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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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I've read several blogs today that mention the need to blog less. Isn't this such a funny place we're in? We feel compelled to keep this up once we start, and then feel guilty when life or **writing** gets in the way of that. And then there are apologies and then we probably end up coming back and posting anyway because we're reading someone else's which spurs something we HAVE to say and we end up posting anyway because... that's what we do. It's writing. In a warped kind of way, it's writing. And that's what we do. It may not be the writing we're supposed to be doing, but it's still putting words down for others to read. Hey! Nature of the beast!

I remember when I first started blogging just a few months ago and I knew no one and I think I was the only one reading what I wrote. It was so lonely!! Now I have all these wonderful friends that share this insane business with me, and I find that so amazingly cool because there are no writers in my "real" life. No one in my physical, tangible life here understands this writing world, so blog hopping for me is almost a necessity. The only way I can talk to other writers!

So, on this note, do you have writer friends in your real life? I'm curious.

5 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

So true! I wonder if I'll be able to hold off from posting every day. It is crucial, in some ways.

I have real-life acquaintances who "write," but either they're at a different stage, or don't take it as seriously as I do. Like, you know, there's a writer and then there's one who calls himself a writer - or would like to be one.

Melissa Marsh said...

Love this post. It is crazy, isn't it? I feel like sometimes I blog too much...but then again, I have made some incredible friends through the blogging world.

I do have some friends that write in real life, but our paths hardly ever cross anymore. We've just grown apart, which is unfortunate.

Travis Erwin said...

I'm blessed to have many great writing friends. Some I've met online and some at conferences and what not. It's nice to commiserate together.

Christine said...

I like my blog. I don't think having my blog takes away from my life, my work, or my family. I don't understand the guilt other people express.

And I know a few writers, in real life, not that I spend much time with them...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yes, my writers group of eight or so years is so vital. Having started and facilitated several groups, I can't recommend it highly enough. Have you looked into doing that? (Would be glad to correspond with tips if you're interested.)