Buyer beware. Most of us (if not all) have heard this colloquialism… Beware of what you buy, perhaps there are unintended consequences of it. I am adding a new one today. Writer Beware…
I love having my blog — truly I do. I’ve found it a great way to get thoughts together, share things in my life that are amazing, maybe some that are not so amazing. First, because I think it helps me sort through whatever grind I am in at a given moment. But maybe also because perhaps, if I share something in my life, there is a possibility that it may bring benefit to someone else. At least that’s the hope.
That said, blogging does not come without consequence, and — writer’s warning here, you have to be able to accept and handle the consequences there of.
See when you blog, and put “your stuff” out there for consumption, and it’s read, people react to it. Sometimes… it’s fantastic and you know you are doing the right things for all of the right reasons. But…. Then sometimes it doesn’t. That’s a whole new thing. Maybe someone has an adverse reaction to what you’ve written and think you’re a complete MO-RON. And then there are the times that someone will read your blog and read so much more into it than what was intended. Writer, please beware. I’m pretty certain that I am not the first, nor will I be the last person that this has ever happened to. And… for a moment, and maybe I am still in that moment I’ve decided that blogging, while I love it, isn’t the right platform for my thoughts or feelings.
Of course that begs the question of what to do with them? I haven’t quite figured that out yet. I haven’t blogged since August 2, 2015. Truth, some of the reason is that life is just busy and finding a quiet moment to just be with my thoughts doesn’t come easily. And the bigger truth, the one I don’t really care all that much to admit, is that someone, anyone out there really can make a judgement on me, or my situations, for the good or for the bad, and that there isn’t a thing that I can do about it.
So I suppose that I’ll figure it out. Writer…please beware.