Why write?

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I started writing this blog because I was going through a lot of changes in my life and I found it a really good way to organise my thoughts, to get them out in the open and to work out how I really felt about things.  Then a strange thing happened: I stopped writing as a kind of therapy for myself, and I started writing because I missed not writing, if that makes sense.

I found that as every day went by, I had thoughts or opinions about single events, about the news, about everyday acts – and I wanted to share them.  I suppose that you could say that it’s all a bit “hey, look at me”, but at the same time I’ve been reading other people’s blogs, and they’re awesome.  I look at what other people write and wish I could be as interesting, as innovative, as creative, but do you know what? The more I write I find that the better at it I get.  It’s a bit like the quote from the golfer, Ben Hogan, when someone commented how lucky he was, and he replied “The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

The more I practice the luckier I get…

I find that the more I write, the more I want to write and the better (in my opinion) I get at it.  I did one of the WordPress Blogging 101 courses, then things kind of took on a momentum of their own.  I had decided this year to write a post a day, but unfortunately that fell through as events in life got in the way and I didn’t want to write about them: maybe someday I will.

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