When should a writer begin his own blog? That’s a question that’s sometimes discussed in advice for writers. I’m not going to add to that discussion here. But, I’d say that once he’s passed his 80th birthday seems as good a time as any. It is for Fermanagh based writer, Sean McElgunn. He celebrated his 80th birthday just over a year ago and this spring he launched his first blog.
Originally from Belturbet, County Cavan Sean has travelled the world and lived in places as diverse as Ireland, the Philipines, Germany and America. He did his share of the work around the farm he grew up on and he served as a priest for more than twenty years; he’s now a grandfather, has three adult children and has been happily married for many years.
He has written several books, including Pandora’s Box, A World Without Women and Charleyhorse Rider: Tales of the Winding Erne; he contributes to Fermanagh Authors’ Association’s yearly anthology, Fermanagh Miscellany.
Sean has eclectic interests, an ever curious mind and he loves a good story. So far his blog is a mix of his poetry; local lore and amusing stories; and his thoughts on everything from the state of the Catholic church to Irish history to the financial crisis. Why not stop by Sean’s blog and say hello? You’ll find him at http://iktus.blog.com/.