I very recently happened upon Amy’s (business and) blog Lemon and Raspberry. It is a pretty wonderful, inspiring blog that I am really enjoying.
On Wednesday, Amy posted about not having as much blogging time as she would like, due to busy-ness. So, she set a prompt challenge for five posts. (Go see, I’ll wait.) I’ve been trying to figure on writing some more content, so I thought this would be a great challenge to take. Easy peasey, right? Just five posts. Once a week. I can do that.
(Image @ Lemon and Raspberry)
What you have learned from ________
Maybe what you have learned from your parents or your kids or living in this new town. Maybe what you have learned from doing Project Life for a year, or blogging for 5 years or a lifetime of photography. Maybe what you have learned from the last book you read, or the last movie you watched. Tongue-in-cheek or earnest and sincere – this prompt could go either way.
What have I learned from <blank>?
What have I learned from Go Fox Yourself?
I have learned that I need to write heavy, personal diatribes. These pieces are therapeutic and important. Writing is not just a creative outlet for me, it is also a way to express myself and work through issues. However! I have learned, through writing, publishing and then making “private” several posts, that I don’t want to host any of that here. I thought I did, three times over, and I sincerely appreciate the support I’ve received (really. You folks are just outstanding and I am so grateful that you swing by every now and then), but then I felt, shortly after posting, very uncomfortable. I want to say that this isn’t a self-censorship issue, but that it’s just so fucking negative. And kind of boring.
I want this blog to be fun. And expressive in a more creative way. I want it to be an outlet for personal essays, creative writing (who knew that would happen? So weird. And awesome) and surveys (natch).
I have learned that I absolutely need to write about things that bother me, but that I need to do it in a private, journalistic way (and should probably keep it to a journal. I have one and it’s lovely, high time I use it). I have learned that this is a place to splash a little colour, get a little zany and explore my writerly side.
And now for something completely different:
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