And So It Ends

by Ginger on May 31, 2013

in Blogging & Social Media, Blogging & Social Media

Well today marks my final day of my #bringbackthewords challenge, and somehow, someway, I did it. It’s been (mostly) fun (for me)(hope you haven’t minded). The whole exercise has really served to remind me that 1)I really love writing here 2)writing is a muscle you have to exercise and train and keep limber 3)I have great, smart readers, who have great, smart conversations and 4)I have to make it a priority.

I’ve said before that I don’t think of myself as a writer writer. And seeing that I’ve spent the past few days surrounded by writers of every staggering caliber above mine, I think that even more. I don’t have any interest in, or desire to write fiction. I don’t have a book in me. I don’t even DREAM of writing a book.

But I do have thoughts and opinions. I do like to have conversations. I may not say anything earth shattering, or that other people haven’t said, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t/shouldn’t say it anyway.

I’ve had a hard time with what to say lately. But this exercise reminded me of how nice it is to say…whatever. And how nice it is to hear from all of you guys. And to have conversations and have you guys make me think of things I haven’t thought of, and just…you know, why I started blogging in the beginning. To share the things on my mind and to have conversations with you.

All that to say, 31 days of blogging was a great reminder that I kind of love blogging and I kind of love using my brain and getting words to work for me, and I definitely love you guys and, oh yeah. NOW I remember. This is all fun.

So, my little experiment ended, and I made it through. And, I do kind of think I managed to bring back the words. I call that a win.

Jody Yarborough June 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I love your blog Ginger. I so feel you on being a blogger but not being a writer, writer. I *do* have a dream of having a published book some day. But I have no idea what it will be about, and I think a lot of it is just really about my ego’s need to see my name on a shelf at Barnes and Noble, or even better, dare I say in the NYT Best Sellers list. Writing for me, is a challenge of discipline. It just take (me) a lot of time to do it. Mostly because I am hyper critical and I have a very busy schedule as it is. Yes, so goes my love/hate relationship with writing. I love how you speak of community as well. I’m right there with ya. Let’s talk to each other, K? 🙂


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