So, This is Scary isn’t it?

I started this little blog adventure to encourage me to write regularly, share my ups and downs as a know-nothing-writer and hopefully, amuse a few people along the way.

I didn’t actually expect that anyone would read it and now that you are, I have become scarily obsessed with the stats page. At first it was exciting, I would click on the app a few times a day and see who was logging in from where and what pages they were looking at, amazed at the technology.

Then the numbers started to go up, I was receiving referrals in from places that I didn’t even share the blog to. It had taken on a life of its own, reproducing to a new audience by internet osmosis. This was even more exciting! My little blog, my words, were being read on the other side of the world and by hundreds of people that I didn’t know and they’re definitely not all family, there’s not that many of us.

That’s when the little Shoot of Doom sprang from the genetically installed Worry Seed and embedded itself into my new found glee. The Shoot sent to remind me that the only examples of my work uploaded so far (apart from my blog) are my rubbish, unedited ramblings born of lunchtime writing prompt sprees. Posted in a writing community spanning the world. A community of accomplished, published, know-exactly-what-they-are-doing, can-definitely-put-a-sentence-together writers. Oh the shame!

I considered hastily deleting them from my Flash Fiction page and pretending that they didn’t exist but then stamped on the Shoot of Doom, the stats tell me that nobody visits these pages anyway. I’ll worry about my reputation when they do.

In the meantime, I’d like to thank everyone who is taking the time to read and share my posts. It’s both terrifying and exhilarating.


About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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11 Responses to So, This is Scary isn’t it?

  1. Alyssa Auch says:

    We writers are a funny breed. In this age it is necessary for us to be outgoing, social, and open about our ideas in a very public way. But our very nature as writers is inherently anti-social, introverted, and quiet. Kind of a cruel paradox in some ways, but then I like that new kinds of writers are emerging. Everyone is a little weird, but some of the popular authors are proving that you don’t have to be like…Poe weird to be good at writing. 😀 Cute blog.

    Also nice name. 😉 I live in Auch-land myself. It’s a good place to be.



  2. Lux Ganzon says:

    Not all new bloggers are lucky enough to be experiencing what you’ve achieved so far. Good job! Great writing!


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    • Hi, thank you for the mention in your blog. For me, on my journey, the image represents the intentional self promotion that will be required if I ever wanted to build a platform verses the comfort zone of anonymity where I currently live. The two have to collide at some point. I completely agree with you though, the magic is all around us, especially in the little things.


  4. Stop checking the stats! 🙂

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  5. Your voice matters. Keep writing. Keep posting. Just breathe. 🙂

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