These last 6 months I have catapulted myself into the blogasphere, well at least I attempted to. I began with my blog Limitless and after 3 months of sporadic postings and a general lack of theme I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t working for me; ultimately I knew I was not mature enough for the ideas that inspired the Limitless concept and thus it would never satisfy my expectations. I had notions of writing about meaningful shit and sociopolitics of the world around me that reflected discussions with friends and feelings that direct my way of life. Instead I choked. I choked on everything I was seeing and I couldn’t yet give them the right words. I felt overwhelmed by the expanse of information on the internet and other bloggers who were able to write what I wished to.
What the first 3 months did help me do however was hone in on my pattern of dark satirical humour in my writing style and I began to take inspiration from all those fails that kept bombarding me as I swam in a pool of embarrassing situations. Hence the birth of the awkward turtle tales. Now, admittedly I still post erratically and irregularly but I now have a theme, one that does not represent such pressure as my original concept and lets me have fun with writing. Hey, isn’t that why I’m here in the first place?
I may post at a slow pace but I’m proud I’ve kept at it, and I do hear slow and steady wins the race…I am an awkward turtle after all.
- Highlights of 2012: Blogging and the Reading Life (whisperinggums.com)
- Annual Review: Writing (bbbros.wordpress.com)