Blogging 101: Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

“I can’t sing, dance or act, but it never stopped me from doing any of those things”

Who am I?

Today’s assignment: Write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.

Who am I?

Gun Roswell, residing in the fine city of Espoo Finland. Enjoying life as we know it (yes there is life beyond the world wide web). Enjoying travelling and trying to visit exotic places. Well if you can call visiting the cities in a fifty kilometer radius exotic, then yes.

I have been a tinker, tailor, solder, sailor… not really, but DJ, customer quack, salesperson and a duck.

I am currently acting as a blogger, storyteller, photo snapper, video doodler and a closet screenplay writer on my spare time. During the day I pretend to be an IT expert and gotten away with it for the last twenty odd years (Oops! Hope my boss isn’t reading this!).

My passion is to write, write and write some more. And maybe snap a few photos in the process.

I guess I started scribbling when I got my first crayons and started learning my alphabet around five years of age. I have been and guess still am a little shy about my writing and a lot in the closet where writing is concerned. This is actually my third attempt in writing publicly. And the second time publishing on the world wide forum of the internet.

After my first attempt to sell a screenplay with the feedback “Too American for our taste” from a Finnish production company, I stopped writing for a while. Then I restarted after the internet was invented (not!). Actually, there were no blogs nor social media way back then. Just simple handmade sites with no feedback options. That was during the dark ages where Stone knives and bearskins were common place. A chisel was needed to carve the letters in stone, no one had even heard of a computer.

Why am I here?

I truly hope this isn’t a meaning of life kind of question, because as wise as I may think I am, I don’t think I can answer that question.
But seriously, I am here to make friends.


Wrong answer?

“This is not Bloggers best friend race!”

It’s not? Sorry my mistake.

“Cut, cut, cut!”



(Muffled sound in the background) “I am here to learn to write, connect with other bloggers and get feedback on my work.”

I am here to learn to write, connect with other bloggers and get feedback on my work.
Was that OK, or do we need another take?

“It was fine.”

Are you sure? Because I think I can do better.

“It was fine! Trust me!”

OK then!

“That’s a wrap everyone!”

So that is it, me, myself and I.
Thanks for reading! You have been a great audience!


19 thoughts on “Blogging 101: Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

  1. I totally enjoyed reading your first assignment. Don’t stop writing because you have natural wit and humor which goes a long way! I am procrastinating doing my first assignment…better run give it the ‘ole college try. (Is that American only phrase?) Love that we are chatting from different countries…how cool is that?

    Thanks for the like on my blog. Stop by anytime – suggestions welcomed!


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  2. So here I go for blogging 101 again. The first couple of times, I was defeated by technical issues. The other time, or is it times, I give myself A for initial spurt. But, about lesson 14 or so I sputter and by lesson 16 I’m stalled. Here goes again. I love the blogging community; maybe I am unconsciously falling by the wayside because I want an excuse to enter again. Watching out for former classmates an saying “hi” to new folks.


  3. Hi! My name is Amanda– I found your blog through the Blogging 101 Commons. Your writing definitely has a lot of personality, and you write about so many things which I think is great. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

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  4. That is one of the most well written About Me posts I’ve read. (and I spent all yesterday at a Blogger’s Writing Workshop where the importance of a well crafted About Me intro was discussed so I suppose that makes me an expert now 😝)
    I’m intrigued and am going to follow your blog as a result.
    Welcome to the blogosphere! Can’t wait to hear more of your “voice” and am glad to meet you!

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    • Thank you for the kudos! And thanks for the welcome and follow as well! I promise to keep up the good work and hopefully keep you intrigued in the future as well 😉 Gun


  5. I loved this introduction. It is funny and filled with wit. You writing is easy to read and has personality. I will be following your site and thanks for your likes on my blog. I am a newbie at this but I need this outlet and forum. Without this release I may go nuts with the words bottled up inside of me. One more thing. I find it amazing that you are in Finland and I am in Illinois. You can meet amazing people from all over the world and have exposure to all types of cultures and ideas. This is cool.


    • Thank you for such high praise 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my post and most welcome back, plenty more coming ahead! Being here in the www is really great and you get to meet such talented people here too. Keep calm and keep on blogging 🙂


  6. You write with a lot of humor and cleverness. I think you’d be a great screenwriter! I’ve been watching some Finnish series on Netflix as of late, and as an American viewer, I can honestly say I don’t find it to be “Too Finnish for my taste”. Be well!

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