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
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Telling the truth Tuesday - Is there a reason to keep blogging?
I have made connections with many wonderful people through blogging--people I feel close to even though we haven't actually ever met. Which is quite odd, don't you think? But I know I could write many of you off line, or call, if I had your phone number, and we'd connect. Because we share one major thing in common--a love of reading and writing. That is what most bloggers I know write about. But I'm different. I blog about my journey, whether it's the writing journey, the spiritual journey, the relationship journey, I write about what I'm grappling with in any particular moment. Is that enough?
I guess the answer depends on what I'm expecting from the blog. Sure, I'd love to gain more followers. And I have to confess, it still hurts when someone decides to stop following me, because I can never know why. But that can't be the goal of this blog.
I guess my intention is to share my journey and hopefully connect and maybe help others on theirs. If my mistakes and lessons learned enlighten you in some way, then I feel as if this blog is successful. It's just not in the usual terms of success, i.e. a huge amount of followers, many of whom leave comments.
So, for the time being, I will continue to share my experience, strength and hope here on this blog and hope to keep touching on issues others connect with.
How about you? Why do you blog?