photo via flickr

photo via flickr

Five years ago today, I was pottering away on my computer, investigating options for starting a blog.

I had been thinking about it for a while, but had finally started to take action and after a couple of hours, I had set up my own blog on WordPress.

When I first started, I thought that I had enough ideas for maybe 50-60 posts at the most, but after a while, I started to find a writing rhythm and voice, and soon started a routine (some would say addiction) of publishing a new post every weekday.  Over 1300 posts later and I’m still going.

The idea behind this blog is to encourage, equip and inspire people around the world to live their best life and to read the lovely comments, tweets and emails that you guys send through keeps me motivated to keep writing.

To be honest, it’s taken a long time to consider myself to be a writer.  I failed English in high school, partly due to laziness and partly due to a lack of confidence in my writing skills.  I still wrestle with this, but I’m getting there.

And now I make a full-time living from writing and speaking, and am fortunate to have thousands of subscribers from all over the world.

So thank you to everyone who has taken the time to subscribe, comment or read this blog.  I appreciate your support and readership, and don’t take it for granted.  With so many negative and toxic web-sites and blogs out there, I’ve always intended this to be a positive site and you guys have certainly been an important part of that process.

Will I still be writing the Better Life Coaching Blog in another five years time?

Sometimes I wonder if I have enough ideas to last me another week, but then another quote, story or concept comes to mind and I start writing.

And so it continues and hopefully tomorrow night, I will have another post written for you as we try to make the world a better place together.

If you’ve been a regular for a while, what’s been your favourite post from the past five years?

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