This year I decided to blog about my thoughts and feelings on the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, which for me is the most topical thing in my life at the moment for two main reasons.
First, I’ve actually had Covid, and still struggle with a few straggler symptoms four months on. My ongoing recovery is slow but sure, although I’m finding that even now it still hampers my life somewhat. And second, I was made redundant in mid-March when the business I worked for stopped trading altogether, so one way or another this pandemic has personally affected both my health and my wealth in a very immediate way.
So for me Covid is not just something abstract ‘out there’, affecting other people somewhere else but not touching my life at all, it’s something that’s very much made its presence felt intimately ‘in here’ up close and personal since the beginning of the year.
When it comes to this year’s A-Z I succeeded in posting something daily for all 26 letters of the alphabet – sometimes images, sometimes limericks, sometimes opinions, but I kept it up right to the end – hooray! And now it’s over I can look back and say it’s been quite cathartic overall to post about my Covid experience, so that’s got to be a good thing too.
When it came to checking out other blogs I kept a copy of the Master List open on a tab on my laptop for the full month and visited several different blogs daily – more at the beginning when I was full of enthusiasm but admittedly fewer toward the end of the month as I ran out of steam.
Some blogs I liked so much I decided to ‘follow’ them, but others that interested me not so much I just dipped in and out of – but I suppose that’s just how it goes? 🙂