Relatively new to the world of blogging, I experience self-doubt from time to time (who doesn’t, right?) Especially since the more blog sites I visit the more talented artists/writers/photographers I discover. It has been reported that there are over 2 billion blog sites worldwide. Yikes!
My desk area is a little less organized, could this hamper creative writing?
Still, I forge on since I experience a certain satisfaction that comes with an artistic endeavor such as this. I believe there is an artist in all of us, it manifests itself in a variety of ways, but when you are passionate about something, in my case making home as comfortable and attractive as I possibly can, the work towards that end is art (in my humble opinion).
Vicki Archer posted about writing HERE (I loved her description of her own blog as “the accidental writer” and I was so inspired I printed out her post and plan to refer to it when self-doubt creeps in—and believe me, it will creep in from time to time. One sentence that really hit home for me was:
“There can be joy in finding the right word or phrase to describe what you see or how you feel. There is challenge in filling the page and seeing thoughts take shape and come alive. And there is satisfaction, great satisfaction when someone understands and identifies with what you say.” ~Vicki Archer, French Essence.
When I first began to blog I figured it was mostly going to serve as a log of ideas and images for me and for maybe a couple of friends (if they were interested). I’m not a very good sales person so I really didn’t tell too many people about my blog since I felt they might think I was being boastful. But then I had a few comments and my reaction was so much more than I would have expected. I was so excited that someone had read my ramblings and even commented! As a result, I’ve worked all the harder to try to deliver posts that might be of interest to others.
Happy Friday, happy President’s Weekend!