The year was 2008 and my friend Cassie happened to say to me: You are a writer, you need to keep a record of all the group emails you send out as The Morley Report (Morley was my surname back then) so that you could put them together in a book perhaps. Another friend of mine Lindy had just started a thing called a Blog on a site called BlogSpot and I loved it. Reading what she was up to with her travel adventures, feeling like I was there a part of it. And I thought to myself, hey what do I have to lose?
And so the Morley Report Blog was born. You can read the very first one here:
It is definitely a spin out reading what was going on in my life back then! In those days blogging was very new and I definitely didn’t know very much about it, but it was a way to tell my stories and to keep records of them.
After attending a blogging conference I realised that when you blog on BlogSpot you don’t actually own your stories/site, they do. So I created my own website on WordPress. But after a couple of years decided to change the name to something that resonated more with me, so that when you read it you kind of knew what it was about. So This Morley Life began…………. of course until later the next year when I decided to change my surname!
I know, you can slap me now. Even I can’t keep up with my stupid story lol. And that brings us to Life with Karen…
I really love sharing stories, but I equally love hearing other peoples stories. People lead so many interesting lives don’t you think? I find sometimes when I am feeling down or not really motivated, all I need to do is to read someone else’s story and it can make me smile, cry, laugh with a huge belly laugh or even slap some sense into me that pleaseeeeeeeee your life doesn’t suck Karen, get a grip.
After my Grandad passed away in 2007, I would blog every night and I found it helped me a great deal with my grief and depression. And the support and comments that I receive from you all, warm my heart. They really do 🙂
So kids that’s the blogging story, up until now. I describe it like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, because with the bridge you start up one end to paint it and by the time you get to the other end you need to start repainting it again! Blogging is the same, its a never ending thing. Tweaking this, changing that. It’s always evolving.
So that’s the story up until now.