Writing from the gut and introducing Jake Moss’ blog

I came across an anonymous comment tucked away in Chapter 5 of my Pippa story:
“Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!”

Now I don’t know if it was referring to Pippa or to Merc’s World, but it got me thinking. I remember when I first started blogging back in July 2006. Three or four times, I was close to deleting my blog, worried no doubt that I couldn’t really be as straight as I wanted to be after half a lifetime of having to toe the line of political correctness. Then there were considerations about “career”, the writing one and what one should or not do to promote oneself, find a brand, find the right place on the shelf.

Now, almost four years down the line, I’m comfortable with my blog. I don’t have to blog every day, I don’t have to blog about me and my work, but of course I do, but I’m most comfortable saying what I think, getting news out about people I know who in their very different ways are trying to share their talents.

And so I’d like to introduce the blog of a young man I met in a cafe in Vienna: Jake Moss, writer, journalist, eyes wide open, not shut to the world. Check out his brand new blog, and don’t worry about the “brand”. Life’s too short to spend it stuck in a box. Oh, and my thanks to anonymous for the critical words. Yes, I’ll keep working on Pippa.