Friday, 7 December 2012

First foray into the world of blogging



Let the blogging begin ...



Here it begins. For a long time I've thought about what it would be like to write a blog and whether or not there would be any point to it. Will anyone read it? Can I offer anything that anybody would be interested to read? I guess I will give this a go and see what people think. Maybe people will be interested in reading about What's Simon saying.

I have always enjoyed writing even way back when I was in primary school and we were asked to write stories or holiday diaries. Then during secondary school as work switched to more 'serious' essays I found this was definitely my forte in comparison to other subjects (especially maths based) hence why I studied Geography, English Literature and History for my A-Levels.

I very much enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction and keeping up to date with current affairs and what is going on in the world I find the news fascinating especially since it is so easy to read about what is happening via the internet. There are so many weird and wonderful things happening across this planet we call home.

After school I went onto to study International Development at the University of East Anglia after an old friend recommended it to me. I had enjoyed this aspect of Geography in A-Level i.e. looking at human geography and how topics like globalisation affected people so it seemed like an obvious choice after I read about it. I think however naively this may seem that the world should be a fairer place and this subject at university really taught me a lot about the terrible injustices that happening across the globe. I had known for a long time that things were unfair but this course helped me look at possible ways that the world could be made fairer. This course also involved a huge amount of essay writing and research which although tough at times was very rewarding. It is a great feeling to have an essay that you have worked hard on to receive a good mark; the effort was all worth it.

Here I am carrying on with my writing. This is alongside the other writing that I have recently started for an online trending website. I have begun writing articles for a website called suckmytrend.com and my articles can be found here: http://suckmytrend.com/author/simon-turkas/

Thanks to anyone who has read up to this point and see you back here soon. This is just the beginning!