Thinking out loud
Several years ago I had a small blog. It wasn’t well-known. Mostly my friends read it, and honestly very few of those. Keeping up a blog is a lot of work if you choose to do it ‘the right’ way, and I had this idea that I would blog the right way and I would be a successful blogger. I mean, I’m a writer. How hard could it be?
I stopped blogging for several reasons, some very personal, some more logistical. I write fiction, and I’d rather spend time writing stories than blogs. I wasn’t sure anyone wanted to hear what I had to say. I wasn’t bold enough to write some things that needed to be said. I am easily overwhelmed, and keeping up sometimes felt like a weight on my chest that made it hard to breathe.
So here I am trying again. Why? That’s a good question. I am a creator. I write, do a little art, decorate the house, and creators have to share. Creating for nobody is rough. I give away a lot of books, and that’s because the creator with her need to connect through sharing is a lot stronger than the marketer who knows it’s a good idea to sell and make money.
I don’t think everyone connects by sharing their creations. My husband connects by absorbing. He listens to podcasts and news and feels connected when he knows as much as he can about what’s going on around him. I drive him crazy because I never know anything about what’s going on around me.
How about you? I’m sure there are more than creators and absorbers (which are just terms I created right here and now, so take them with a grain of salt.) How do you connect? I’d love to find out just how many ways people feel connected with their world.
In closing, I am going to give a go to blogging again. Probably. For now it’s going to be random until I find my way. I am a Christian, so what I say will come through that lens. I am a fiction writer, and I might share some of the process and outcomes of that.
Regardless, I plan to share a little of myself here. I hope I find a few soul connections through my attempts.