Testing…testing

Okay so I am trying (more actively so) to upkeep a blog because it is something that I have always intended to do, but for some reason have always come up with an excuse not to do it. Various excuses like, ‘I don’t know what to write about’, ‘am I even a good writer’, ‘who will even read read it?’/ And finally I’ve decided to just put myself out there. Ultimately what have I got to lose?

That is the mentality I have now because if I don’t talk myself into doing it now (where writing will probably become some kind of solace as I rapidly approach the end of my degree) then I won’t do it ever. There is always going to be another excuse that I can come up with (believe me I am good at finding excuses).

Even while writing this I have had second doubts or wondered what the point was. And ultimately the point is, I want to be a writer. Plain and simple. And obviously in order to do that I have to write. I have claimed for months that I just have writer’s block, when in actual fact I just don’t make the time to sit down and write, and then when I do I write off whatever it is I have written as bad so I just leave it on the page and wait to rediscover it one day while I am pondering maybe writing something else. Usually it isn’t bad, but the fear that it could be makes me anxious. I wasn’t even really aware it was something I would be nervous about, but then if I think about my overall persona I guess it can’t really be that surprising. But the stuff I write isn’t necessarily bad, it just needs work, as most things from a first draft. And so I am making a change and just going for it.

I don’t know if there will be a particular theme running through the posts, but I suppose I will just stick to what I know. I will also try to refrain from using the word ‘but’ so much to start sentences and I may also post creative pieces I have written similar to the earlier stuff on this blog. And hopefully (time considering given that I am fast approaching exam time) there should be something up on a weekly basis.

So see you next week!

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