AnnieKO'Connor

Why I don’t Blog about Writing

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If you follow me on twitter, you probably know that I’m a writer. In fact, that’s probably why you follow me on twitter. I tweet about writing and love the community of writers I have found on twitter.

But if you’ve read my blog, (and here you are, so I’m guessing you’ve had a look), you’ve probably noticed I don’t write much about writing.

There are several reasons for this.

I don’t have much new to say about the writing process. I have tried blogging about my writing in the past, to mild and temporary success. It is not my goal to avoid blogging about writing, but as a central focus, I simply don’t have enough to sustain a blog.

There are about one million blogs out there that talk about writing. They talk about the industry, the effort, the successes, failures, and techniques of other writers. The ones I have come across are brilliant, and I enjoy reading them. They are immensely helpful, and contribute to a conversation I’m glad to participate in. I do not feel a pressing need to carve out my own voice from among them on a topic they cover so well.

I like to write. I have a lot of thoughts racing through my mind, and I like to write them down. I like to organize and process the universe in small chunks. Instead of having a website where I discuss writing, I decided to have a website where I write. Here, I will write about anything that intrigues me. I may even write about writing. But my goal is simply to write.

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5 thoughts on “Why I don’t Blog about Writing

  1. I have a lot of trouble writing about writing too. It’s hard to think of anything unique to say with the millions of other writers’ blogs out there. The only way to be really unique is to write about your own personal experiences with writing. But I think you’re right – writing is the most important part of being a writer, so write about whatever interests you 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has trouble writing about writing. But good advice to write about personal experience with it; I think that’ll give me more to work with in the future.

  2. Excellent thoughts, Annie. The only reason I blog about writing is that I think about it so constantly that I can’t help it. But it seems wise to broaden both horizons and audience by considering other subject matter–something all of us should think through.

    You have a good thing going here, and I look forward to more of it.

    • I also blog about whatever I’m constantly thinking about, but that tends rarely to be writing (or any one thing). I’m glad there are people out there (like you) who do talk about writing, because I love reading about other people’s experiences.

  3. what i’ve read so far i enjoy. following you on twttr @atteancanoe

    David in Maine USA

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