So the latest Blogging 101 assignment was to write a post about a post that you have recently commented on.
I commented on two posts about very similar things. They were about writing for your dream reader and how the reader they really want to write for is themselves.
I am still unsure of how to do ping backs, so still learning and I hope you can see their posts from here.
I agreed with both of these lovely ladies. I primarily write for myself. If others read it that’s great, and I cannot hide the excitement I feel when I get a comment or a like on my page, knowing that someone has read what I have written. But like I said to one, I also write to better understand myself. Some days I do. I mean some days I understand myself better. Other days I share a part of myself that I wasn’t there before I sat down to write. A simple spilling of my mind to discover another aspect of who I am. So my initial sarcastic post about my dream reader, at least the introduction of it, seems childish now. By the way, sarcasm is very difficult to write. Do you agree?
After re-reading my dream blogger post I thought I probably sound conceited. I did not mean to. Similarly I wrote on my about page that I like long walks on the beach. I do, but I was being cliche and sarcastic. I realised that this may not be recognised as such when it was commented on in an honest way.
So Yes thank you Sophie and Brittabottle? for inspiring me to write this post. Keep writing, reading, inspiring and laughing. (no sarcastic intention present there).