My regular customers have been telling me for two years – since I first became a Big Issue vendor actually – that as a naturally friendly and talkative person, I should write my own blog about my experiences, selling the Issue. So finally, here it is! It actually feels like a natural progression: the Issue started a new website over a year ago called Answers From The Big Issue, which gives details of some amazing social enterprises operating in the UK. I volunteered to interview two groups worthy of inclusion on the new site on behalf of the magazine and at the end of 2013, my “writing boss”, as I call him, Charles Howgego, offered me the chance to do a short journalism course. I took him up on the offer, and last week, along with eight other would-be journalists, I started a six-week course in online journalism. All our course-work is posted to a wordpress blog, entitled Big Issue Online Journalism Course and whilst exploring the site I realised how simple it would be to set up my long-awaited blog! So here is my first offering and I hope all my regular customers are pleased that I am at last making a go of it. I hope to write once a week, or failing that, at least once a fortnight, and I will keep everyone up to date with all my Issue-selling news. All the best – Sharon at London Bridge.