I felt inspired to write my blog in September 2017, after getting chickens. It felt it would be a good idea to record my experiences of learning about hen keeping and try and learn from them. My blog has grown from that and has become more varied but always about issues and interests I have a passion about.
Secondly, I always wanted to get back into writing but never got round to it and now, with my blog, I feel motivated again. I enjoy writing it and I’d like to think that readers will find ‘Cosy Cottage’ a positive place and enjoy visiting.
Blog is about Synths, cats, music, movies and life. That’s my tagline. It’s about artists helping other artists, regardless of medium. I’ll find a way for you to contribute if you’re interested. It’s about my learning process, gear reviews, and random musings. I have one contributor who’s big on horror movie reviews. Her name is Eve.
A genuine lack of musicians in my area inspired me to start my blog. I had no one to work with or share what I’d written, so I said the hell with it and bought a domain. Since then, I’ve been hunting down fellow musicians for interviews and their stories. Many are happy for the exposure.
As my contributor puts it, it’s mutually beneficial and we get to remain an ‘underground’ and ‘cutting edge’ site. Also, I’m inspired by my love of synths. As a Musician with a bum right arm, these doo-dads keep me going. I can keep writing without the pain drumming was causing me.
I am inspired to write about various events in everyday life as influenced by the perspective I have as a dog-person. These might be observations of people who may remind me of a funny encounter between Dexter and Comet, a life lesson, or a personality issue that I am helping them ( my “pack” work through – which helps me empathize with people I may see during my day. Often I write about things that dogs do that seem very human.
From the time I was a toddler through present day, I have always had dogs in my life. They were constant companions when I was moving a lot due to my parents’ jobs or marital problems. For many years I had problems where I could not voice my thoughts clearly nor could, if put on the spot, speak without stuttering and confusing people.
When my wife’s creativity was noted by her friends who urged her to start blogging, I decided to encourage her blogging by trying it myself. Yet I found that as I continued blogging, my ability to think clearly grew, and my ability to speak also became more clear. Now when I am in front of people presenting – for work, for my church, or among my friends, I do not stutter and stumble over thoughts.