And lo, the Insurance Age blog was born ...

It's my first ever blog. I've written for Insurance Age for four years now so I'm obviously no stranger to writing but this is different. I feel a pressure to be witty and scatter pithy quotes around like so much confetti - a very different ball game to writing straight news.

It feels a little like the first day at school or starting a new job. All the same doubts resurface: will I be any good, will the other kids like me, am I in the process of making a huge mistake, am I wearing the right

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