It took me a long time to start calling myself a writer. I thought that to use that honorific title, I needed to have some kind of claim to fame. I needed to have had a book published or be widely circulated in a well-known mag or literary journal or something. Turns out, that was a rubbish way of thinking. Thank goodness I figured out how to replace it with a more accurate view.
Fun fact: This month marks 10-years of my being a regular contributor to the blogosphere via this WordPress (WP) site. My blogiversary, if you will. My first post was crafted on June 24, 2012. According to my WP stats, I have a grand total of 984 blog posts to date. That’s an average of 8 blog posts per month, if you dig that sorta break down.
Starting this blog 10-years ago is what unexpectedly launched me into becoming a full fledged writer. Prior to that, I was what I might call a wanna be writer. I loved writing but rarely made time for it. The blogging platform changed all of that for me. It gave me the necessary umph I needed to start up a regular habit of writing. I don’t know, something about having an online audience – small as it was and still is, relative to other blogs out there – helped me to hold myself personally accountable for continuing what I started.Continue reading