First day at the desk…

As the first drop of spilled coffee seeps into the woodwork of my old and decidedly messy desk, I solemnly declare, ‘I christen thee – Wendy’s blog – and may God bless all who sail in her.’ My proud, but exhausted husband is standing by, ready to bring aid if we hit a submerged reef or collide with another vessel.

The dear man has spent most of his annual 4 week holiday trying to wrest my new web-site and blog out of the shipyards and onto the high seas (extending the metaphor). For someone who had absolutely no idea what he was doing, I think he came up trumps. For those who feel sorry for him may I just say: he offered to do it, he enjoys the challenge and he still got to do stuff he likes. He’s ok. So leave me alone.

The trouble is, now that it’s all up and running, I’m going to have to actually write stuff. I know I’ve had ages to think about it but, hey, I’ve been busy thinking other stuff. So here I sit, first day on the blog, and I’m going with ‘make it up as you go’. Mind you, that’s how I handle most things so nothing new there. Don’t worry I’ll pick up speed as I run downhill (notice the change of metaphor?). Eventually I’ll talk about writing books, reading books, why-doesn’t-anyone-publish-my-book, and sometimes I’ll drop the name of someone else who writes books. I’ll also chat about my observations on life, religion, politics, the meaning of the universe and chocolate. (I will? Where’s my subconscious taking me?)

Ok, that’s it for my inaugural sail around cyber-space (does anyone still call it that?). It’s the best I can do on one cup of coffee. I hope you, dear world, are willing to sail out into the unknown with me. It could be fun.

23 Comments

  1. Vernell Dellefave
    Oct 29, 2010

    good reading here. ive got a few friends i will be refering to this article p.s fantastic website youv’e got here !

  2. Desmond Folley
    Oct 29, 2010

    Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

  3. Rosana Dobosh
    Oct 27, 2010

    HI,
    Just wanted to break my Impolite character trait of visiting your website Just reading and not participating! 🙂 I promise Ill post more!, heh 😀
    Keep up the good work,
    greetings from Spain

  4. Hello just thought i would tell you something. The blog is fantastic but I had a hard time finding the RSS Button! I always subscribe to the blogs I like and receive all new articles via Email! You should maybe have a RSS Subscribe Button more prominet!

  5. Julie Patterson
    Oct 12, 2010

    Congratulations Jeff and Wendy on your website. Will enjoy reading your musings, having a laugh and learning something along the way. You have such an incredible gift, so glad you are sharing it with us.
    God bless

  6. groovyoldlady
    Oct 11, 2010

    The site is beautiful! And this groovy gal is looking forward to reading more of your prose than just a comment on WW or FB. Woot!

  7. Colleen Spence
    Oct 8, 2010

    Impressive website, Wendy and Jeff!
    Quick, Wendy, have another cup of coffee, cuz I’m hanging out for your second day at the desk!

  8. Alison Greig
    Oct 4, 2010

    Aharrr, me hearties! Whacko! As Dad would say. And Welldone! And Congratulations! on your joint effort which enticed me to actually read a blog.
    Woohooooo!

    • Wendy Noble
      Oct 5, 2010

      Thanks, Ali, and everyone else for your kind comments. And, yes, you’re all very clever continuing the ‘boating’ theme. J, will update your photo when you email the new one.

  9. Judi Carpenter
    Oct 3, 2010

    Yes your husband is a very clever and special person, that is why he choose you Wendy – cos he is clever. Congratulations to both of you. May you sail in waters calm and clear, may your sails be filled with breezes soft, as you venture into the depths of your mind, with waves of inspiration breaking as you journey forth.

    PS Jeff I know where to go for a web page now……

  10. Jeanette Cooper
    Oct 1, 2010

    Wow! Looks great! Good on ya mate! By the way, can I please have my photograph updated as I am far more beautiful now!!!! Your Associate Jeanette xxxx

  11. Anne Hamilton
    Oct 1, 2010

    Wow!
    How cool! I love it! How much do you charge for something like this, Jeff? Fantastic look, Wendy. Long may the good ship sail…

  12. Pat Baker
    Oct 1, 2010

    Oh, Wendy, I have to say…this is the most original writer’s website I’ve yet to encounter. Absolutely love it all–from the bulletin board backdrop, notebook, and snazzy picture right on down to the little search bar on the pen! Wow, Jeff, high-five! And to top it off, this first, entertaining, all-you entry. (Another high-five to you, mate!) I’ve got you bookmarked, gal. 😉

  13. Lauri
    Sep 30, 2010

    WOW!! This looks fantastic! Congrats to both of you and I look forward to your posts.

  14. Dee
    Sep 30, 2010

    Well this looks fantastic- hope the poor man got lots of coffee. Now Wendy are you going to end up as a famous literary blogger such as Julie of Julie Julia fame? If so which cook book will you work your way through? Also are you going to humor mere mortals who are not very good with words?All I can say is wow I am soooo impressed.

  15. Trevor Hampel
    Sep 30, 2010

    Fantastic Wendy. Now that Jeff has done all the hard bits, the fun bit begins. I look forward to reading your pearls of wisdom on a regular basis. And thanks for the link to my site. I salute you and will return the favour soon.

  16. Liz Burden
    Sep 30, 2010

    Well done to both of you. It looks fabulous. I look forward to future content Wendy and have no doubt about your ability to fill ‘er up. (car metaphor!). Happy sailing, don’t get sea sick.

    Yes Jeff you are very special….

  17. Anusha Atukorala
    Sep 30, 2010

    Well done Wendy – I did enjoy your first entry into the high seas. Made a great read. And well done Jeff – you’ve done a wonderful job! Looking forward to reading more high browed or frivolous musings from your pen! Enjoy it all, Wendy – I know you will!

  18. Steve Caffery
    Sep 30, 2010

    Wendy, there’s no need for you to talk about ‘The meaning of life’ as every hoopy frood who really knows where their towell is, it’s 42.

  19. Sue Jeffrey
    Sep 30, 2010

    Wow! Well done Wendy – and Jeff. The site looks great. Looking forward to reading those pearls of wisdom. I’ll know where to come when it’s my turn to set up a blog ;p. God bless!
    Sue

  20. Ben Morton
    Sep 30, 2010

    A friend of mine posted this on fb, and i thought it was amusing enought to put on a t shirt. Thought you might appreciate it.

    “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twighlight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” – Stephen King

    BTW, they do still call it cyberspace sometimes.
    Congrats of the page, it looks good.

  21. Jeff Noble
    Sep 30, 2010

    I think that your husband is a very clever and special person!!

    • Ali Chapman
      Oct 10, 2010

      Of course you do!

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