Hello, reader! Welcome to my first blog post! I have wanted a blog for a long time now, but I never knew how to go about making one or what I would write on it. Recently, however, the lightbulb in my brain flicked on, and I finally know what I am going to post on my blog, though I’ll get into that a little bit more later.
After I got the idea about the content for my blog, I started researching blog sites, and WordPress seemed to stand out as most people’s preferred site. Additionally, many successful authors have hosted their blogs on WordPress, and this fact was a big positive for me in choosing a site. See, part of the reason I have always wanted a blog is to get my name out there a bit more as a writer. I dream of getting a novel published someday, and almost every successful author that I have spoken to has told me that blogging is a good idea, though until recently, I never knew what to blog about. To be honest, that was the only thing holding me back from starting a blog, but then a thought occurred to me: I can blog my apostrophes!
Now, if you are like most people, the first thing that just popped into your mind was a punctuation mark, but I’m here to tell you a little known fact: the word apostrophe does not just refer to a mark of punctuation. No, it also refers to a writing style, and it is one that I happen to enjoy very much. An apostrophe is a piece of writing in which the speaker addresses a person who is not present, an inanimate object, or even an abstract concept. The most common place to find examples of apostrophes is in plays, but they are also sometimes used in poetry and prose (If you would like to learn even more about apostrophes, check out Literary Devices). Being a story-writer, of course I write my apostrophes in prose form. However, apostrophes are usually sections of larger works, and that is where my apostrophes deviate from the norm. I didn’t write my apostrophes to be part of some larger work, but I also didn’t write them not to be. I could easily stick one or two into a larger work if I think they fit.
Another thing you will discover about my apostrophes is that most of them are addressed to people. Some are imaginary and some are real, and sometimes, they do not address anyone in particular. Sometimes, I am simply pouring out my heart to the world. Well, technically, to my laptop, but that will soon change, as they are posted on my blog and seen by you: my lovely readers.
My blog won’t just be a collection of my apostrophes, however. I will also blog about my writing: things like the struggles of writer’s block and the daily challenges and joys of being a story writer. Either way, my hope is to create a blog that you will not only enjoy reading, but also gain something from.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first post!