Day One: I write because…
Why am I here? Who am I? Why do I blog?
I am starting to explore the drive behind my blogging and work out what exactly it is I want to blog about rather than the kinda random approach I have at the moment. So I have signed up to a few of the courses offered by WordPress to start learning more about blogging and myself as a blogger. I try to write everyday in the morning, most of what I write never sees the light of day though some of my morning musings do go on to become posts on here. What I often struggle with is what to write about and it all too often ends up as me using it like a journal. Not a bad thing in itself yet I don’t feel like it is expanding my writing in the way I would like. So I am starting with the ‘Everyday Inspiration’ course and starting at the beginning….
I write because….
Why do I write? I write for a multitude of reasons. I write because there is so much going on in my head that I need to get it out somewhere sometimes. Because my anxiety drives me to it. I write because I love words, I enjoy finding ways of describing the world around me and the feelings within me. I feel I have things I want to share with other people, to help people not feel as alone as I did when my anxiety was at its worse. I write because I want to share my experiences, to show my travels and how the world is a varied, interesting place. I write because I am a writer and I want to keep improving, developing and sharing.
I blog because….
Why do I blog? Again there is a whole heap of reasons why I blog, some selfish and some not so much. I blog in the hope that I will entertain, inform, encourage and help. I share my thoughts and experiences to find connections with others. I blog because part of me wants validation from others that my writing is good although I know this really needs to come from within. I blog as a way of advertising that I can write to potential employers, to build a portfolio. Most of all though I blog because I enjoy it, I am a blogger.
I intend to complete each daily task on this course, some will make it on here….and some won’t. So for a while there may be a little more of a mixture of topics on here than normal. I hope you will enjoy them and discovering more about me as I discover more about me as a writer.
If you have any tips on daily writing practice or how you develop your writing, I’d love to hear your tips!