It is said that the first rule of blogging is to blog about what you know.
So what do you know?
I had a hard time with this when the question was put to me.
You might too!
So here is what helped me.
I asked my coach Nona Jordan and some friends 'what do you think I know?'
I got really useful feedback.
They reminded me that I know complicated families inside out, upside down and back to front.
I know what it's like to live with alcoholism, abuse, shame, secrets and lies.
I know the 'drama triangle' and all it's confusion from the inside.
I know domestic violence.
I understand deeply what it means to learn as an adult what self care and good boundaries mean because I was never taught them as a child.
But I would ask you a further question..
what do you love with all your heart?
I love genealogy, searching my family tree, discovering my family's roots, learning about my family legacy and of course how that impacts on my family and myself today.
So I started to write about what I love....
and the words came easily....
and I no longer struggled with a blank screen...
and I stopped worrying about whether they would read or not...
because I was in love with the writing...
and then people began to read.
So join us in the comments box below and tell us what you know
and then tell us about what you love..
and my guess is you'll find a blog post in it somewhere.
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I want to acknowledge the support and skill of two women in particular; Marie Ennis O' Connor of
Write on Track and
Nona Jordan of
Get Right with Money
A virtual bow to you ladies!