Not the usual type of title you’d expect from one of my posts, dear reader. Indeed, it has not come from my (sometimes) fertile brain. Here’s why I’m using it.
Mel, one of my most regular readers and an occasional commentator who works for Actionaid, put me forward for this event – a blogparty! I know what a block party is, but a blogparty?
Here’s what it involves. There’ll be talks, short films, a brainstorming session and top tips on blogging and social media. All sounds good, doesn’t it? But I ummed and ahhed about getting involved, because: 1. I wasn’t sure how blogging for this, or any other charity, would work. 2. I don’t write for other people. I do this purely for my own amusement. 3. The tone of my blog is mostly irreverent and at times can be snarky. Surely, they want someone writing with the right mixture of gravitas and reverence? In the end, my curiosity overruled my doubts and I decided to give it a go. At the very least I’ll know more at the end of the session than I did before I started. And I’ll meet some nice people.
So I’ve signed up and I’m going. I have no idea how this will unfold. What I am sure of is that I’ll be filled with cake and biscuits. I’m willing to go with that!
I’ll let you know, in due course, how it went.