Writing is hard. Nay, choosing a topic is harder. I would say the downfall of me on the last platform once I changed my focus away from photography was,”what do I write about?” Times have passed long ago since I wanted to have a diary on the internet. Even then, I had “protections” in the way of friend requests and custom privacy lists. No, this blog won’t become my diary.
For the longest time, I have written. I’m told I’m good at writing (I don’t believe it), but practice makes progress. Blogging is a way for me to practice. But how do you practice when you can’t even come up with topics? Blurgh! I suppose having a niche is good so that one can figure out exactly what they’re going to focus on, but holy hell, Batman, I have the vast universe of topics at my feet because I don’t have a focus. My focus is myself(?) and things relevant to me, I suppose.
I think my struggle, too, is the fact that I’m taking an English class in communication skills. Everything I am learning there, I am trying to also apply here. Look at these paragraphs! Where’s the topic sentence and supporting sentences?! I’m being silly there, now, but the main ideas still remain the same— clearly state your purpose. But if you’re unsure of your purpose, how can one clearly state it?
I do have some posts written that need editing. I am actually editing and proofreading this time around. I’m actually quite impressed with that myself. Can’t tell you how many times I have posted and had to edit a billion times afterwards just because I didn’t want to reread my words. How will I learn, though, if I can’t even handle editing and rereading my own work? I’m glad I've gotten out of that habit. Next time, I will have a more declared topic, if you will. I swear. This is all a learning curve and if I’ve learned anything with prop manipulation it’s to embrace the ugly. And boy, I’m sure it will get ugly before it gets pretty.