My Blog Story

If you’ve ever wanted to start a blog and didn’t know where to start, here’s My Blog Story.


I started writing this blog three years ago after reading (what seemed to me) yet another poorly researched interview about Alfie and thought I could do better.  I set up a WordPress account very quickly and published my first few posts.  To my surprise and delight, other Alfie fans liked it and before I knew where I was, I had caught the blogging bug.

Audience engagement figures continued to rise and after a while I landed my first interview, with Alfie’s brother Michael, also a gifted tenor.  That led on to other interviews which eventually led to being accepted as a Huffington Post blogger.  Click here to see my Huff Post blog on how blogging changed my life.

Now if this all sounds idyllic and easy, it wasn’t.  By no means was it a bed of roses but like anything, the ups more than made up for the downs.  The downs included the problem of staring at a blank page and not knowing what to write (still happens!), striking the right tone and balance with posts and the difficulty of juggling a full time job and a family with running a fan blog.  Two years into writing the blog, I took the bold decision to leave my day job and writing quickly became my salvation as I was able to devote more time to it.

Further interviews followed and as well as regularly interviewing Alfie, thoughtsofjustafan is the Official Alfie Boe Fan Blog and I’m happy knowing that I’m adding value to both Alfie and his fans alike.

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