Behind the seen

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”


6 thoughts on “Behind the seen

  1. I’m a big fan of introspection too, housework is not a favorite activity and thinking is cool! Enough said!

    Look forward to reading your posts…I’m subscribed 🙂

    Best wishes.

    • Thanks for visiting and subscribing, crazygoangirl!

      It’s good to know there are other people with the same interests (or disinterest) in the world. 😉

    • Hello Wendy!

      Thanks for stopping by, and the tip about Sunshine’s blog – I’m already subscribed there. I’m glad you enjoyed the “answers” page 🙂

  2. Hello Clouded Marble – I saw that you had ‘liked’ the post I wrote about our cat, so I thought I’d pop on over to investigate *your* blog in turn. 🙂

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