Why I Write

When I first began this blog, it was hard thinking up subjects to write about. Some days I’d have many ideas, which I’d jot down and save as drafts. And then there were those other days when absolutely nothing came into my head. And there were also those days when I was busy at work and too tired to contemplate writing anything at all.

Over 2 years ago I challenged myself to write in my blog Every Single Day, come rain or shine, through thick and thin, in sickness and in health 😄. I threw down the gauntlet and challenged myself to write something, anything at all, every single day, for at least 2 years. After all, writing is a discipline, and the brain is a muscle that needs exercise.

And I’ve managed to do that, just about. I’ve learnt to hone my observation skills, pick up on trends, watch for subtle clues in what people say or do, find common threads, comment on current affairs, delve into the creative arts. Having a variety of hobbies helps too.

Whatever I write, is always the Truth. Or at least what I believe to be the Truth, based on facts and research. I never lie about my personal experiences. I don’t fabricate or make up stories out of thin air. No matter how incredible some of my personal stories may sound, they are NEVER fiction or fantasy. Hey, I can’t help it if my circus is full of clowns and monkeys! 😉

Some of my subscribers follow my writing because they find my poems and prose funny. Or perhaps they agree with my Life Philosophy. Or perhaps they just want some food for thought. Then there are those who follow the old adage “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”…the ones who read my blog out of morbid curiosity, and wonder if I’m writing about THEM. Am I? I may write the most scathing things about certain people, but it’s always the Truth and perhaps that’s what winds them up so much when they read my posts. Because I refrain from naming names. But They know who they are. Hey, news flash. It’s MY blog, and I can write whatever I like. There’s no nudity, porn or obscenities involved, I just write what I know, and what I’ve gone through in my own life. If you want me to write you a glowing report, well then you should’ve treated me with a modicum of respect first. Karma, right ;).

And if you don’t like what I write, well, darling, why are you even reading this? Eavesdroppers never hear anything good about themselves, hey?! 😄

My own experience of Social Media has shown that if I write about contentious world issues, controversies, conspiracies or politics, most people just gloss over it, or don’t even bother to read my post. If I write about personal issues, I’m more likely to touch a few hearts (or nerves, depending on who you are), and get more of a reaction. And if I posted up pictures of cute animals or breathtaking places, curated from Google Images or Pinterest, those are the posts that most readers like.

You should know by now that I don’t write for popularity or for fans…I write simply for myself.

Have a nice day ;)!

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