Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself to the World

Hi Everyone !. I am Susie here. I started blogging in August 2014 and my blog is available at susieshy45.wordpress.com

To be honest, I was trying to avoid blogging because I am basically a shy person and do not want people to probe into my personal life. But in August, while I was debating on  making a change in career and trying to take up writing, I had to start a blog in order that potential employers might see my writing. So against my better judgement, I started blogging.

In the beginning, I was shy but soon I started speeding up and posting 2-3 times a day. There was so much to write about. It was interesting and I made so many friends online, some of whom I correspond with almost daily today. After a month or two, the momentum of my writing slowed down and I had fewer visitors to my site.

I didn’t know what to write about. Sometimes I sat with an open page and no words would come. What a change from the person who could write so easily. I was lost for inspiration. I tried and tried but could not write. So if you look at my blog calendar, you will see a time when i almost never posted.

Then in 2015, I got back to writing. I went back to the Daily post prompts and tried to write something on the topics provided. I can write with ease now.

The one thing that affects my writing is fear -I am afraid of whether people will identify me through my writing and find out about the person who hides behind the words I put on my blog site. I am afraid of hurting people.

The one thing I would like to do in 2015, is to write everyday and enjoy my writing. I hope also to sometime reveal myself through my writing and become the real me. Till such time, I need to hide behind my facade.

Tuesday for creation

http://theimportanceofbeingedited.wordpress.com/commitments/

I have decided to change and change for the better. I was reading a post by Timothy Pike for the simple reason that he decided to follow my blog today and I being the curious cat that I am, went to his blog to see what he was writing. And what I saw there, impressed me no end and inspired me to bring change in my life- which I think I need to put down in writing before I change my mind or distractions make me deviate from the path.

I am starting my journey of change on Tuesday rather than a Monday or a Sunday because Tuesday is as good a day as any other and I like doing things a little differently from others.

Anyway here goes. I started blogging last week but along way, over the last two days, I have found the creative juices have just stopped flowing. I have started developing the fear Timothy writes about. I have been soliciting my writing all over but other than rejections, nothing has come my way. So there I was stuck, yesterday with nothing to write about, no inspiration, nothing.

And today Timothy decides to follow me and that made me read his post and the rest, as they say, is history.

Self assessment : (Knowing your inner self)- So here I am, trying to know my inner self because that is the basis of motivation ( as another famous writer, I follow,   says in One big secret about motivation)- why am I sad ? Because I thought I was writing very well and no one seems to want to hire me. Suppose I have no talent ? Suppose I  am wasting my time ? Why should I work ? I am not going to be successful as others. Now these feelings were distracting me.

Lets see if I can bring my writing life back on track.

According to Timothy, I need to create movement in order for the old, stagnant thoughts to flow away and bring new thoughts into my brain. Now how can I create movement ?

I decided to get on my exercise machine and move a bit ? May be my head needs a good shaking. It is possible that I need a change of scene or someone new in my life to talk to me about new things. Maybe I need to read a new book. I decide to read the most inspirational book of all time and see if I could get some ideas. True enough I got a few titles for articles or prompts for new writings and even ideas to start writing inspirational- beauty for ashes, order from chaos and curse without cause are a few of them. Can you guess which book it was that I read ?

After a short nap and a rejuvenated spirit, here I am with my creative juices running, ideas galore, confidence boosted like I have had an energy shot and writing again.

IT worked .