It seems that everyone has their own advice on blogging: how often you should write, what you should write and even how you should write it. So who do you listen to? My take on blogging is quite a bit different than most folks. I don't follow guidelines as to when, what or how.
I write when I want to and what I want to write about. I do not write in any particular style other than my own. Why do I do this? Wouldn't my blog be much more successful if I followed some sort of 'rules'. Maybe so, but that isn't why I write.
I began writing at an early age...a LOT! I have taken every writing class and course I've ever had the opportunity to participate in. At the age of 14 I submitted a young adult manuscript to a publishing company, and somewhere around the age of 20 I had some of my poetry published. I was a writer for the high school newspaper and have done small articles elsewhere.
I write about things that move me...about life and death and courage and pain and happiness and victories. I write about things I am passionate about and have some knowledge of or experience with, as all of that comes through in your writing if you allow it to. If I were to sit and try to write a technical article with stringent facts and no feeling, I wouldn't be able to do it because I don't want to do it!
I write some things in hopes that sharing bits and pieces here and there may help someone else; let them know they aren't the only cookie in the jar. It also happens to end up being therapeutic for me, when I am moved to write about such things. I want the emotion to show, because I AM human...I don't want to write like everyone else because then it just wouldn't be me.
Besides... my writing isn't where I make my living (though the thought has crossed my mind many, many times). It's one more creative outlet for me and hopefully along the way, I write something that you find interesting.
Thank you for reading!