Prompt: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
I was really struggling with today’s prompt as I don’t consider myself a writer. I just have this little blog, but it’s nothing big, nothing important. Just a record of my thoughts and experiences, a way to keep in touch with people. Therefore, I don’t approach blogging as I would a job or a serious hobby. I just jot down my thoughts, read it over, do a little editing and hit publish. Therefore, I couldn’t think of anything that needs to be eliminated from my day that would help with my blogging. Then, I read Matt’s post for today on his awesomely named blog Life Without Pants and I had a light-bulb moment. There are many times when I don’t blog at all cause I think what I have to say is unimportant or uninteresting or I worry about people’s reaction to it. I basically censor myself. I worry too much about people’s reactions to what I say and do that it even affects my blogging. I need to let go of needing people’s approval and acceptance and learn to accept that not everyone is going to like me or my opinions. I’m going to offend people now and again and as long as I don’t do it from a place of hate and spite, I need to learn to be okay with this.
Therefore, it is my own insecurities that I need to eliminate from my day, not only to make me a better blogger, but to make me a better person as well.