We have seen the explosion of the selfie photograph, a quick pic of who you are at any given moment. Blogs are selfies of words. A quick glimpse of who we are at the moment of writing. A snapshot of thoughts, shared amongst the cyber masses.
I do not know about anyone else who blogs but I blog for therapeutic reasons. I've always been a writer and there is something very soothing about expressing oneself through words. I think that's why I love the Bible so much, it's Gods essence shaped into words, captured in all eternity on the pages. I love writing, painting with words, singing a song of letters.
Truth, is refreshing when spoken from another soul in verbatim. Writing is refreshing, powerful, edifying, it is primal.
Blogging is a sort of way of sharing my particular perspective of the world. Exposing my love for Christ, my obsession with good food, ancient literature and country living. Writing brings me release & a specific type of comfort. In the early morning hours with my coffee and a few well penned sentences I find scholarly solace. I love writing.
I also love reading other writers thoughts. Sharing in your human experience via the lines you have chosen to share with me. This is personal, this is sharing your inner most thoughts, undressing your emotions and unclothing your desires for me to see. Even deeper than seeing, to experience. I appreciate your honesty. I am attracted to authentic writers.
As I read what you have written, we become one. I slip inside you, seeing the world through your eyes. I like to keep it like this, pure. Keeping our interactions undefiled by validation, likes, follows or uncomfortable forced comments. If I follow you, I read you. I enjoy seeing the world from your perspective. If I follow you, your style resonates with something inside of me, that I find enjoyable. I follow you for selfish reasons, I enjoy your "work".
Please, let's keep that reciprocal. Follow me only if you like following me. Not for the hopes of a follow back. I am a heavy liker and commentator. If I enjoy your posts you will know it. I want my blog to grow authentically and organically. I do not blog for validation. I blog for enjoyment. I absolutely want it to remain that way. Blog for fun, not follows, or fame. ❤️