The name’s Mugo…Steve Mugo.
Okay, dramatic introduction aside, I’d like to tell you a little about myself.
I’d really like to tell you about all the books I’ve read in the past year. Celebrities and top writers encourage “a reading culture”. It would be my pleasure to get a hold of some books on the New York Times’ Bestseller list and voraciously go through them. Like, really read the hell out of them. From cover to cover, including the appendix.
Unfortunately, I can’t do that. Because I haven’t read a single book in the past year. I used to read a lot when I was younger, before the internet came along with its many distractions. It’s not something I’m proud of, so I’ll try to change going forward.
“What kind of writer are you then mate? I’ve never met a serious writer who didn’t enjoy doing a lot of reading. Are you one of those internet pranksters?”, I hear you asking, arms akimbo, incredulity written all over your face.
To answer your questions:
No, I’m not a prankster.
I do consider myself a writer, though I also still consider myself a newbie. I’ve been doing this in a professional manner for a year now, so I think I have some way to go before I can consider myself an accomplished writer. I learn fast though, that’s for sure.
As for writing, I’ve been doing it for decades now. I’ll have you know I was the best composition writer in primary school, if that means anything. I’ve also been contributing to several online forums in an anonymous capacity, so sadly I have no way of proving this.
Family and friends have also always encouraged me to try writing as a career because in their words, “you’re soo good at this”. I’d advise you to take their words with a pinch of salt
As for reading, I do a lot of that, just not in the form of physical books. I read word documents, pdf files, email attachments, blogs
Let’s see, what else? Oh, I have written every single blog post on this website. I’m also in the process of updating my portfolio, so stay tuned. My command of the English language is impeccable, if I do say so myself. After all, I did use the word ‘incredulity’ instead of the much simpler ‘disbelief’, didn’t I?
I’m also an introvert. That means I’m not as forthcoming with information in real life as I am online. It took a lot of prodding for me to start posting my photos online. If you’ve watched some of my YouTube videos, you’ve noticed me in dark glasses. So if we ever meet face to face and I stare at you awkwardly for extended periods, please forgive me.
Okay, I should probably wind up, because this is beginning to read like a rambling manifesto. In case you’ve ignored everything I wrote up there, this is the summary:
- I’ve done lots of reading, just not actual books.
- My friends, family and anonymous online strangers think I’m a good writer.
- I’m an introvert.
- I’m quite honest.
- I’ve written every single word you’ll read on this website.
I really, really should wind up. So here goes:
To read my blog, click here.
To contact me, click here.
To watch my YouTube videos, click here.
To view my portfolio, click here.
To hire me, click here.
Thanks for getting this far, even if you just scrolled very fast to this sentence. I appreciate it.
See you around!