job, and specific angles are overrated! Variety is the spice of life!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    I started my blog Elmira Pond Spotter for the same reason–just a place to write out what’s lurking in my head, mostly about what’s lurking around my pond. I discovered that such blogs are great ways to exercise or even develop one’s voice. It’s the single most unique thing about any writer yet we rarely give it practice. So good for you! Write on! And thanks for contributing to Carrot Ranch!

  6. Jade M. Wong says:

    I think if there were ever an award for most honest about pages, you’d be nominated. I loved the simplicity of your about page. No frills, nothing sugar-coated. I’m happy to have found your blog and I’m looking forward to reading some of your writing 🙂

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