You know, keeping a blog isn’t easy…
One sets a goal to write ever so often, let’s say at least once a month, to gain and keep subscribers, to prove yourself that you have something to say and write about, as an outlet to vent when talking is hard, whatever the reason, it just isn’t easy.
You see, when you have this type of blog, the one without a specific topic, or someone telling you what to write about, you write about personal experiences or things you talk about with friends. You write about your trips, your eats, what you see and feel. On these topics, we all have a lot to say, problem is, we don’t always want everyone to hear. Our heads and hearts are filled with hundreds of emotions daily. Countless stories, new and old, can be told in one day so, why don’t we?
I’ve written before about how one should not feel ashamed or embarrassed by what or how we feel but, that’s easier said than done.
Sometimes what comes to our heart to write is too personal we are scared to share it with the world. Maybe not even with the world but just one person in specific. We are afraid of how we might be perceived, how vulnerable we feel, what people will say, and how will it affect how they treat us. Or, we might have the happiest news, but afraid to share it scared we might jinx it, or scared that if at the end it doesn’t end well, we have to write the unfortunate update.
Still, writing is a great outlet. Someone once told me “Take pictures when you’re happy and write when you’re sad so, in the future, when you’re sad, the pictures remind you of happy times and the writing shows you how far you’ve come and the experiences that made you who you are” (something along those lines). I write… not all makes it to this blog or to anyone’s eyes but, I see it, I feel it, and it helps me release what weighs me down. When I read it, later on, when the feelings are more tamed, it helps me analyze the situation and my thoughts better. It helps me live the moment again, with a new perspective.
We might not all be bloggers but I believe we all should be writers, writers of our own stories.
Grab a pen, a keyboard, anything and write away. Let your spirit flow in that blank page, not for the world to see but for you. Discover yourself, what you feel, what you want and need. Writing will allow you to see many sides of you, you might have not known existed. Relive the moments and feelings, and let your own words show you a new light to them.