Monday, July 14, 2014

What would Shakespeare do?

It is Monday again. I feel like I just came off a weekend course for blogging. I took all that I did this weekend and realized how important it was for the writing if my blog. Noticing all the little things around me and the events I attended helped create a vision to where I am going with my writing. Here's a little recap to what inspired and educated me...



Friday night was the first night I had completely free in what seems like months. I reflected a lot on "me" time which ultimately turned into "blog" time. When I started this blog it was only planned to be an escape. A place for my voice. It didn't matter if anyone was listening. I just wanted to write. I have never been a great writer. I had started journal after journal with no real direction. I would open a journal and notice my last entry was a year prior. Awesome. I had no memories jotted down to relive. I had no ambition to write.

Friday night I re-read all of my previous posts. (There are 48 by the way). It amazed me that I have dedicated myself to this blog. I have started to freeze memories in time, where not only myself, but you as my reader can see. This makes me proud. I have succeed in breaking down a wall and letting my voice be heard. I also noticed my writing getting better. It has more direction. This little realization makes me feel so many emotions. Happy. Excited. Hopeful. All positive thoughts.

I never thought I had anything good to write about. I attended my nephew's 2nd birthday party on Saturday. A day trip back home to spend with loved ones. This reminded me that as long as I get out and experience life, I will have something to write about. It inspired me to keep on pushing towards getting better. Keep challenging myself. The words will follow.

I spent a good portion of Sunday reading blog after blog. Educating myself on what works and what doesn't. I was exhausted and honestly blogged out. Everyone has a way, or a tip on what you should or shouldn't be doing. I took a break from reading to go to an outdoor play of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. Watching this comedy written by a man hundreds of years ago make me think. He had a grip on writing epic plays long before we had tips on how to write a great blog.

So what would Shakespeare do? I think he would write his little heart out without tips and see where he goes. That's what I concluded with this weekend's lesson. Do what feels right for me and just keep writing. I will keep living life so I can write a out it. Bring more to my to my tiny corner of the internet. Now if you got through all of this and are still with me, thank you.

Happy Monday!

7 comments:

  1. Love this. I tried to read some advice blogs about how to write a good blog, and I just realized that this isn't a one-size-fits-all venture. You have to do what works for you, whether anyone else gets it or not. Because at the end of the day, it's YOUR thoughts, and YOUR feelings, and YOUR words. :)

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    1. It is quite overwhelming but it absolutely has to be your own voice and thoughts. If you try to do what someone else is doing then you might as well stop and just read blogs. I love your blog though. You have awesome posts!

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  2. Whenever I do blog research, I usually keep going until I feel totally burned out. I think reading advice isn't inherently bad and a lot of people have good input, but you do really have to think about which things make sense to and work for you. (and maybe stop before you start to feel overwhelmed - which I can't seem to do :P)

    And I totally agree that blogging gives you snapshots to look back on! (What was I thinking back then? How was I feeling? Have I made any progress?)

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    1. I really do enjoy reading other people's tips however I do go on forever and never really stop until I am sick of it. I need to do it in moderation and then maybe it wouldn't seem so exhausting.

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  3. I love this! Blogging can be a lot of fun or it can be extremely daunting. It took me a while to realize that my blog was for me, not for anyone else. The only tip I've seen that I try to religiously follow is to take my camera everywhere. This is the most helpful thing I have ever heard, and it is so obvious :)

    Glad you are loving your blog!

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    1. I always try to carry my camera with me too! It is a great tip. I have definitely gotten some great ideas from reading other blogs, but I am trying more to react to my own ideas and thoughts and see where that takes me. You are either gonna like me or hate me. I know I won't appeal to everyone! :)

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  4. This is awesome! I think the best piece of advice that I have ever read about blogging was to scrap all of the blogging "must do's" and to just blog it out in accordance to what you want.

    So happy you sponsored me! I can't wait to see more content!!

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