What do you get out of blogging?
What do I get out of blogging?
I write. I’ve written a novel and I’m writing a second. I’m planning two others. I also work full time and have a family. Oh yes, I feel like crap quite often, due to illness as well. This is hectic and incessant, but the writing side of it is also something I do alone. Only I can put the idea’s running about in my head, down onto the laptop, or paper. Only I can make sense of them and juggle them around until they sit the way that doesn’t look too wrong.
When I decided to have a serious stab at writing in 2010 I didn’t know much of anything about the writing or publishing world. I was a reader and I’d always wanted to write a novel. Luckily I was reasonably internet capable and started poking about online. You’re already here, you know what I’m going to say, you know the wealth of information that is on the blogosphere. I was amazed at what I found. Not only were the blogs stuffed full with information about books, writing, reading, agents and publishing, but there were blogs with people like me, sat behind their computers, driving themselves forward and talking about it at the same time. There was a whole space where people could talk who shared the same interests. Not being one to be left out, I started a blog of my own. It’s not been easy, knowing what to put on these blank pages never is, but what I love about blogging is the connection, the sense of community and of sharing. I don’t have to sit behind my laptop alone and wonder what’s happening out in the world while I’m doing it, because I’m doing it with you, right now. We’re sharing our journeys, whatever they may be, and for me, that is what blogging is about, that is why I blog. Community and sharing.