Monday, 30 April 2018

Is This What the End Looks Like?

Over the weekend I found myself repeatedly turning a thought over in my head. Why do I write a blog? What's the point of it all? I suppose the seed of the thought grew from an evening last week when I wrote in a paper journal for the first time in months. I found myself writing without filters, without expectations, and it felt good - like a weight had been lifted.

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  1. I wrote in diaries and journals for years. Some I've lost, some I've kept. Journal writing now saddens me a little but I don't know why. I bleed raw on my blog, despite retaining anonymity, so it's therapy for me. My blog now...I write because it releases something for me, endorphins, pent up desires, truths I dare not voice, release, peace, a channel for my poetry that is unrelenting in its deluge on my mind. Things need to pour out and this is space I choose .
    😉❤️

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  2. Ack! I hope it's not the end for you.....!

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  3. Do you force yourself to write on your blog?

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  4. Not particularly. I have fallen into the habit of writing almost every day though, and given that I have very little free time, means I end up reading and writing blog posts at the expense of everything else. I would like to make more time for books, movies, and so on.

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  5. Fair enough. If you feel like you have to maintain the habit and post everyday it becomes a chore. But if you do it when you feel like it then it becomes addictive.

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  6. On a personal note I hope it isn’t the end for you, but perhaps the key is not to feel obliged? If it feels like something you have to do then it’s no fun, but if you do it when you feel like it then I guess you get more from it? I don’t know. But I hope you stay.

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  7. For the engagement. The encouragement. The different perspectives. The conversation. For some people, validation, and a variety of other reasons.

    I think you should write where you want to when the words are right there, waiting to be written. It doesn't matter if it's in the blog or on a journal or a thank you card to grandma or whatever...but keep writing!

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  8. Although i am still on this site i have not blogged for awhile and i am very much in agreement with you. It does lift a weight off the shoulders. I have felt much more comfortable and relaxed since i have stopped writing and planning the blog. Ok whilst i did not post every day, once a week to be exact. It was still a case of having to plan and work out what i wanted to write and convey etc....... Will i write like yourself in a journal? It has crossed my mind it has to be said? Keeping a track of my thoughts but keeping them private may be the way to go.....

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  9. brookejcutler1 May 2018 at 00:43

    Oh, no. :( You really are struggling with this, aren't you, Jonathan? Maybe this time away you've got coming up might help you realign all the dots, help you go back to the quiet of life. Quiet usually helps me remember what I want my life to be (and quiet is so hard to find in this noisy, modern world, isn't it). Have a break from daily blogging, maybe? Post when you feel the pull? But, if you decide it really is 'the end' for the blog...that's okay too. :) You know where to find us all if you ever need some extra friends. :)

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  10. I hope it’s not the end ... I enjoy your posts. Write when something freely flows through your mind that you want to share . Enjoy reading books again I think you could do both.

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