Monday, June 18, 2012

Why I blog

I was speaking with a friend the other day and he asked me how I came into blogging. What started the process?

And I thought for a second...and began to recall my feelings after President Obama's election in winter 2008. After those votes were counted it seemed as if so many things were changing. Personally, politically, regionally. And for whatever reason I had a thousand thoughts swirling around in my head.

Months passed. And the new President was inaugurated, yet seemed that no matter what I did I could not clear my mind. So I took out my journal and began checking off a list of things floating around in my head.

I soon came to the realization that I should like to blog. So I did.

I heard on Blogcast FM the other day, that if you are not embarrassed by your earlier writings, you have most likely not improved as a writer. Judging by my first entries, I think I've improved immensely. The early writings on this blog were sporadic and a bit scattered but they offered a honest reflection of me.

The difference a year (or five) makes.

And I am still here clicking away. Blogging is a form of therapy and release for me. My Iced Tea has always been a place to hash out my feelings, fears, and questions. And since I still lack the answers for many of my questions...I suspect I'll be blogging for quite a while.

Hoping to improve my writing techniques as well as my life.