Blogging is writing is breathing

When bloggers strain to write “something, anything,” we often presume they’re doing so for money or fame and viral glory. But no, it’s not that simple. Writers continuously chase their muse, as mountaineers climb their summit “because it’s there.” Sometimes they succeed, sometimes not.

Before blogging was invented, every aspiring writer’s journal—and wastebasket—was their private domain. Now blogs and email groups and Facebook posts are in the public realm, where one’s trash is another’s gem. You never can tell what diamonds you might find amid the muck.

Notebook journals
Writing is breathing, even if it means jotting down a one-paragraph entry every day on a personal journal eked out from cheap notebooks of assorted sizes, accumulated from one year to the next.

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