OK, it’s show time. I’ll admit it. I’m nervous. OK, ok, you got me. I’m flying by the seat of my pants nervous. I’m about to welcome you all to the Joe James Davis blog!
A content writer in the making
I’ve actually been doing this for a while. If you’ve read the About Me on here then you’ll know that I’m a content writer. This is what I do for a living.
I’ve always had an interest in writing. I grew up reading the greats. I had a first seat to the greatest love story of all time in Romeo and Juliet, I plotted deviously with the Mistress of the Scottish play, I walked through the wardrobe with the Penvensies, I yearned with Cathy and Heathcliffe and I even cast a spell or two with the Boy Who Lived.
With a childhood like that, how could I not become a writer. Since graduating Lancaster University (there’s only one County College!) I did a post grad in Magazine Journalism, served as a part time writer at a magazine for a year before moving into digital content creation.
So yes, I have a lot of experience when it comes to writing blogs, yet I never started my own. Why? The truth is I don’t know. Back in the dark days after I just finished my post grad and I had no job (thank you recession) my mum, a woman who is a writer herself as well as a teacher, someone I look up to, suggested I write one. I tried, did a random post about Lady Gaga (which I no longer remember). Then life got in the way and I gave up.
Yet I’ve always had a lot to say. Ask anybody who knows me and they’ll probably be quick to tell you that I have too much to say (don’t even get me started on politics, you’ll have to free up your entire year). It seemed mad that I didn’t have a blog. Maybe the weight of my own inner ramblings finally got to me, I don’t know but for some reason I’ve finally decided to start writing a blog.
A ‘blog for pop culture, current affairs, politics, history and general moaning?’
So now you know how long it’s taken me the to actually get off my backside and write a blog, what am I actually going to write about?
The tagline to this site reads ‘a blog for pop culture, current affairs, politics, history and general moaning’ and I guess that’s pretty accurate. I like to moan, I moan a lot but I promise you I’ll try to make my moaning as eloquent an entertaining as possible! The truth is though that I don’t really know what this blog is going to be about. I think I might use it as an outlet to explore my creativity. On the other hand I may just use it to vent. It’s wonderful to have that freedom though. I can do whatever I want and I find that thought enormously exciting.
Let me know
So welcome to the Joe James Davis blog! This first entry may have held more resemblance to a passage out of Virginia Woolf novel than a typical blog post, but I hope it’s given you an idea of the kind of thing I’m trying to achieve here. If you figure it out, please let me know!