Blogger Raynot Bradbury shared with her readers a thoughtful piece of advice titled to-write-for-the-joy-of-it, interesting reading where she suggests exercising the writing side of your brain each and everyday benefits this very precious muscle, and on reflection I have to agree………….. my father used to be a school teacher and yes he read a great deal, but perhaps if he’d exercised his creative writing mind each and every day, then maybe he wouldn’t now have memory problems?
Who knows supposition is easy.
I’m a practical guy who for whatever reason never used to write, and if I’m honest didn’t used to read a great deal either until I discovered blogs. But all these (many) months later I’m a much improved writer (lol yes) and I often wish I’d a screenshot of my very first blog post.
Without a doubt WordPress kicks my ass into gear and after switching my tablet off I’m convinced my brain’s circuitry has been rebooted? So yes I’ve exercised the grey matter and without sounding pretentious, I think the act of disciplined writing has been good for me……….. then when I upload joy of joys I may provoke a reaction or time to time readers Like or perhaps comment.
However one caveat which can be a bit like splashing cold water on my face, lol out of respect for a reader I have to publish ‘hopefully’ something worth reading, consequently not every literary gem electronically penned by moi is uploaded. In fact many posts are later trashed as either badly written, devoid of a great theme, darn right pornographic hence unsuitable for blogging.
But for 20 minutes or so I’ve transferred thoughts and musings into print which has to be good for me, how long will I be here on WP seeing as my 6 month blog anniversary is only a few days away? Hmm who knows I do panic that I’ll suddenly have nothing to say if I’m being honest, but I have a feeling I’ll always write something down somewhere and a blog can be the incentive.
A. Shepherdson 2018