I always thought that to be able to write wasn’t a smart thing to do. Being awesome at Maths, Physics, Chemistry or anything that requires interpretation of a numerical kind , that’s what I thought it was to be intelligent.
But then I realised, it takes a certain type of person to be creative & writing in itself IS an interpretation. How you see the world, how you tell other people about it & how you paint the picture.
So I write because… I can.
For years I doubted what I could do, putting it down as a cop-out because I wasn’t logically minded. But not everyone is. Once you get over that, the writing world’s your oyster.
I write because I’m inspired.
I follow a lot of interesting, well written blogs by amazing people who have a lot to say. Everyone has their specialty & each & every blog I follow/read inspires me to write more. So I want to thank those who I follow for giving such interesting insights into their lives/hobbies.
I write because it makes me feel better.
I suffer from pretty bad anxiety & before that depression. It was a struggle but through writing, becoming a runner & writing about becoming a runner, it gives me something to focus on. I used to write poetry to get all the bad feelings out. When my Mum found out & read them she cried. I don’t want my writing to bring anyone to tears. This blog is much more positive. It helps me be positive.
I write because I like the interaction.
Through writing this blog, I’ve already learned so much from other people & about myself. Sounds deep but true. I like reading blogs & giving people feedback & letting them know I like & appreciate their writing. It’s important for us bloggers.
I love it, it helps me to get my creativity out there & learn from other people. It helps with my anxiety (although I’ll never get away from ‘Do they like it? Am I rambling? Is it all me, me, me?!)
I write because it’s a love affair with words that’s keeps on going. I can’t stop it, I don’t want to and I’m falling deeper every time I go to do it. I think it’s love. Which is one affair every writer will admit to.