Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people’s attention and holding it are very difficult. -David Ogden Stiers
When you start writing you realize that all the thoughts you had in your head are not so easy to put down on paper once you get round to it. Sometimes you write and wonder whether that is actually what you were thinking in your head or did you just construct a sentence hoping that someone else would understand what you were trying to communicate.
Writing is hard. This coming from someone who has no mastery writing skills and now just simply immersed herself into this world of writing recently with no experience whatsoever other than the occasional posts i post on social media with no particular intent to educate or inform. The irony of starting a blog when you don’t even know how to communicate in normal life situations.
Writer’s block, i have never experienced that and neither am i going to experience it in the near future. Simply because i feel that in order for you to experience writer’s block, you must have a sense of who a writer should be, mastery of expressing feelings in words, catching people’s interest and keeping it and the talent to back it up. And i have neither of the above so i will term what i sometimes experience when i have nothing to write about as chewing blanks. Yah that sounds like it. I open my blog with the intent to write and i don’t know what to write so i go on a hiatus for days until i find something unimportant to think about then i write about it.
I have recently become convinced that in order for you to have content, you must read widely, interact with people outside of your circle and travel a bit more in order to gain new perspective on issues and about the world. So i promise myself this year to read more and travel a bit more so that i can have content and interesting life facts to share. I should be ready to experience life outside of what i am used to and to interact with interesting people and have fun while at it coz i want to look back at my blog and think, “wow, look at where we started. Such shallow blog pieces in the beginning but now look at you, you’re doing awesome!” Then i shall pat myself in the back and carry on with discovering the world before me.
Therefore, here is to adventurous futures and book filled night stands.