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Friday, 22 March 2013

End of Season One

I remember having a conversation on Facebook with Ellen W, my very first guest blogger on this site. She asked me why I started this blog. I gave her and everyone else who asked me the same question the same line: It was a way to keep my mind off my new family, who I was living away from and missing like hell, thanks to work.

That wasn’t a lie, it just wasn’t the whole truth.

I used to talk for hours with my former boss about how soul sapping our jobs were and how it takes something that should be liberating, like writing, feel like a chore. Now I wasn’t that downbeat, but I’ve only been doing this PR thing for a short period of time – but in my mentor I saw a warning (he’s probably going to kill me when he reads that last line).

These past 6 weeks have been an effing revelation for me. This blog is an outlet – possibly a crucial one. I finally understand why so many people do this blogging thing.  It’s not an ego thing (well, it’s got a little bit to do with ego), it’s a way to express yourself creatively – especially if you write for a living and can’t get that outlet at work. It keeps you sane.

Another thing – it kept my mind off of Arsenal’s season. That damn team nearly broke me.

I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to read this thing. It means a hell of a lot and I’m not saying that just to say it. It’s seriously touching to have people contact me on Twitter, Facebook, Email or on some site I repost my blog, not to tell me how great I am, but to tell me I’m wrong and why that is. I get more of a kick from those conversations than the ones that stroke my ego.

I also want to thank the guest bloggers: Ellen, Luke, Jess, Kayleigh and Nil.

I’ve got to take a short break though. I have a new job in London and have to move just outside the great rip-off capital of our country with my fiancĂ©e and my 5 month year old princess.

So I’m thinking of this in TV terms – it’s the end of season 1 of Chocolate Teddy Films. I’m planning to get back writing season 2 in a month or so and mauling over some changes to the site. I’m still looking for guest bloggers so if you’re interested, get in touch at or
In fact, if you have any suggestions on how I can improve the site, get in touch.

Anway, till next time.