I am going to write for at least ten minutes a day, and see where it leads me, or us rather. I’ve been given the “you should start a blog” advice many times before, but my ears have finally cleared it for processing tonight. Honestly, I’ve never thought about sharing my writing with the masses before, save for the occasional Pulitzer Prize daydream. I know my writing isn’t great, hell it isn’t even good. I grew up preparing for a different future and currently practice a different living. But I am going to put a pin in that for the time being and naively choose to believe this is one of those skills you can teach yourself. If I just mash the keyboard long enough with my clumsy fingers, I will stumble upon some deeply hidden talent, and a masterpiece will follow shortly thereafter. That’s realistic, right? Well, guess what? I don’t write to be realistic, I write because it’s my show here. Literally, what I say goes and you can’t argue because you’re merely a reader. How does it feel to be on the outside looking in?! Oh boy, this free blog power is going straight to my head, time to take a breather and remember my roots. I’ll end with this – my mission here is to establish and nurture a safe place for thoughts, which should be easily done on a public blog. Why, yes I am new to the internet, how did you know? But I feel like I can trust you (mostly) because if you want to critique my work, you have to do it to my virtual face.
October 15, 2016 at 9:42 am
You’ve already written quiet a strong point here 🙂 I have this feeling that once you’ve started and you get the “feel” about writing you’d be unstoppable.
You are your blog. We will see you thru it.
Like your “attitude” though.
Best of luck.
BTW: For a newbie blogger, I suppose you write better than me 😉
Feel free to visit my blog: https://viewpointsofandrei.com
October 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm
I like your freedom of expression and tranparency!
October 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm
Welcome to blogging, I first started 10 years and 8 months ago. I’ve met the best people through blogging and they have allowed me to express my inner most thoughts without fear. Blogging at its best happens when you write about things that matter in your life.
October 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm
Thanks Brian! I appreciate the guidance, and the visit 🙂
November 1, 2016 at 1:49 am
I am a science writer by profession but have been personal-blogging for 13 years now. My blog has certainly helped with honing my writing skills.
And, it gives me catharsis during life’s lemon-giving moments.
November 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm
May I ask how you first got started in your profession? I’ve done a lot of online (private) journals, but this is my first blog, definitely brings out a different style of writing!