At the end of June I concluded my contract with Symington Family Estates. I had already handed off the Graham’s Blog to colleagues after the 2012 Harvest to focus on the development of The Vintage Port Site. I am very proud of the work I did on both sites, and hope they will continue to be a resource to Port lovers. But for me, personally, it was time to move on to other projects.
Oddly, I decided to take a one week break from writing, and when I resumed, I couldn’t. After writing so much every day for so long, I suppose the abrupt cessation was a shock, and my wrists simply froze up. When I tried to start writing again in early July, the pain in my wrists was too great. It’s only in the past couple weeks I have been able to write for any period of time without pain.
One of my favourite blogs is One Cool Site Blogging Tips, which I recommend as a tremendous resource for all bloggers, new or veteran: it provides great advice on both content and technical aspects of blogging on WordPress, as well as many updates on other developments in the social media environment. Last week the site published a guest post of mine, about how to take good writing and turn it into good blogging – a brilliant prose stylist does not necessarily a good blogger make, even if he or she publishes on-line. There has been some interesting response in the comment stream – take a look at Writing is Not Blogging.
Now that my wrists seem to have healed, I hope to catch up here on Wine, Woman, Travel. It’s been frustrating to have ideas and either no time, while working on Symington projects, or no ability, while my wrists froze in pain, to write them up.
So… here’s to new beginnings.