Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Writing is Like Visiting with Your Girlfriend
I’ve had some writer’s block of sorts and I recently realized why. I have been changing my life so much in the last six months for the good. I’ve identified so many old negative patterns and personality traits that all of a sudden I didn’t know what to write about anymore. Many times I would have somewhat slightly negative topics to put down on paper and somehow I would turn it to a positive, but still I felt that the negative thought or problem in my life was necessary to be inspired for writing to begin with. Why? I really couldn’t tell you, but now realizing what this core belief is enough to switch it around to the positive.
I think part of this past hesitancy to write all flowery, positive things is my aversion to seeing blogs or articles that only talk about positives portraying that their lives are seemingly perfect with absolutely no problems whatsoever. My life is anything but perfect, but I’ve really switched my focus to all the positive things that do grace my life and that include the blessings. I have my fair share of frustrations, but dwelling on them enough to write about them only leaves me feeling more negative and many times without a solution.
I see now that in this modern techno world we live in not writing for a time is like not showing up to your girlfriend’s house for an afternoon of visiting. Online writing is the way the majority of us communicate today. In the last few month of introspection I’ve emerged renewed and ready to get back in the game- the writing, friendship-making, social networking game.
I’ve recently gone to a few fellow mommies blog’s to see that they too have been remiss in writing frequently. I miss them. Are they okay?
Last month, while in a self-education class, the lecturer was encouraging blog writing. Another student brought up he had read about three mandatory S’s for all successful blogs. He wanted to discuss them as he is not currently a blogger and wanted some feedback. After some debate and discussion we came up with three S’s of our own. They are: Substance, Spirit, and Structure. It’s not the quantity of the writing so much as the quality. I try not to write until I’m feeling some spark of interest or passion stirring within me, otherwise it’s just a lackluster article or post. A good structure to a blog or site is essential to avoid confusion. There is a lot of verbal vomit on the web because everyone today has a voice, but more importantly there is also so much valuable wisdom and ideas to improve your life or inspire greatness within you. It’s time for another reevaluation on my part to be sure that that is what I’m offering you. Most people don’t want to waste their time reading things that will not help them in some way.
It is passion that moves us. What boils down to my quietness then is a lack of passion in writing. Whatever the reason it began I’ve emerged more centered, more experienced in life, and most importantly I’m ready to share and learn from you, dear reader. After all, it is you that I write for. Thank you for following!
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