Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself to the World

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.

8 thoughts on “Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself to the World

    1. Hi April, Long time no hear- surprised to find you online. Hope you are enrolled in blogging 101 as well. When I am down in the dumps, words elude me. So I am trying to learn how to write in the midst of problems. Hope Blogging 101 will serve as a cathartic experience for me.

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      1. I did it about a year ago, although I think I may sign up again one of these months.

        I’m the same way recently. Writing used to be how I got out, but then–I don’t know. I hope so too.

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  1. Don’t worry Susie! I feel how you feel. I have been in that kind of feeling too (I think I’m still in the process of being myself). Everyone is different, and that difference is what makes them unique. Let your words and stories out! No matter how good or bad, it’s you, it’s never been wrong to be yourself 😉

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