Friday, October 12, 2012

If Ya Read it and You Know it Clap Your Hands (or just give a like)

Like many writers, I doubt my abilities. Some days, I think I'm amazing and others, I feel like I have nothing to say that anyone wants to hear. This is where you come in--I need your help. If you read my posts and you find them somewhat amusing or entertaining, will you "like" this?  Better yet, if you follow somewhat consistently, a comment on this post would just send me over the moon. 

I'm not asking so that I can get a bunch of pats on the back. Seriously. I'm asking because I'm debating about whether to become more serious about my writing. The fact is, many people out there think they are writers. And just a few of them have blogs (Ha!!!).  So I often wonder, "What makes me think I have anything to say that's not already being said/been said/will be said more eloquently?"

I've wanted to write a book since I was a kid--back when I dreamed about being a librarian (I thought being a librarian would allow me to read all the books in the library all day long).  I'm still not sure what I even want to write about--it will definitely be something I have first-hand experience with.  

I'm not saying I'm gonna stop blogging if I get no likes here, but knowing who is reading will help me define my target audience. It will also help me figure out whether to separate my "Royal Family" stories or to keep them because that's what's enjoyable about my writing.

So, what do ya think?  Will you help a sister out?


LauraLee said...

Now you know what I'm gonna say, don't you? The hard part a/b being a writer/blogger/communicator, WHATEVER, is that your world keeps getting bigger & bigger & it gets difficult to get around to all the blogs each time. And with FB and Twitter, less people are reading blogs anyway. BUT. Bit BUT. lol. The way I see it is that if God's given me a gift, and I have the time (fitting in with His priorities for me, Him first, family 2nd, local church and friends, THEN other gifts...), then I must use it!

Of course, that's just me, but in the few posts of yours I've read, you DO have a gift for writing, and you have a great voice! If you want to chat more about it, let's get together, but you get a big ole clap clap from me! ;)

Barb said...

I always enjoy reading your posts...