Daily Prompt – Personal Space

Why do we blog? I have been asked this quite a few times, albeit mostly by people who have no inclination to write. Those who blog seem to just “get it”.

I think all bloggers start out from the same basic need: to write. To play with words, flirt with language and have a fling with opinion. To have a space in the world that belongs to you and you alone. Your little corner where your words fill the pages, where you are the master of creation. It is this need that drives me.

Blogging is the perfect playground for exactly this. No editor breathing down your neck or telling you what to do. No one that takes your words, put together over hours with sweat and tears, and shredding it to pieces.

There is nothing I want more than to get published. I am happy to say that I am one step closer to that thanks to Abbott Press! Which writer does not have a quiet, hidden wish to be the next J K Rowling, Dickens or Nicholas Sparks?

For any blogger with a serious commitment there is nothing more important than being noticed. For that reason, I was very grateful for the follow up article by WordPress about statistics and how to use them to your advantage. Silently we all become addicted to the little block which is Site Stats. Therein lies the secret but also the challenge.

How do I attract more readers? More importantly though, you are pushed to constantly improve your writing. To turn your little corner from a shanty into a mansion, where all are welcome and leave satisfied wanting to come back for more.

That is why I blog.

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Author: nanuschka

I am a free spirit born in the Free State, 20 years to late. I am Ying and Yang. I am the girl next door who prefers daisies and peace rallies, but can just as easily rock at a rally. I love all things Latin and am sure that in my previous life (if that existed) I was Spanish. The dark side of me, however, tells me that I lived in Mother Russia. On a quest to find my happy-ever-after, I am in constant search of answers to all things that makes us human. What we do and, more importantly, why we do it. I hope you enjoy my rambles and would love to hear from you!

6 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – Personal Space”

  1. First off I would like to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I have had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Appreciate it!

    1. Welcome! Thank you for reading and commenting. Interesting question! I find that free flow writing works best for me. Get the idea, play around and just scribble notes. Pretty soon your thoughts will translate into coherent sentences and Voila! you have written a masterpiece. Good luck!

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