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Blogging Transformed me Into a Writer

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This Image Inspired  and transformed me into a writer

I am forever grateful to blogging and the many other writers and readers for welcoming me into a vibrant world of blogging. Blogging thawed out my writing skills.

Before I started blogging, I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write. Then, I froze. I considered writing to be a solitary craft but looking at a blank screen or talking into thin air was a sterile exercise in futility for me. I could not translate the same creative energy that I experienced telling a story verbally to the keyboard. My intuitive, imaginative side stayed buried and my logical intellect wrote boring drivel.

Somehow I heard about the existence of blogs, blogging sites and blogging directories and I snapped to attention. Suddenly, I was thinking up a username, a title for a blog, looking at templates and design and layout. All these activities loosened up my creativity while I sat typing

It was like an invisible barrier slowly melted, allowing my imagination to bubble up in a stream of written words that felt just as exhilarating as my oral tradition. I was excited to start sharing written stories with other people, people who would read them, respond, comment and give me feed back on what I had written. Within weeks, I was no longer an island but part of a community of other writers who had the very same insecurities and problems as I did.

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The goal here is to post approximately once a day, but not if that means posting something we’re not proud of.  The idea is to generate interest- so the things posted here are things we like, things that interest us, things we think or want to think about, and things we do or see or make.

There are links to things I think people might like, and for now, also a link to a blog devoted to my poetry- you can find it in the sidebar or wherever my current theme drops it.  (Yeah, I’m not very devoted to any one theme- I get bored easily, what can I say?)

If you’re new to blogging, it can seem impossible to make a name for yourself among the hundreds, or more likely thousands, of bloggers out there covering the same topic, but don’t let that discourage you. Everyone…

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