Since this is my first post, I would like to give some background information about my blogging career.
As mentioned in the about me. page, my name is Deren and I am a seventeen-year-old living in Istanbul, Turkey.
I started my first blog in 2010 when I was only a 5th grader and named it Deren’s World. Because I was in a new school, I didn’t have many friends to talk to so I guess that’s what encouraged me to share my ideas on some kind of a platform. I also thought that writing was the most genuine form of expression. I wrote about cliques, bullies and myself.
As time passed, I began to enjoy face-to-face conversations and didn’t bother to write as much. Also, because I felt like everything I wrote was constantly criticized and was never perfect, I was discouraged.
In 2016, I started a new blog on derenalanay.weebly.com. I didn’t write much on there either. In the summer, I took a summer course in journalism and came to the conclusion that my writing needed serious editing, so I created a BRAND NEW blog on wordpress.com. I love my current blog, especially its design, and I wholeheartedly promise to keep on writing no matter what.
In this blog, I will focus mainly on lifestyle, art, and culture. So, you can find:
- Info about artists, paintings, museums.
- Reviews and analysis: books, movies, restaurants, concerts.
- Travel writing.
- Lifestyle hacks.
- My work: poems, photography, stories.
I hope my writing will influence you in some way or at least help you look at things from a different perspective.
‘Till my next post!