Describe your ultimate escape plan (and tell us what you’re escaping from).
I started writing as young as ten. Mostly I would write poetry and read it to my imaginary friend. Recently I was going through some personal challenges and I truly felt empty inside. I would resort to sleeping in my room with no lights on and no TV, just me and my taughts. Then a friend of mine encouraged me to start blogging. So I stated blogging on the 16th of March 2013.
It was exciting as much as it was confusing and soon I had few people comments on my post. The thrill was amazing especially because most of them where people I did not know on a personal level.
Soon I also started exploring different blogs and the talent out there is amazing. The creativity is just awesome. That is when my fear came greeting me. The more I went through other blogs the more I felt I wanted to write like this person or that person. The confusion grew each time. Should I write about things that will draw comments or should I write what I wanted to share. What if no one likes what I write? Any time I pick my pen to write, I pause to think if other bloggers and people would like it.
This fear took a seat in my heart and held me captive. I was now trying to blog base on what others may like, but what happened to what I like and feel passionate about?
Thanks to http://wordswithnannaprawn.wordpress.com/ who genuinely loved what I wrote and complimented me and http://upwoods.wordpress.com/ on whose blog I came across advice for young bloggers saying ‘’ Write from your heart or inclination, have a ball, and never EVER compare yourself to other bloggers!’’. Thanks to the two of you and many others who are helping new bloggers find their strength in the mist of all this diverse creativity.
I have therefore decided to escape from this fear which is trying to take away my unique writing skills and plunge me into a pool of writing like others.
I don’t have an ultimate escape plan but this is what I pledge myself to remain true to who I am and to share that with those who care enough to stick around and be part of me. If that is not good enough, then I am sorry.