It’s not often I do posts like these but I feel it’s time to give everyone the low-down on what’s been happening and what is going to happen from now on.
Over the past two days, I have finished the review of the final Formula One races and a review of the 2019 Season. Before publishing these posts, there had been a two month gap between posts. These posts should have included race reports and news stories on the last two races of the season – Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
This year, I finished school and started college. Currently, I’m studying a two-year course in Journalism at the City of Glasgow College and I’m happy to say that it is going really well and I am enjoying it. I’m learning new things everyday and it’s something I never thought would happen but due to this blog, it’s happening.
The reason for the two month absence was that I was busy with college and work and therefore I never got round to doing the reports or news stories. The race reports that I was writing were even being published four of five days later than the race. I knew something needed to change.
Over the festive period I have taken the decision to stop what I am doing on WordPress – this blog. I don’t have a crystal ball but I see this year and years down the line being very, very busy and trying to make the time for the blog will ultimately fall by the wayside.
So, this will be my last post. However, this will not be the last time you hear from me. In college, I have created a website on WIX, a personal website for me as an aspiring journalist to use which was part of the course outline. From now on, this will be my platform for showcasing my own work. There’s even better news. It has a blog!
So really, a slight change of scenery. My website link will be down at the bottom of this post and I’d be very grateful if you’d check it out.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank a few people and two of them are my mum and dad. They noticed all them years ago in 2014 that I would hop onto my dad’s laptop and would start writing simple and basic reports on the race that had just happened. They were the ones who suggested starting a blog. They have been amazing and really supportive throughout whether it was going through and proof-reading what I had just published on the blog, sharing my latest posts via social media or just saying to people that I was doing this.
I’d like to thanks all my friends and family who have all been really supportive and gave helpful feedback. I know I bore a number of them when I start talking about Formula One or motorsport so just them even listening to me rambling or reading my reports, I’m really grateful for.
Last but not least, I’d like to thank the readers and my following who follow the blog. This means you. I have been amazed by the amount of people who have read my blog, liked and retweeted my tweets, commented and liked my posts. The numbers which I share bellow truly stagger me and I’m really grateful for just people clicking on the links to come and visit and read what I have just written. Using a motorsport pun, this fuels my passion and I cannot thank you enough!
Since June 2015, I have published 372 posts relating to F1 which has been viewed 3,500 times by 2,000 people.
It’s because of this blog and all the other things like writing articles in my local paper and writing reports of races for Essaar GP that I am doing what I love at college and what I aspire to become. A journalist. A motorsport journalist.