Why I Write

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I got tagged to do this post. I won’t be tagging others, like the instructions say, because anybody I would tag right now has either already been tagged or already written their post, so I’m breaking the rules a little bit. As if that should shock anybody.

Our mission: Ladies please tell us in a post, Why You Write? Please also tag 5 others and offer them 3 pearls of wisdom for other writers/bloggers.

In a nutshell: I write because I have something to say. Even though I blog, I’m not really writing for anybody else. Yes, I hope people read what I write, but I’m not writing FOR the audience, if that makes sense. I write what I feel, not what I think will be trendy or popular. This is all me on my blog. I also write because I feel if my story reaches even one person and helps them, then it is all worth it.

Each of us has our own journey. There is no cookie cutter recovery from weight loss surgery and the cycles of addiction, over eating, emotional eating, or whatever it was that made us fat to begin with. That said, if not for the many bloggers out there, I might have felt so very alone in this journey. So many of you have touched me with your stories, you’ve made me laugh, you’ve also made me cry. You’ve also made me feel normal. It’s something I want to share with others on this journey.

I also write to hold myself accountable. I’m not accountable to anybody else in this world but myself. Putting some of this out where the whole world can see it helps keep me honest with myself. It also lets me see how much I’ve grown or changed as I go back and read my older posts. It’s more open than journaling because it lays it all out there for the world to see.

My three pearls of ‘wisdom’ (not sure how wise they really are) would be:

  • Whatever you write, write what you know and/or are passionate about. Believe me, your audience will know if you’re just BSing your way through your blog. Plus, you’ll give up if it’s not something you are passionate about or truly believe in.
  • BE YOURSELF – I can’t stress this enough. Don’t try to be something you aren’t. Let your personality shine through. The best blogs have writers you can identify with, that feel like real people on the other side of the screen. Stick with your strengths. If you aren’t funny don’t try to BE funny. Just be you.
  • Don’t try to write what you think might be trendy or popular. This kind of goes along with the first pearl of wisdom, but I feel it’s important. Unless whatever is trendy at that moment is something you are also passionate about, of course.
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