Tuesday, September 2, 2008

the time is now

So I have taken a few months off from my blog to rethink why I began this in quest in the first place, why my sanity would matter to anyone other then my own twisted self.

I have now become a hoarder of blogs... mommy blogs, news blogs, hundreds of sewing & craft blogs, and a few dozen blogs about celebrity gossip. I am a user of an internet web browser called Flock which allows me to bookmark and subscribe to as many blogs as I can find... link away baby!

It is amazing reading about what people find interesting, relevant, and meaning full to write about. People share their pain and their fears... their imagination and their creations... their friends and their family. But what all the hundreds of blogs I have read have in common is honesty. Each have a unique purpose and vision to express the writer's need to share what is on the writer's heart and mind. You can't not but respect a blogger as they let their life unfold before us in each post.

But where does that leave me... the hapless blogger who was too worried about links and grammar to see what a powerful tool this new media could be for me as I struggle to find my own corner of the web. There is so much I want to say, to share, to create, but without the over thinking perfectionism.

One of the blogs I have been reading is finslippy. Yesterday she had me in tears with the closing line of her post. I urge you to check out her post entitled "a few words about writing". I will leave you with her words...

"Don't sit and agonize over how you're not good enough. Don't leave yourself with a pile of dead clay. Start and keep going; if you stop, start again, and keep going."


Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

Keep on blogging. The more you do it, the more you need to do it, the more you find you have to tell - that you never realized you had to tell - until you started writing it down.

And in that process, the better you will understand yourself.

More than you ever have, before.