I started Bloggers Unite! because, at this time, the only thing I’m writing or aspiring to write is my blog. At some undefined point in the future that may change, but, for me, writing in my blog is my outlet and it’s starting to let me tap into my creativity again.
When I joined WANA every other tribe and most of the chat conversations centered around stories, novels, and publishing.
The majority of blogging references have been about how to support those efforts, which is fine, but I was feeling a bit alone and “left out.” To be perfectly clear: No one was actually leaving me out of anything. Everyone I’ve met at WANATribe has been wonderfully engaging, accepting, respectful, and encouraging.
However, I blog to blog and for me blogging includes reading, savoring, and being inspired, informed, and engaged by the blogs of others. Visiting the blogs of others, seeing their content, how they put it together and witnessing the interactions between them and their followers is as satisfying as posting my own writing.
Blogging has given me:
- An outlet for self-expression
- My “voice”
- A silent playground to explore the recesses of my inner being and the unlimited expanse of the silent and not-so-silent playgrounds of others
- A reconnection to The Me I Used To Be
- Courage to seek out and engage in community
- Inspiration to explore my own, long dormant, creativity
- Examples of how diverse, creative, informative, challenging, beautifuf, poetic, artistic, familiar, and connected those of us who are reader-bloggers can be.
What has blogging given you?