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Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

Today’s quote is from celebrated author Margaret Atwood.

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” Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.” — Margaret Atwood

Who do you write for? Yourself, your readers, or posterity? I would love to know.

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27 thoughts on “Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

  1. When I was a child, I told stories to my siblings (lots of siblings, no books).
    When I was a foster carer, I told stories to my fosters and asked them to share theirs as if it were a story rather than a nightmare.
    When I became an author, the stories are all the world I’ve seen, walked on, talked through, travelled over, dug into. Every story is part of that journey, the people in there, the events and moments that left joy or sadness or everlasting scars.
    It’s like lancing a boil, and letting it all out until the good flesh shows after the final wash-up.

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  2. I tend to write for myself. Obviously, I’m well aware that others will be able to read and weigh in on what I write, and I am humbled and grateful that others find what I write interesting, but I write what satisfies that highly personal need to write. Even the writing prompts I hoste are rather self-serving in this regard, as I tend to focus on what I decide I want to write about.


  3. I used to write for others before the blog changes this year, and l am not one who buys into the concept of ‘we only write for ourselves’, we write publicly to be read always, BUT now l write for a much smaller social circle with the Guy blog, a mere splash of the community l once wrote for.

    The business blog will write for a much larger community and whilst l will write about my passions – it is still content to be read.

    Everyone can write for themselves, but there is never a need to write stories or content in a blog/journal etc which is open to the world – when we write to the world, we are writing for everyone else first and ourselves last.

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