Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~Joseph Heller
Don’t know what it is about blogging, having a blog, or just writing generally. Every now and then I feel compelled, like some strange, overcoming fever, to write and then to share what I’ve written.
I’ve had blogs before and I even have a couple of Tumblogs. Heck, I even have a Twitter account. That, I must say has sated me for a while. One hundred forty characters were a safe limit. I could come and go as I pleased. Emphasis on the “for the while” part. Gradually I felt like I had more and more to say. I was growing out of my 140 character skin and it was getting metaphorically, well, unbearable.
Prior to this feverish need to share my writing in public, I was satisfied. I wrote every now and then, no pressure. Well, that was until I went to graduate school. All of a sudden, every single word became scrutinized and analyzed. I started becoming more of a word technician and less like a writer. You could say that my stream of consciousness dried up.
So, cheers to the New Year and my attempt at putting the fun back into writing.