WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge (these are really pretty cool!)
I love these weekly challenges, they keep me focused on maintaining my blog and stretching my writing muscles. Even amidst the craziness of the NaNo Wrimo I thought it would be great to just take a break and wax poetic which is exactly what this challenge allows me to do. Seriously guys, I wish I could just sit here and write all day every day. I am soooooooooooo envious of those who blog for a living although I don’t envy the flaming that goes on because people think they can hide behind anonymity, WTH?
I really don’t understand all this focus on negativity in general though. I mean think about it, here’s someone going out on a limb and having the guts to put their personal opinion out there for the world to see and there are more people who are hell-bent and furious on cutting them down to size than giving them kudos and praise. Honestly, I just don’t get it. If you don’t like something fine, don’t read it. But to take the time and effort to read it through in detail in order to cut it down to size, well that exhibits a special kind of hopelessness buried just beneath their comment. Personally, I find said “commentary” a great source of amusement and will never delete any derogatory comment that someone may post regarding my writing. It’s a wonderful way to deal with these cretins.
As for me, one of my favourite uplifting things to do is random acts of kindness. I’m also a big fan of handing out compliments, seeing people smile makes me happy. I am thankful and appreciate those around me and people in general (well except for the jerks). Errrummm I have not quite learned to extend this attitude fully when bike riding so I will have to stipulate an exception here so far as cycling goes. I am likely to lash out in that instance. However, form the most part I am courteous and friendly and patient. If I do resort to yelling now I am instructive, my biggest one being ‘use your signal light’, I also particularly like ‘would it kill you to look in your rearview mirror’. I try not to swear (please note I said try). ‘Really’ said in an extremely sarcastic tone has also helped a lot in the recent past – but I digress.
As I said in my post earlier this week I have written since the age of eleven. All I ever wanted to do was write. For me writing is a life force. If for some reason I could no longer write I think I would shrivel up into a shell of my former self. There have been times when my writing trickled off or became virtually non-existent. I realize now that I have begun this adventure and stretched my writing muscles, how atrophied I had become and how much it had hurt me emotionally. Without knowing exactly why, I have felt deeply unhappy for a long time and in retrospect now I know it was in large part due to this. I’d been repressing my essence, that which is most me. So thank you WordPress and thank you NaNo Wrimo and most of all thanks to myself for finally taking my finger out of my a** and doing that which I love most.