As much as I love sharing advice on my blog from tips to being the productive person you can be, to my personal experiences of the habits that I keep, I find it somewhat refreshing and therapeutic to just sit and type away my thoughts, my feelings, all those nitty-gritty day-to-day details you don’t find often in the blogging world.
I have over 47 drafts pending that I could write about and publish but today, I want to share something that I’ve been pondering over recently, well since yesterday, and something that happened that’s perhaps related to the thoughts I was having. Today on Instagram I tried the new ‘Ask me a question’ feature, it was fun and interesting with the whole anonymous aspect of it. Quite a few of the questions that I received were blog-related, my inspiration to start, whether or not I would recommend blogging, (to which the answer is YES, I honestly believe that all human beings are creative, you just have to explore your options) and one in particular that described me as being successful.
I was really taken aback by this comment, am I really successful? That can’t be right, can it? Yesterday I spent the day thinking about all the moments I’ve spoken about my blog, the kinds of topics I write about, the way I create graphics for each of them, and everything else in between. And I cringed. I really did, saying that I’m a blogger, a creator just made me feel a little awkward on the inside (well, to be honest, a lot awkward).
I don’t really see myself as successful by any means, and I probably never will. Purely because I don’t want to stop creating, stop learning about my craft, I don’t ever want to feel as if I’ve reached an ultimate goal and then just stop. I want to make all the mistakes in the book and correct them, take them with me as I continue my journey through life.
Whether or not my blogging perspective will change, only time and experience can tell. But for now, I’m certain that creating these posts is all I want to do, and you can follow me on my journey.
As a writer you try to listen to what others aren’t saying…and write about the silence – N.R Hart
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