TWO YEARS AGO I found myself between jobs and in need of something to keep me out of the pub.
Occupying that period of time some men call “gardening leave” with actual horticultural pursuits was never going to be an option, so on May the 1st 2014, I accepted a challenge to write 500 words on the “positive aspects” of the Lance Armstrong affair, and so kieranrobinson.com was born.
Since then, my ramblings and half-baked observations have received some really positive feedback from many people with brains much bigger than my own and led to some quite interesting invitations. In fact, I’m proud to say that articles from this very website have been seen by people in no fewer than 118 countries across the globe from Zimbabwe to Albania (though strangely we still await our first visit from North Korea).
“An Itch I Needed To Scratch”
As a boy I always had a passion for writing and as I got older (rather than grew up) I missed the opportunity to put pen to paper and the outlet for expression it gave me. The need to write was an itch I needed to scratch and this minuscule corner of the interweb has let me do it my way.
An advert for a manufacturer of very expensive timepieces once noted that “time is the most precious thing one can possess;” and with so many more important calls on my time, postings on kieranrobinson.com have become more infrequent. There is still so much I’d like to do with this website and bringing more variety is top of the agenda.
I thank you for visiting, if this is your first visit for a while and if you’ll indulge the self-promotion, you may like to take a look at some of my “greatest hits” below:
kieranrobinson.com’s most popular posts
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2 thoughts on ““Celebrating” the first two years of kieranrobinson.com”
Great website, I’ve went through a similar ‘eureka’ moment recently, through injury, which has put me out of football for the next year. I’m aiming to write an post short-stories, poems, songs and general ramblings on football politics etc on http://www.ryanharperwriting.wordpress.com
Again, great site and well done on your work, I look forward to reading more!
Thank you Ryan, that’s really good of you.
I wish you all the best in your recovery and look forward to reading more about your rehab and return to the field of play!
Whatever you write, enjoy it and try not to get too hung up on stats and search engines (early mistake I made when blogging – just write).
All the best.