Hi Everyone !. I am Susie here. I started blogging in August 2014 and my blog is available at susieshy45.wordpress.com
To be honest, I was trying to avoid blogging because I am basically a shy person and do not want people to probe into my personal life. But in August, while I was debating on making a change in career and trying to take up writing, I had to start a blog in order that potential employers might see my writing. So against my better judgement, I started blogging.
In the beginning, I was shy but soon I started speeding up and posting 2-3 times a day. There was so much to write about. It was interesting and I made so many friends online, some of whom I correspond with almost daily today. After a month or two, the momentum of my writing slowed down and I had fewer visitors to my site.
I didn’t know what to write about. Sometimes I sat with an open page and no words would come. What a change from the person who could write so easily. I was lost for inspiration. I tried and tried but could not write. So if you look at my blog calendar, you will see a time when i almost never posted.
Then in 2015, I got back to writing. I went back to the Daily post prompts and tried to write something on the topics provided. I can write with ease now.
The one thing that affects my writing is fear -I am afraid of whether people will identify me through my writing and find out about the person who hides behind the words I put on my blog site. I am afraid of hurting people.
The one thing I would like to do in 2015, is to write everyday and enjoy my writing. I hope also to sometime reveal myself through my writing and become the real me. Till such time, I need to hide behind my facade.