Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow you might think it’s more appropriate to write about my adoration for my boyfriend or how much I cherish my family but I let them know this practically every day and I don’t need one day out of the year to let them know this. I thought it would be more fun to write why I think you should show your writing some love.
Here are five reasons to love writing:
1. Writing is a way to escape
There is a reason why I prefer to write early in the morning before anyone is up in my house (or outside for that matter). It’s quiet and tranquil and I can think without any distractions. Finding a peaceful place to write, whether that be your bedroom, at the park or library, is a wonderful opportunity to get away from any current stresses or obligations and take a few moments to do nothing but write.
2. It’s an opportunity to vent
It’s never a good idea to keep any conflicts you are dealing with bottled up inside you for long periods of time but you might not have the option to talk with anyone about them either. That’s why your pen and paper (or laptop) are your best friends. You can pour your feelings out about anything without having to worry about them revealing your secrets. Write about how one of your coworkers ticked you off to the point where you wanted to bash their face in or that guy who sits in front of you in class that doesn’t notice you but you are madly in love with him. Who knows, these situations could turn into a potential story.
Write about how one of your coworkers ticked you off to the point where you wanted to bash their face in or that guy who sits in front of you in class that doesn’t notice you but you are madly in love with him. Who knows, these situations could turn into a potential story.
3. You’re in control
When you’re behind a computer screen or a writing pad, you don’t have to worry about who you offend or what foul language you use unless of course you’re writing on a public venue like a blog. Even then, it’s your blog and you have the freedom to discuss the topics you want and whoever doesn’t like it tell them to take a hike (or just simply block them).
4. It’s a great way to reflect
Approaching certain occurrences by writing them down allows you to acknowledge how you handled those instances. It can pose questions such as, “Could I have handled this situation better?” or, “Was I wrong for saying that?” Reflection is how you learn from experiences and ultimately become a more stable and thoughtful individual.
5. Builds connections
Blogging, in general is a perfect method for meeting people who share the same interests. Let’s say you enjoy collecting antique items and your friends and family find this to be a pointless hobby. Blog about it! No doubt you will find others who are just as interested in antique items as you are. The blogosphere is massive and you are bound to discover people who are passionate about similar things. You might even explore new interests by interacting with other bloggers.
What do you love about writing?
(P.S. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post and since my schedule is very hectic at the moment, I’ve decided that I will write a blog post the second Saturday of every month.)