“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart” – William Wordsworth
I’m going to be honest. My New Years Resolution to blog more frequently totally went out the window recently. I don’t really have any excuse apart from the fact that I was pretty busy, and (this sounds like a cop-out but I promise that it isn’t) I kind of got writers block. In my defence, I have done A LOT of reading in my spare time recently, and everyone always says that to be a good writer you have to read a lot. I’m pretty sure I heard that somewhere anyway. But that’s no excuse, there is no way I can fail my resolution this early in the year! I may be indecisive but I am definitely not a quitter. As if that wasn’t obvious from the fact that I managed to eventually pass my driving test after failing it 4 times, and having a panic attack right at the start of one so I barely even drove out the test centre before turning right back around. Definitely the most expensive example of my inability to give up when I’ve decided I want something!
Anyway back to my original point, I need to get back to writing as often as I was at the start of the year. And I think (thanks to the help of my best friend) that I’ve come across a solution to my writers block. I’ve realised that I was too focused on trying to make my blog fit into some sort of category, intent on writing about books, and reading and writing. I have no idea how I got it into my head that that’s what I had to do, but I did. So now I’m going to throw that idea out the window (after sheepishly climbing through it to pull back my resolution because I’m so not done with it yet).
From now on this blog is going to be a personal blog. While I’m still going to write about books and reading because hey, I love all that stuff, I’m also just going to write about whatever crosses my mind. If I happen to go somewhere interesting or experience something new, or even if I just saw something online and want to talk about it, I’m going to blog about it. The only way to get better at writing is to write, and that’s exactly what I intend to do. When I first started this blog, I said that I imagined life as a book that I was just writing in haphazardly as I go along. So now that’s what this blog is going to be. So if you’re reading this, welcome to the very convoluted, confusing and generally strange book of my life.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I hope I am going to.
Here’s looking at you,