The Blog/Writer Connection
For me, blogging is a natural extension of my writing. Blogging isn’t about just emptying my head of distractions, rather it allows me to focus my message. Forcing me to be concise.
A recent conversation with my mother made me think about the ‘tao’ of my writing. She accused all writers of the desire to be famous. sigh.
I have a desire to be recognized for my thoughts and creative endeavors. The sheer act of putting something in writing and sending it out to the universe is an act of bravery. Some people never have the guts to make a commitment.
Blogging is simply another manifestation of the writing process. It has become evident that an author can not be quiescent in the image they present to the world. Even prior to being published, having a presence on-line is a good thing. Do you have to share your soul – no. Having a focused view point is a good thing.
TMI? Not so much.
My ‘tao’ is simple when it comes to writing and blogging. I state my truth. Whether it be in the blog, where I can explore so many topics. My writing projects share a truth with the world that are defined by the civilization or constructs I have created – but my truth is woven into the story.
I believe that the act of putting word to screen/paper is powerful. Whether it be a blog or a piece of creative writing, we have seen the power of the word through the centuries.
I’d be arrogant to think my writing might stand the test of time and have my words studied for years to come.
I am saying that I have something worth saying.