This first week of Blogging from the Heart has me really thinking about how I approach writing my posts (on my blog myhrlife.com). At first I was certain no one would read it anyway, and ideas and words flowed. I was writing two and three posts a day and setting them up for the future to keep things active. Then, after struggling for a week or two I realized that as more people followed my posts, I was getting more and more critical of my ideas and my writing. I started a few posts and they would just sit there because I just couldn’t get them….. right! I was becoming a self-critical perfectionist and not expressing my true voice.
This first week I really loved the idea of writing your post as if writing to a friend. My sister tends to read my posts and has given me a lot of encouragement. As I wrote a post today I tried to remember that, keeping her in mind, and rather than criticism, I thought of being clear in my point, hopefully an interesting one, but also being me. I feel like this perspective is helping me grow. And then as I read day 4’s email, I really focused in on the words “a creative personal blogger“. I realized that I like my unique voice. I was reminded that I am not trying to be a professional writer here. I started this as a way to express myself, for the simple love of writing. If it captures hearts and minds I will be delighted. I am a creative personal blogger.