The Next Chapter

Yesterday I wrote about my thoughts after four years of blogging in my little space on the very big internet. This is the inspiration for my poem today.

The Next Chapter

Four years ago I had the notion
Of putting my poetry in motion
A place where people came to read
If and when they feel the need

If I’m honest, I did succumb,
All the hours I sat on my bum,
To thinking that people wouldn’t read
Let alone look at my Twitter feed

So, now, on occasion, they still do
Some months a lot and some just a few
Documenting my thoughts and some of my life
Although, at the moment, it’s not so rife

I see some of my peers, their blogs are rising
Others continue but start downsizing
But many are there, still carrying on
The love for their writing just hasn’t gone

I wonder what the next chapter holds
As I watch my life and how it unfolds
Read this back in another four years
Hopeful for laughter and fewer tears

Victoria Welton 21st September 2016 

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11 Comments

  1. September 30, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Great Poem Vic, it’s pretty much how I feel about my blog! Here’s to the next 4, hoping that they are indeed filled with laughter!

  2. September 27, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Wow, four years in blogging is amazing, what an achievement. Your poem brings it all into perspective. The last verse was poignant, hoping your next four have much more laughter. #prose4thought

  3. September 25, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Love this, it really resonates with me, and where I find myself now with my blog. I think our blogs naturally evolve and change, just as we do. Accepting that leads to a happier place, and more fun with our writing. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt (and I’ll be back to #Prose4T soon, just getting back into the swing of things after my summer off!!) xx

  4. September 24, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I love how my blog has changed as my life has changed. I do sometimes wish I’d taken screenshots!
    At the moment I’m wondering if I should move to WordPress, although I would worry about losing readers. Also I find WordPress really horrible to work in, but the end result looks so much more professional!
    I’ll keep thinking, and checking in here too! #theprompt #prose4t

  5. September 23, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Amen to that re the laughter and tears! This poem sums up blogging very well for me too. A lot of us who have been blogging for a long time have eased off a bit, even though we still love to write. Here’s to the next four years!

  6. September 22, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Blogging is such a funny old thing. I must be coming up to my third anniversary and in some ways I’ve got nowhere at all and in others, have achieved more than I ever hoped or intended to. I think we all have to find our own path through the bloggosphere whether it’s a little winding one or a huge highway. You’ve created a lovely one paved with poetry, passion and positivity. xxx

  7. September 22, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Beautiful, Victoria! Happy blogging anniversary! I often find myself in the same position as you, so this line rings so true: “So, now, on occasion, they still do Some months a lot and some just a few…” I’ve been blogging for a little over 3 years, and I often wonder did I change or did my readers? Perhaps it’s a little bit of both. Just like you, I’m thankful for those who read consistently and support constantly. Thank you for sharing this with us this week!

  8. September 21, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Great sentiments! And I hope that for you too in four years xx

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