So many intelligent and thoughtful responses to my question on writing – I felt a follow up was in order.
I have come to some conclusions about this crazy act of blogging.
It takes a little guts to just “stand up and spit” (sorry, Eminem mode)
We go from the big three things stuck in our head –
- I have something to say.
- I need to get something off my chest.
- I want to connect with like-minded others.
- I said it
- It’s gone
Those three things happen the instant we hit the publish button.
Some of my more cynical readers might say – I’ll give you the first two caveman – but the third? No interaction by hitting publish – no likes, no comments, no nothing.
Wrong – wrong and wrong
The moment your thoughts are out – you have made a connection – You have taken stuff from your brain and published it.
It is out there — you do not own it anymore — anyone that reads it could have a reaction you will never know about. You have no idea
Yes, every blogger ~ even the “much maligned” food blogger* can connect.
Imagine a family that had the “best damn apple blueberry turnover” (recipe from a food blog) – and eating that turnover moved Grandma so much that she finally told everyone where the 36 gold bars were buried on the old family farm — which led to a very generous offer on that property for the current owners…. which made their day because they wanted to move to Nebraska anyway. (why anybody would move to Nebraska is a question that can’t be answered in the limited space of this post!)
Isn’t that a beautiful story – an entire family united together in common greed – it warms the heart.
But we don’t know the situation of each family member.
And we don’t know the good that could come from getting out of debt and thriving instead of surviving.
We don’t know what will happen with a post.
That is both scary and exhilarating.
So keep spitting it out on-line
This requires at least a Part 3
Cheers from the Cave!
*Yes people – food bloggers are bloggers too – it does not matter what the subject of a blog is – all bloggers are relevant if the content is interesting and the writer is passionate – a food blogger can hit this mark. In fact -If I, the Cave Guy, started a food web site — do you think it would be boring?
Notes: Good rappers take brutal honesty about their life – package it to their fans with rhyme and beat – And connection happens – They don’t know what their music will do —-BUT – connection is made.
Good bloggers take brutal honesty about their life – package it with words and images to their readers – And connection happens —– etc….etc…etc…
We are more alike than not alike.
I thank everyone for the great comments and will do my best to visit your home on the web and reciprocate — because that is what this is all about!