Rory, at a A Guy Called Bloke and K 9 Doodlepips has asked this Insightful Question
Do You Actually … like everything you write about?
If I am to tell the truth, then the answer is ‘Not Really”
I love to write, and when I begin, I sometimes really hold forth. This makes my writing much longer than the average person has time to read on his/her commute, lunch break etc. Hence, for blogging I have had to curb my tendency of writing too much and am trying to be more precise.
As for the topics:
When I launched my blog, I was full of what I thought were original ideas. I tried to write humorous and helpful articles but hardly anyone read them. Then my friend and mentor Sadje of KeepItAlive introduced me to word prompts.
When I started writing for the prompts, my traffic and all the business of likes, comments and follows increased. I realized then, that for people to read my work, I would have to write what they liked and not what I like.
Once, on a whim I wrote a short poem of the blank verse/free verse kind. I was surprised by how well it was received by the WordPress community. (Come on guys, it didn’t even rhyme). So I started posting these poems more often even though I didn’t think much of them.
Again, I am not very good at writing stories. But sometimes kind people tag me for a story writing challenge. So I am obliged to do those.
There is so much in life that we do even though we don’t particularly like to. We do it because it is neccessary or is good for us. I didn’t particularly want to learn to drive when I was younger but I had to, and this skill has helped me all my life. I think that is the case with writing topics too