Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday Musings - To blog or not to blog
That led to the realization that blogging with the intent of marketing cannot be my goal. Marketing can be a side benefit, but for it to fulfill my soul requirements, the intent of blogging would have to be to help others. Most of the blogs I follow and have found in bloggydom, are written by writers who write about writing. I love those blogs and learn a great deal from them. I don't thing bloggydom needs another writer writing about her writing path.
What my blog has become, and it seemed to evolve naturally since I am a memoir writer and personal essayist, is a blog about life--its joys, it's struggles, its idiocyncrocies, its ups and downs, its nuances. I've tried to share my journey, which is a journey to find truth and deeper meaning in my own life. It is the purpose of my writing as well.
To that end, I have decided to continue that journey here on this blog. Only I am going to cut back from five days per week to three. I will post blogs on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, with the new intention of sharing my journey in hopes of helping others along their path. If I sell a few books here and there, that would be nice as well. I've been envious of other writers in bloggydom who have found agents and are well on their way to being traditionally published. But that doesn't seem to be my path. My journey seems to be touching people, one person at a time. And from the comments I have received from those who have read my memoir, I have, indeed, succeeded in doing that.
So, hopefully I'll see you back here tomorrow and Friday. Till then,