I'm particularly pleased with the 'hurdles' series of articles. The 'hurdles series' chart what i have learned as a blogger, and are written to help any aspiring blogger avoid the mistakes, or 'hurdles', i have had to overcome. They have become very popular in blogging circles, but i cant help but think that part of the evolution of the new blogger is to find ones own ways of overcoming the various hurdles.
The ups and downs of the last year have led to me making more serious mistakes. Highly emotional topics have sometimes led me to writing articles that have offended or upset people who did not deserve it. In particular i regret some of the words i wrote about Jon Ashworth, and Dominic Shellard. They have since been very patient with me, and im very proud to count them as two of my most influential role models.
My family have been particularly supportive of my blogging...here comes the Kate Winslet bit. My Dad has been the only consistently positive influence throughout my life, and anything i have achieved (blogging or otherwise) has been thanks to his support, influence, and encouragement. Without my Dad i would never have grown into the person i am today, so thanks Dad!
I hope that this article shows you that this blog has been more than just words, it has been a reflection of who i am. I hope that the next year is something for me to be equally as proud of.
What the next year holds for DJ
I've met some amazing people during year 1, and year 2 of Diet Justice will offer more opportunities to the friends who have influenced me. I have already had one 'apprentice blogger', and for the next week i will be publishing articles written by a select group of 'guest bloggers' made up of a handful of the people who have taught me the most in the last 365 days.
One guest article will be posted each day, including a couple of paragraphs written by me explaining why i chose that person to be part of DJ's 1st birthday celebrations. I want to thank them for their support over the last year, and for taking the time to write for me. Here is the line up;
- Monday 20th Feb 2012: @vidocq_cc
- Tuesday 21st Feb 2012: @jonashworth
- Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012: @PFNDF
- Thursday 23rd Feb 2012: @MrCliveC
- Friday 24th Feb 2012: @mikepannett
- Saturday 25th Feb 2012: @julierainey
- Sunday 26th Feb 2012: @ASBO_Girl
- Monday 27th Feb 2012: @thelawmap
- Tuesday 28th Feb 2012: @legalaware