At one time, approximately two years ago, I wrote at least on at least several days each week.
I long ago got out of the habit of writing frequently. I don’t want to give up my blog, because I don’t see myself as the most skilled of writers, but I do often feel intimidated by other’s superior writers.
My grandmother on my mom’s side was a wonderfully talented painter, but at some point decided that since she couldn’t paint like the masters, she wouldn’t paint anymore. She gave all of her supplies to me.
I don’t want to be like that.
I’m having a difficult time finding a niche’ for myself in this vast cyberspace of writers.
There are blogs on everything imaginable, and some people just seem born to write about the subjects they’ve chosen. Some individuals are also amazingly talented, which leaves me wondering about my own ability.
How do you glom onto an idea, and turn it into a successful blog? How do you find some level of consistency in the blogging you choose to do?
I read somewhere, that the more you read, the better your writing becomes. I have not been reading much, as of late, so perhaps this is part of the problem.
When I was young, I read constantly, and I wrote in a journal frequently. I loved writing classes in High School, but found that my love for painting and art was stronger.
Something in me feels that I have important insights to add to the world of bloggers. At the same time, I’m not sure what form they will come in.
I can’t use being chronically ill as an excuse for everything that I’m not doing, but it really does cut into my motivation. The Crohn’s disease is a big drain on my energy, as is my depression and anxiety. More often than not it seems that I am doing lots of nothing.
I’d like to ask some questions of those of you who are solid writers, and who have a substantial following on WordPress.
- What inspired you to begin sharing your writing online?
- Do you focus on particular subjects, or have you developed a style that is unique?
- Did your blog evolve organically, or did you know from it’s beginnings what you were going to turn it into?
Any feedback from those of you who read my blog can give, would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps it’s time for me to read one of those boring, interminable books on effective blogging. We shall see.