I just had the most amazing conversation about writing with a fellow writer.
We talked about how writing helps us deal with issues, quietens our minds, know ourselves better, and connect with others. Writing is the most amazing tool! It gives both the writer and the reader so much.
I talked about how blogging has been such a big part of my writing journey. With my trail of 50 deleted blogs, each blog helps me find my voice and what I want to write.
I think of my most successful blog in terms of engagement where I tried being controversial. It was fun having so much interaction but I didn’t feel like me. It taught me that I’d rather be me and have no-one read my work than be someone else and have everyone comment on my work.
I think of the anonymous blog I had where I first wrote honestly. I found that people didn’t judge and people supported me. It gave me so much freedom as a writer and as a person.
I think of all my blogs where people told me I was a good writer and they could relate to my writing. I think of the encouraging words and especially the times when people said my writing impacted them.
Finding this blogging community gave me confidence in my writing and courage to share it with my name. I love having writer friends and feedback. I love knowing I’m not alone. It’s so comforting and exciting knowing others understand what writing can do, and the struggle and elation it can bring.
I’m in awe of writing and I’m so thankful for blogging. What a gift! I love that we can express ourselves and connect with each other through writing and blogging.
If you’d like to connect and chat about writing and our journeys, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seriously, these type of chats have me jumping out of my skin, I’m that excited!