Recently I got the notification that my blog had passed the seven years anniversary. Cant believe another year has passed, the years seem to rush by faster and faster, as if rushing towards the end. This blog has been around for 7 years, if this were a university degree you would be calling me doctor…
Thank you to everyone who has graced these tangle of words…
Everything that I want you to know about me, can be found somewhere within these words. If I had a dollar for everyone who has told me that I have a blog post for everything, I would be a baller, laughing all the way to the bank. Someone told me I write a lot, maybe I have a lot to say, that’s why.
I have never told anyone about how I actually started this blog, although I have written on how I started on my journey Of Being A Blogger and I have written somewhat on how I came up with the title Becoming The Muse, newsflash I just make it up as I go.
I create words, each letter is part of a picture, together a story is told, together with each story I share I Become The Muse, and these are my words…
I created this blog while sitting in the park, as I waited for the time for the hospital visiting hours so I could go and see my sister, who was in the hospital, mostly to pass the time but also because words and I have always belonged. Almost a year earlier, I had sat in the same spot with my sister as we waited for hospital visiting hours so we could go and visit my mother. While my mum had recovered, my sister did not.
Part of why I started this blog is that I wanted to be immortal I wanted my thoughts and ideas living on not only in people’s memories, which are so fickle. I can’t remember my sister’s favourite artist though I remember her ringtone, because I had the same one too, ha!
Our culture used to be rich in oral tradition but with each progressive generation, as the older ones pass away taking their knowledge with them, we are forgetting the stories and our roots, so I write everything I remember and learn about who I am, so that even when I am no longer there to pass on the stories my grandfather told me, they will be still here, and that is why I write.
Celebrating the magic and mystery of my ancestry.
One of my first posts is a tale of how we ended up with fire as a totem, yes my totem is fire. Fire burns as do I Mlilo, Chauke Xinyori Xahumba
… and this is where I burn.
Thank you to all those who in the course of the years have stopped by to peek into my thoughts and might have even caught a glimpse of my very soul, some of you have become familiar and from some of you I have learnt how we are alike and yet unlike and have more in common than the differences that separate us.
Special shoutout to the following for their constant interactions when I don’t see you in my notifications for long periods of time I usually check if everything is fine.
Sam Goldie Kirk of the Dailyflabbergast whose blog is an oasis of calm in a world that wont stop whirling about. “To stop a whirlwind… One day at a time.”
Conniedia of BehindClosedScreens who writes on Lifestyle, Health and Purpose, creating a safe space to bloom and be your best version.
Shuvai who does not blog but has read almost every post on this blog and should get an award or something ^_^ I am making a plan
MsDedeng of TheDedengBlog who loves to walk and writes on life and her home in Uganda while living in America.
Moreblessing of MoreblessingBethel previously known as Anomaly but has evolved and no longer uses a pen name.
Winnie Malinga whose JustSaying blog is an affirmation that there is more to us than mere existence.
….And Berina who I haven’t seen on the blogging sphere but I now know is brewing something because I went off searching to find out why the silence, so keep an eye out for Berina Ogega. Also hello to the HorseWhsiperer your name is always there in my notifications.
As soon as the outside is allowed I will mail all of you personalised postcards so please hit me up with a postal address.
I could name so many others but I would need a separate blog roll post, let me try this WordPress feature I have dying to try… a hidden block which appears to only some people
And lastly because people like things I know I do… I am running a very small small giveaway, one lucky reader will get their mobile phone topped up with $3 credit and five from Zimbabwe will get a small airtime boost.
All you have to do:
Share your favourite of my posts on social media, tag me (I am everywhere find me) also include why you like it and some random thing you learnt from my blog ha… The judges (meaning me) will use their discretion to select the entry they feel best embodies brand Becoming The Muse… winner announced at the end of the week.
Last year when I ran this giveaway Miss Kay who now blogs at misskayblogs.wordpress.com won, this time it could be you.