Good Morning from Northern Ireland. How are you all today and what are you up to? This is how I normally start my tweeting day. It’s a great way to engage with regular followers and initiate conversations with new people. It’s a gateway to new online friendships and fascinating discussions as I learn more about other cultures, beliefs and ways of thinking. It’s also friendly and we need more of that in the land of social media during these dark, disturbing times.
I tend to reserve my more serious online writing for WordPress. Here, where it all began, I write about mental health, faith, and occasionally even dabble with current affairs such as the ongoing COVID pandemic and the US elections. This is serious Stephen. Silly Stephen resides more on Twitter where he rambles on about all manner of nonsense. Follow me on both accounts and you get to see the best, or worst, of both worlds.
But today I thought I’d try the Twitter approach on WordPress. I’d like to know what you are all up to, both those who comment regularly and first time readers. We are a community and interaction is key to that. Life is tough enough without us checking in with one another from time to time. You might be having a lazy day around the house or setting out on the adventure of your life. Either way, I’d like to know.
As for me, well I’m up, and that’s a start. This morning will be spent writing this blog and working on the first draft of my first novel. I’ll have CNN on in the background. This afternoon I’m planning to run the country roads around my village. The evening will probably be spent watching Netflix with Fionnuala. A quiet day, an ordinary day, but I cherish such days. I need normal in my life. I’ve no time for the drama anymore.