Of coffee with an Uncle of Bloggers
If you were having coffee with me, I would warmly welcome you into my world, and ask you to make yourself at home and help yourself to some sandwiches, I have bread today. You may not know it, but its actually a bit of a big deal, getting bread, one has to stand in a long winding queue but fortunately yesterday I discovered to my delight I noticed an old acquaintance now works at the confectionery department of a supermarket and they got me bread no hustles, that’s kinda how life is like these days its about who you know, and if you don’t know anyone, life wont be pretty.
I want to think you know me, or if you don’t you should because you are here now, having a warm hug in a mug with me, oh silly me allow me to re-Introduce myself please call me B, Uncle of Bloggers ….
A rare picture of me being an Uncle to a blogger of tomorrow
If you were having coffee with me I would ask you to think for a moment what the next generation of bloggers is going to be like growing up with all the internet and tech as part of their everyday lives. If I leave my nephew with my laptop for just a second I will find he has already opened the browser and gone to YouTube to watch nursery rhymes; imagine I first used a desktop PC when I was 16 years old and I got my first email address after I turned 18 and it was bloody hard work to open one too, requiring intricate questionnaires that were more demanding than a Visa application.
A rare picture of me being an Uncle of bloggers of today
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that if there’s anything I have learnt about being a blogger, it’s that No Blogger Is An Island in the sea of digital vastness that is the internet you need a place with kindred folk who will show you the ropes, on whose network you can flourish.
You could be an exceptional writer, with top drawer content and yet be unknown and unread while someone else gets mind boggling engagement by publishing a picture of a fruit.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that a website is more than simply posting your content, you must also nurture the community around you. When I first started blogging I drifted a bit until I found my place, I wished I had someone or somewhere I could ask about internet things and at the very least someone to simply read and give me feedback… with time I became that person for others, I am the Uncle of bloggers.
Why Uncle of Bloggers? In Game of Thrones there was a Mother Of Dragons and here I figured hey the number of people I have helped pushed/pulled onto the blogging game I might not have birthed these dragons but I am the proud Uncle beaming at how yesterday you were crawling and today you are flying high being awesome…
Yes my mind is a weird place, you really do not want to ask me what I am thinking or why we are sitting here in the dark and why this place smells like smoke and the toast has a slightly burnt flavour like it was rescued from King’s Landing after the Mad Queen unleashed Dracarys all over it… Promise me if you see me turning into the Mad Uncle you tell me
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you, to reach out if you have any blogging questions or simply want me to have a look at your site and tell you my thoughts, I might not have the answers you seek but I promise I will read.
This post has exactly 5 images in it as per the #WinterABC challenge. And here is a bonus one so I can show off my hair length.