My blog has been around for some years now. I’m thankful for those who read and comment on my posts. I’ve never been a consistent poster because, well… I lack discipline. I’m a writer who goes for extended periods of time without writing. During these times, my mind is overflowing with inspirations and recriminations for not sitting myself down at my laptop and committing to bringing these ideas into reality. I excuse myself with not having energy, or time. BS! How much energy does it take to sit at my desk and create? As for time, I waste lots of it.
I follow some blogs and I don’t consistently read their posts. However, when I do, I comment (not just “like”), and will sometimes re-post them to my blog, my Facebook, my twitter. I do what I can to encourage and support my peers. That’s why I join writer’s groups and try to keep this blog somewhat active. I’m not some great social media influencer, but I always want to help build up our craft. Good writing is a dying art. I want it to not only survive but to thrive.
So I write for basically two reasons:
- It’s really WHO I AM. So when I’m not writing, I’m denying my true identity and that results in depression for me.
- I have always tried to communicate clearly. Sometimes when I’m speaking, that doesn’t exactly work out. A tone of voice, facial expression, or just some really awful word choices can lead to misunderstanding, offense, and harm to relationships. When I write, I can carefully choose my words, don’t have to worry about those nonverbal blunders, and best of all… I can EDIT!
One of the issues I have with my blog is that I created it with different categories. Those who read it seem to only visit the main folder. If you want to know more about me as a writer and a person, please check out some of my other category folders.
My category “What A World!” is my observations about life, people, behavior, and stuff like that.
The category “My Work” is not about my job. It contains some of my ancient writing. Hopefully, readers will check it out, and comment on if I’ve improved or not and such.
The category “For Authors” is my writing about writing. It’s here that I share what I have learned about our craft, and would love to build a community of writers to encourage, critique, share, and inspire one another.
In conclusion, (I know, THANK GOD1) please read some of my other categories please.
Your friend and Struggling Writer,