I am a blog writer who stopped writing and it is time to start again.
When I started this blog, I had many ambitions for it. However, I didn’t manifest them because I stopped writing before the faucet had a chance to flow. I could say I lost my writing voice. I could say that life happened and well, it did. But are those sufficient reasons for a writer to stop writing?
I used to keep a personal journal and write in it every night and sometimes in the mornings. But, in the four years that I have lived in Korea, I have only wrote in my journal a few times. I certainly have had a lot of things to not only document, but to create and publish content about for this blog. Yet, I didn’t write because I was uninspired. And I found it difficult to write from the heart and a place of transparency.
In my personal journal, I used to reflect on my life each evening before bed. It was the time of day that I could write down my innermost thoughts, sort through challenges, and connect with something greater than myself. On those pages, I could write without judgment. It was just me, my pen, and journal.
I want to treat this blog somewhat like I did my personal journal. What I mean by that is I want to write authentically, not perfectly for my audience. I want to write without being overly concerned with SEO or the content other bloggers are creating, the size of their readership, and how they’re flourishing as a blog writer. I need to just write.
My 2017 blogging goal is to openly write and share more about my personal journey as an expatriate. This will include my successes, challenges, and failures. I need to write to make sense of the person I have become. I also need to write and give life to the characters in my head who came to me as of living abroad.
Unlike my personal journal, I want you as my audience to read what I write and to engage with me by commenting. And if you’re inclined to share what I am writing. Can I have your support? Please stay tuned by subscribing to this blog and following me on Instagram.