I have a confession to make. When I started my WordPress blog in 2019, I had no clue about what constituted a good blog. In fact, I would go as far as to say, someone in the blogging universe should have confiscated my keyboard or canceled my WordPress membership. I only ventured into the blogger world because someone told me I should write a blog to attract people to my work. How dumb is that? The only reason a person should start a blog is that they enjoy blogs and want to jump into the fun. Once I discovered other bloggers, I understood why people put so much time and energy into creating their posts. I have a second confession to make. I love blogging.
The reasons I love blogging
- Firstly, I love blogging because of the other bloggers I find on WordPress. This social media community is a fantastic group of people. I have learned so much from reading their posts. The poetry I’ve discovered brightens my day, even if the subject matter is a little dark. These verses give me a glimpse into the complexity of the human spirit. I discover I’m truly not alone.
- Secondly, blogging gives me a creative outlet. I concluded a year ago that I had a massive body of work. The problem being I need to get all these books I’ve written into some order so they can be published. This project will require a great deal of editing. Doing blogs gives me the ability to write fresh stuff.
- Thirdly, I tend to edit something to death before share it with anyone. I challenged myself to do a daily blog post in 2021. This practice forces me to catch the idea, let it rest a day, read over it, edit, and post. It gives me a deadline of sorts.
- Fourthly, I feel in love with blogging because it is so much fun.
I invite you to stop by and check out my posts. I am having so much fun studying the different forms of poetry and posting my meager offering as they come to me. I try to write in a different style every month. Rooster and I have still managed a few adventures, even in the pandemic. I’m also letting readers into my world as I undergo knee replacement surgery. My experience might come in useful to people facing a similar surgery. Getting old isn’t for wimps. I love blogging because it has opened a whole new world for me.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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