Luckily for me, I did manage to convince someone.
A handful of people, editors from different websites, decided to take a chance on me and thanks to them, I finally started to build something that mildly resembled a portfolio. Things seem to go from strength to strength with my writing and, although university occasionally got in the way of things, it was always writing, in the forms of creative pieces and journalism, that I returned to.
18 months after, when I was confident with my writing and pleased with how my collection of articles was developing, one of my editors gave me the biggest chance I’d had so far: He asked me to be sub-editor of the website that I had spent a year and a half writing articles for and I, gladly, accepted the offer. To that editor and that website, I am eternally grateful for giving me both the knowledge and the push that I needed to set up Mad Hatter Reviews - without them, and the opportunities they respectively offered me and opened up to me, this site certainly wouldn’t exist.
While I’m in the habit of thanking people, I should also write a massive thank you to my Tech-y person, James. While my writing jobs may have given me the knowledge and push to start up my own site, it was ultimately James’ technological knowledge that made the Mad Hatter idea into a reality, so thank you.
And thank you to everyone else! Friends, family, publishers and editors who told me I wasn’t quite good enough, thank you all.
Mad Hatter Reviews will hopefully turn into a reliable review site with a wonderful team of writers, that I’m working on putting together right now (speaking of, if you fancy yourself as a reviewer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch). This ‘blog’ will be something like an editor’s corner, where I will write and rant my personal views about a variety of things as the weeks and months go on - don’t worry, I promise they won’t all be as emotional as this one - and they will, hopefully, turn into something you enjoy as much as (I hope) you enjoy the rest of the site.