I’m a 30-something IT-Jane, also known as Riekie, who lives in Jeffreys Bay, a town on the South African East Coast. I’m an aspiring blogger/writer who spends my free time doing anything but housework.
I’m a big fan of introspective journeys as I believe it helps me to better understand other people, and myself. You may find my posts a little hard to digest as my musings are often geared toward stimulating thoughts, rather than giving answers.
That said, I hope you enjoy reading!
This is not my first foray into the world of blogging. I dipped my toes in this pool with my first blog, “M(i)z-Hit-Run“, which was a learning experience. This is something I only realised recently, after my friend Lisa, at “Notes from Africa”, started playing around with her blog layout.
I’m not sure if the “Fiddle*-with-your-theme” bug is contagious, but it sure hit me hard. It made me look at why I wanted . . ., no, why I NEEDED to change my blog, and whether it would really change anything for me. So I wandered off on one of my little introspective journeys and came back with a big surprise.
When I started my first blog everything seemed well with the world. But in the space of four months it started feeling more like a chore, and I started having trouble finding subjects for my posts. It turns out that my desperate need to stay anonymous is at the root of my problem. By hiding behind anonymity I had put a lot of pressure on myself. It stymied my creativity and limited the things I could write about.
I’m not saying that I won’t change themes again in future, but hopefully it won’t be as complete a makeover as this one 🙂
* also refers to “playing around”