Starting a blog is scary. Really scary. I’ve been procrastinating for too long now, though. It’s time to ditch ‘the fear’ and get going. So here I am – hi.
One thing I have noticed when reading up on advice about beginning to blog, is to make sure it is something that you are passionate about. Tick; there is nothing I could be more passionate about than my wonderful mother and telling the world about her. When she died, I really wasn’t sure how I’d be in a year but I’m still standing. Admittedly, I am reduced to a crawl when I’ve been on the vino blanc, but you get my drift. I’m mainly standing.
Rather than just rambling on and on I am setting myself creative challenges to spread the word about Mum. I will write about these on here, whilst telling you a few stories of past and present along the way. This is not going to be a morbid read, I promise you that. More smiles, less tears. It’s about battling through the pain of losing someone and doing something special – something beautiful. My mum would have loved this which is exactly why I am doing it.
I’ve got big ideas, small ideas and even ideas involving the readers of this blog (if i get any. Awkward). I want this to be a good read for anyone that stumbles across it (or is forced to read it by myself, stood over their computer – watch out). So many people seem to be so afraid of talking about the loss of a loved one. I don’t think it should be such a taboo subject and I want to try something new. If this inspires anyone, then that’s a bonus.
I am going to be posting regularly, assuming I don’t forget my password. “What a stupid thing to do?” I hear you say. Well, you are listening to a girl who lost two bank cards within a month. Anything is possible. Sometimes I even surprise myself.
Come back again to find out what happened when I left a message on 60 postcards around Paris.
There is a reason I posted this today; happy Mother’s Day to my inspiration.
Ciao for now.
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22 thoughts on “And so it begins……”
Good morning from a sunny, but rather windy Barton on Sea, Hants, not to far from where your family home is. I have just read your book as part of our book club and loved it. I started Barton Bees WI in July 2017 and we have 105 members and 3 book clubs. I am a Mum to 3 grown up girls and the relationship between you and your family really resonated with me. Looking forward to reading your blog now. Stay safe in these challenging times. Xx
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My own postcard site started when I recently found postcards my dad had sent me when I was 4 on a business trip. After finding them, I posted them and started my own Postcards Project.
A Few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. I don’t think I have still come to terms yet with it, but this just may be the therapy I need to help me.
This is a wonderful I idea you have and I can’t wait to hide my own postcards and contribute to 60postcards!
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Hi x I too have lost my mam and there is not a day goes by when I don’t think of her! I still have vivid dreams of her and wish she was still here with me , however she is doing an important job for me……. I lost my son Ralph aged 18 months and she is looking after home until we meet again. I understand completely how you feel and I have waited to get your book to read. It is fantastic and I am really enjoying it, not wanting to put it down and yet not wanting it to end either …………. I will keep in touch Mel x
Hi Rach just discovered your blog -what a wonderful idea. All the best for the project.Liz Jones(Bethan’s Mum)
i’m reduced to tears reading this and the battery on my computer is about to run out, I bumped into your dad earlier today who told me about this project!!!! it is wonderful, and reminds of of many things of my dad who i “lost” well i didn’t really loose him, in fact i think i found him as i have since remembered lots of little foibles we have shared in the family over the intervening 5 & 1/2 years!!!!!
this is truly inspirational & i intend to share with family, friends & patients alike. i look forward to following it. I am a virgin blogger
From all the school kids that new her we all miss her much and she will always have a place at our school
I too have just discovered your blog via Emerald Street and I think it’s such a lovely idea. I love France and I am really close to my own Mum who lived in Paris for a while. Xx
I have just discovered your blog via Emerald Street, and have sat through my lunch hour transfixed. I have shared this on Facebook so my friends can discover it too. This is a beautiful way to remember your Mum, and it is nice to read such a lovely story instead of my usual lunchtime newsreading, which is so often depressing!
I really like your idea and way of sharing your story about your mum. Also your blog posts are relly well written & funny, I’ve just read them start to finish now after your link was posted on Emerald Street today!! I’m glad it’s a success,
This is a brilliant idea , Rachel. Your Mum would be so proud of you. I am loving reading it and the memories of Viv. You are extremely talented writer. Sending my love to all your family.
I stumbled across this… I’m a friend of Beths…. and I think its beautiful x
Brilliant idea when I lost my dad in 2009 I wrote a song 🙂
Look forward to some lovely stories Rach xxxx
HavIng recently lost my mom, and having blogged about her, but not loss, I am really looking forward to your blog. At the moment it is a journey of firsts. Mothering Sunday spent in bed.
Totally agree with, Tom. Viv would think this is such a wonderful and inspirational thing to do and be very proud. x
Great Idea Rach! will enjoy a good read x
Brilliant idea Rach look forward to reading what you want to share. Viv would be really proud!! Tom x
Wonderful idea rachael.x Miss her so very much! xxxx