Saturday, 29 June 2013

Finding my feet

So...last night I set up the blog. Last night, I also dreamed about the blog. Bizarre.

But - I managed to do a little customising...in spite of the fact I have to remind myself where to find the blog, because 'Squidge's scribbles' doesn't come up on a search of Google.Did I just chose a daft name for a blog? Maybe - but as I operate on the Word Cloud (a writing community run by The Writer's Workshop) as 'Squidge', I thought it would link in nicely to my electronic persona there.

Why 'Squidge'? Well, at eighteen, I was a young leader with the Guide Association. At camps, we often had special names that tied in to the theme of the week; my first camp as adult leader had a woodland theme. I was Squirrel.

It didn't last long. Very quickly, the girls shortened it to 'Squidge' and it stuck - for the next twenty years. Although I've since left guiding, I like the name, so I resurrected it for my tentative forays into the writing community.

Don't think you'll ever see it on a book cover though - I'll stick to my real name if ever that happens.

And if you've managed to find me - do say 'hi!'



17 comments:

  1. Hey, Squidge, so that's where the name came from. I like your layout, nice and fresh looking, now all you have to do is write some "stuff" good luck with it.

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    1. Hi Baz, just worked out how to add a flippin' comment! Glad you found me! Here's to a few more Squidge's scribbles in the future...

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  2. Hi Squidge - I like the cool open space of this place (though that sounds hypocritical given my blog) - definitely one to watch.
    Sandra - EsmeD only on WordCloud

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    1. Sandra - good to have you here! The cool open space is, I fear, only a result of me not really knowing what I'm doing...yet!

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  3. Hi Squidey,
    So nice that you have overcome technophobisher-litis and got yourself a blog together. I shall watch with eager anticipation as you add more scribbles. x

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    1. Pull up a pew, Steve - join me in a virtual glass of something celebratory as we wait for a few more bods to join the party!

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  4. Hi Squidge! Well that was interesting! Didn't know you were a Guide. Have never known anyone who was a Guide; you're my first! I was a Brownie, but never got past my Golden Ladder, and broke my arm at a Sausage Sizzle.
    Looking forward to more Squidgy snippets and scribblings.

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    1. Whisks, m'dear! Yep - guided for a long time...Queen's Guide, adult leader, association trainer for a while...just had to take a big step back when the kids came along. There might be guiding tales scribbled in future, who knows?

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  5. Hey Squidge! It takes Google about ten days to 'find' your site so be patient. Well done on getting the blog going!
    Ele

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  6. Who is this Katherine Hetzel person? What have you done with Squidge?
    Welcome to blog land, Squidge. At times odd, frustrating, wonderful and delightful.
    Diesel

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  7. Hi Squidge :)
    Found you! Interesting to find out where the nickname came from. I'll be watching this with interest.
    Jilly x

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  8. Hi Squidge - dib, dib, dib, and all that (or was that just cubs?)I bet you have a wealth of Guiding memoirs to feed this new site. Write on, Katherine!

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  9. Ele, Jules, Diesel and Tony - welcome, one and all! So glad you found me...and wowser! I have a follower! Hope you'll enjoy my scribbles; hoping to post later today, so do check back later...

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    1. Helena - good to see you! I think you're the first non-cloudie to find me.

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