Celebrating 400 Posts on Woman on the Edge of Reality

Wow, today I’m celebrating 400 posts written on Woman on the Edge of Reality. It’s quite an achievement given how I started out in 2006, not really knowing what I was going to be writing about and occasionally adding a post or two, because I felt guilty for not doing anything. So today, I thought I’d cheat a little and share some links to a few of my personal favourite posts from the past six years which you might like too. Tomorrow, I’ll be back with something more normal, but for today it’s champagne all round I think.

If you want to get a handle on my personal attitudes to political correctness then The Glorious Art of Social Inclusion is the best place to start.Β  I also happen to love strange questions and am often to be found asking people WHY, a lot. Do you know why the world is divided into 360 degrees? If not, I can give a short explanation … of course it doesn’t answer the most fundamental questions but it is an answer, of sorts.

I’ve had a few holidays since starting my blog ranging from a few months in Cyprus trying to work and run a business remotely while avoiding building work at home, to singular visits to Spain, riotous holidays with friends in Marrakesh and a very memorable family holiday in Northern Ireland with my Mother, My Sister and her girlfriend. The post explains it all, including the angels I met along my very eventful way …. it’s called Back in the Real World .. ha!

We all watch TV at some point, most of the time the programmes just wash over us and we barely register what they are talking about, sometimes though one seeps into your consciousness and sets up camp; and so it was with Watch Me Disappear, it really got me thinking about my own behaviour and attitudes.

If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll have come across the Weekly Word which is inspired by Toastmasters. You may have wondered what Toastmasters is all about and I have a post which is a video of the lovely Stevie taking part in a Table Topics Competition, I hope you enjoy it.

I love having interesting conversations with people and I love musing on the purpose of life and things too. So it was with post titled The Web of the Wider World which questions why we seem to have a tendency to think the web is something different to the wider world, and another called Lack vs Growth. In fact the latter post, which is about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a post from 2009 which still brings in a whole load of visitors to this blog even now.

Back at the end of 2009 I decided I wanted to challenge myself to find out if social networking was all it seemed to be cracking up to be. I decided I’d create an eBook (LinkedIn Made Easy) and see if I could sell 100,000 copies in just one month and raise Β£400,000 for charity in the process. Well, I never achieved that goal but I did learn some valuable lessons along the way and here is the post that ended the 3o day Social Networking for Business challenge. Oh, and I then turned the eBook into a best selling proper book … which has worked even better and sold even more copies πŸ™‚

Over the years I’ve used this blog as a space to do a variety of different things, few of them have had a purpose and I was always stuck for something to say, however one of the best things I did was to write myself letters every so often and in this Letter to Myself I remind myself of all the things I should be paying attention to, instead of the things I surround myself with.

And finally, we come to the current year – 2012 – and the blog was reinvented to what it is today, a mixture of fiction, musings, interviews, thoughts, hints and tips (mostly for authors) and the odd Weekly Word thrown in too. In short it’s become a blog about writing for writers and authors and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it.


  1. Why thank you very much Yasmin – 400 was quite a milestone I must admit and I surprised myself when it suddenly popped up to inform me πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Anne, and I’m hoping you’re right on the length of time to create – if I carry on as I am doing I should reach the 500 mark around the end of January and the 1000 mark sometime in 2014 πŸ™‚

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