Sometimes I wonder about my writing. I keep on and on not because I’m a fantastic writer. No, I know that I’m pretty average, and I’m okay with that.

Discovering What I Believe

I’ve asked myself why I write and I’ve shared this with you earlier. I’ve spoken about writing as being a therapy for me. But beyond that, writing has become a process of self-discovery. I seem to find myself when I write. I realize what I’m passionate about, what I’m ready to break the rules for, and what I believe deeply about myself, life and the world.

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I have to keep reminding myself that this is one of the most important reasons for me to keep writing. I tell myself that though my writing might resonante with someone somewhere, it’s not the reason I should keep writing. As selfish as it sounds, I must write for myself. My writing has to be a process of self-discovery and self-revelation. Only when I am myself, can my words mean something to another.

It’s easy to get caught up with blogging and forget why we started a blog in the first place. Too busy making sure the images are the right size, the SEO is place, the sharing buttons are configured properly. Too busy catching up with the latest big thing of social media – today it’s Periscope, tomorrow it’s Blab…….Today it’s good to guest post, tomorrow it’s not a great idea…..Blogging is wonderful, but it can keep us from writing! Ironical, but true.

It’s important then that we keep asking ourselves why we are in the business of writing.

Why do you write?

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.- Gustave Flaubert

I’m linking to Finish The Sentence Friday hosted by Kristi Campbell of Finding Ninee. This week’s topic is “Sometimes, I wonder about my writing. I keep on and on because…” Feel free to adapt the sentence to “I write because…” or “I wonder why I write…  Read the other fabulous posts there.


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