Hi there, and thank you for visiting my blog!
Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Matthew, and I'm in my second year at university, where I'm studying sports journalism. I've always loved sport, particularly cricket and football, as well as reading and writing, since I was little, and the idea that I'm progressing along a path where I could one day be combining the two for a living is a really exciting thought.
I thought it might be a good idea to set up a blog for two reasons.
Firstly, to amplify my writing to a wider audience - what better place to do that than the Internet? - and build a portfolio of my work to go alongside my studies, hopefully putting myself in a good position for placements during my degree and full employment once I graduate.
Secondly, for fun! As I said, writing and sport have always been two things that I've really enjoyed, and the chance to share my ramblings to an audience for the first time is great.
I started the blog hoping to update it once a week, and I'm pleased to report I stuck rigidly to that for a good six months, at times increasing it to two or even three posts a week. However, since I have taken on more work experience and begun my second year, I have had to tone down the frequency with which I publish.
My thought process is always that what is written on here has to be to the best of my ability, so I'd rather go a month without writing anything than cobble together something I'm not happy with.
You can 'like' what I've written if you just want to show your support by clicking on the heart icon at the bottom of each post. If you have some more detailed thoughts on any blog posts that you want to share, please feel free to reply to the relevant Facebook or Twitter post; that will enable me to get an immediate notification so I can read what you've written.
It goes without saying - please be polite; I am just a human being behind the website, after all. I'm happy to receive a bit of constructive criticism and polite disagreements, but abusive replies will be deleted.
Thanks once again for visiting my blog; hopefully you'll find it easy to navigate and enjoyable to read, and if you have any questions, feedback, or any other reason you'd like to speak to me directly, please do get in touch with me using the form at the bottom of the homepage.