(The picture is in no way relevant to what I’m going to write, but I thought a pretty picture might catch your eye and encourage you to read what I’m writing. Clearly it worked, if you’re reading this.)


I’m Emily. This is my blog.

This is harder than I thought. I promise I am capable of writing with some degree of fluency, but I’ve never been particularly good at introducing myself. It always makes me feel like I’m in one of those awful meeting things where they make you sit in a circle and say one interesting fact about yourself. Why do they do that? (I don’t know who ‘they’ are either, just go with it) In a way, I suppose, it’s quite clever. It bonds the group together over a shared awkward experience. Cruel, but clever. What would your interesting fact be? Mine would probably be that I was on TV last year (long story. I might tell you another time, if I remember).

Well, as least I’ve started writing. An awkward introduction and an irrelevant tangent? Welcome to What Emily Thinks. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s likely to be more of the same in the future. I like to write about specific topics, which is maybe why I’m struggling now. I started this blog because I have more opinions than I have friends to vent them to, so I’m just gonna write them here. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to be writing about. I’m very interested in politics, so there’s likely to be some of that. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but my opinions are as valid as anyone else’s. If I’m being particularly stupid, feel free to point it out to me and I’ll correct myself, but otherwise just leave me to my ranting. Debate with me if you wish. I love arguing, particularly when I’m convinced that I’m right (which is most of the time). I also like to write about health services, particularly the NHS and the state of mental health support, so that’ll be making an appearance too. There might be some advice, or just some thoughts on the news or whatever. Be prepared for me to post at the weirdest times. I usually write blog posts late at night, and I usually just click publish as soon as I finish writing. This also means I’m sometimes half-asleep when writing, so any nonsense could appear. What’s life without a bit of mystery?

Basically, I started this blog now because I’m doing exams, and I’m on study leave, and since I have no interest in revising I have too much time on my hands. There is only so much Good Morning Britain you can watch without hoping Piers Morgan has a heart attack live on air (I feel like this after 30 seconds). So, I’m going to blog in my spare time, and if anyone chooses to read it, then that’s a bonus.

I don’t really understand the format of this website, so if likes and comments are things you can do, then do that, I suppose. I’m sure I’ll figure this out at some point. Like I said, I write when I should be asleep – it’s currently half past midnight and I’m borderline delirious, so excuse my technological ineptitude. I’m not sure how often I’ll be posting to this blog, as making any sort of schedule is the surest way to make sure I never post again. I’ll post when I have time, or when I have an idea, or when I’m in the right mood. We’ll see. Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you again soon.

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