Have you ever wondered why I decided to call my blog, `Journey To Ambeth’?
Ambeth is the fantasy world I created as part of my Ambeth Chronicles – however, when I started blogging a little over three years ago, the books were just drafts and I hadn’t published anything. A friend was starting a blog and I thought I might too – I saw it as a chance to write regularly, and to document a process that was new to me, as well as share anything I learned along the way. I remember hitting publish as I shared my first post, the fear and exhilaration that my words were out in the world for anyone to read.
My early posts were all about writing, in one way or another, and most of my early followers had something to sell. But eventually, I made real connections that have now developed into friendships I value greatly, despite the fact we may never actually meet. And when we do meet? You only have to read my Bloggers Bash posts to see how much fun we have, and how it feels like walking into a room of friends, rather than people I’ve never met before.
A journey indicates travel of some sort, moving from one place to another. Those places do not necessarily have to exist on a map for such a transition to take place. For me, the journey started as one of writing, but has evolved.
Now, of course, Ambeth is just one of the fantasy worlds I explore and my blog is about so much more than writing. It’s a place where I can share snippets of my days, interact with other bloggers, respond to writing prompts and of course travel, on my weekly Wednesday Wanders. But at its heart, it is still documenting a journey – thank you to all of you who have decided to travel with me.
Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!
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Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.
Thanks so much for sharing, Sue 🙂
What a beautiful post!
Thank you! 🙂
Ambeth must be a very wonderful place. ❤
It is rather, if I say so myself ;-D
Long may you continue to journey…
Thanks, Stuart 🙂
Lovely thoughts, Helen. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.
Thank you, Hugh 🙂
I love this post. And I love the friendships I’ve made here as well. Especially you!
Thanks, Kristin – I feel the same way! Hope you’re well and loving life xx
Yes I’m loving it! I hope you are too! 😀 ❤
I thought the trees looked like they have feet with toes. The forest in that photo truly is alive. 😉
Well, those trees are at a very special place – at the stone circle at Avebury. So perhaps there is something to that… 🙂
Love this: “documenting a journey”. ❤ Glad to know you, lovely lady.
Thanks, Sarah – I’m oh so glad to know you too 🙂 xx
Wow and what a world it is. Look at that beautiful first photo. those trees, that path. My mind is spiralling with ideas 😀
Thanks, Sacha! Those trees are a favourite of mine too – maybe they carry stories in those spiralling roots 🙂
I’ve just discovered your blog Helen and I must admit the name did enthral me, so thank you for explaining. 😉
Thanks, Lorelle! That was good timing, wasn’t it? Glad you found me 🙂 I’ve just popped over to see you too…
Thanks Helen. 😉