I've learned that I shy away from blogging even though I always want to blog. When I blog I want it to be honest and honestly that isn’t as easy as I thought it’d be.
I find myself writing, pulling from personal experiences, often involving those closest to me and then the worry sets in.
Will something I write cause friction in my relationships?
I don’t want it to and that worry hurts my writing or at least it compromises my want to write.
The best blogs I’ve read are ones where the writer pulls from personal experience. Those are the ones I relate to. Those are the ones I return to.
I want one of those blogs! I do, I do, I do.
I have found that I lose ambition if I have to hold back and that applies to many things besides writing as well. When I have to put something in I’d rather put all of it in.
I’m almost positive this is why my blogs ALWAYS peter out. (funny side note – I had to spell check peter out because I’ve always thought it was spelled peeter)
Have I scared everyone off? I bet everyone I know that reads this is thinking, “oh boy, here we go!”
My blog disclosure:
I am not writing to hurt anyone’s feelings, damage relationships or to "call anyone out". With that said, this is MY blog, my journal and I’m going to use it as a source of “free therapy”. I am going to be open, honest and write from personal experience.
Your comments, shared thoughts and ideas will help me. I understand it’s easy to lurk, come to read and leave, but I need your support because I really want to do this.
Help me to open up. Help me write from my heart. Help me strive to be a more honest writer.
So, I ask everyone that reads my blog to please at least leave one comment per blog, even just a hello so I know I have some support. A few of you have sent emails to email@example.com and that is great as well. Questions are welcome too.
I really, really appreciate it.