Sunday, 23 January 2011

In blog post three, I get my head straight.

I think it's time for me to come clean and admit that I made this blog before I really knew where I was going with it. I knew I wanted to talk about neurodiversity here, but the single-issue, purely political blog I initially tried for just didn't work, as you can probably see from the lack of updates.

As for why it didn't work... well, I wondered about that as well for a while. I mean, being opinionated is something I'm annoyingly good at, why was writing a big political argument suddenly so daunting? It's only when I thought back to how I felt when I wrote those articles that I realised that, since creating the blog, I'd been trying to make it a vehicle for a concept, phasing myself out of it and writing formally. I've been trying to write on behalf of neurodiversity rather than just writing on behalf of me, and in the process putting half a ton of unnecessary pressure on myself, as well as limiting myself to one narrow topic.

So, for 2011 I'm having a perspective change. From now on, while this blog will always have an underlying neurodiversity theme (and I daresay, plenty more big rants- sad but true, I can't help myself), it will no longer be neurodiversity specific. Posts will be on... anything. Everything. The pressure is coming off and from now on, I'm writing 100% as Louise.

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