Okay, I am going to be honest. I miss blogging. Traveling through life with fellow readers and writers is something I enjoy. You inspire me and when you read what I write it, it gives me an outlet for expression, not to mention, it’s good for my mental health.
A few weeks ago on Facebook and via the Pensees blog, I asked if I should continue to blog. I noticed fewer people are blogging these days and those who still do, are doing it less. I had to figure out if blogging was worth my time.
I asked and you answered. Some said, “Stop the blog and go for the larger projects you are pursuing.
Others said, “Keep at it, it refines your skills and craft.”
My writer friends had great insights. Like me, they often ask, “What is the best use of my time? How can I meet my goals, carry out my dreams, and connect with others? Can I really get paid for this pursuit?”
Thanks for speaking up and speaking out…Bob, Heather, Jennifer, Angela, Jon A., Barbara, too many other writers/bloggers to name….
I think the final decision came when I was talking with my ten-year old twin grandsons. We were talking about dreams. They both want to be professional soccer players when they grow up. But they turned the tables on me and asked, “What did you want to be when you were our age?”
I choked on that one, nothing like a ten-year old to call you out? I knew the answer. My life long dream is to be a writer. Writing has never been something I do, it has always been part of who I am.
Then they said, “You’re already writing, right Mimi?”
I explained to them about time constraints, my new job, all the writing projects I have in mind, and my dilemma of trying to do it all while chasing my dream. They smiled and gave simple yet profound answers.
The contemplative one said, “Mimi, just do your best.”
The outgoing twin chimed in, “Yeah Mimi, you always tell us to do our best and have fun!”
So that’s my answer, I am going to do my best and have fun. I will blog when I have something to say. I will work on projects as time and creativity allow.
Enough talk, I am back at the keyboard. It’s time for me to write. I am a writer after all.
So I ask you, what’s your dream and when will you start chasing it again?