Whatever we do in life, it is the energy we bring to it that makes the experience whatever it will be. With my singing, I have to know the lyrics, the melody or harmony, choreography moves, put that all together, practice it, and then sing from my heart. With writing, I have to get myself into a meditative state and allow the words to flow from deep inside me. With friends and family and hubs, I have to show up, be fully present and conscious, listen well, share myself. With all of the above, a great deal of time and all of my energy is needed in order to have a full, rich experience.
I've noticed that with blogging, my energy isn't there anymore. Successful bloggers, those with 1,000 or more followers, put a lot of time and energy into it. My energy pie is pretty much divvied up according to priorities and there isn't any pie left for more than an hour of blogging time per day. I used to beat myself up because I didn't have X number of followers or get X number of comments (I still do occasionally) or if someone decided to unfollow me. That serves no purpose.
This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts and feelings about issues, topics or concerns I have related to this journey we call life. I need to think of it in the same way I thought about my memoir--that hopefully someone who needs to hear what I have to say will find their way to the words and to me. Otherwise, I need to let go and not try to hard. With singing, if I try too hard, my voice becomes gravelly and sounds as if I am straining. If I sing on the air of the breath and focus on what I am singing, the tone is clear and pure.
I am going to try to apply that to my writing here on this blog.
How about you? Where does blogging fit in your energy pie?
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here on Monday and Tuesday. 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.
"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
"The way to do is to be."