A writer needs an audience to be able to make a living out of his craft. He needs patrons to support him.
Without an audience, without readers, a writer’s endeavour might as well be a hobby. Hobbies do not bring home the bacon.
Building an audience takes time and effort. Building an audience also needs support.
I’m afraid I don’t have any support at home for becoming a writer. Some people do not understand that you need to connect with your audience to make them want to support you financially as an author. No great writer can be successful in his field if he does not have a good network of people to back him up, and help get his work out to the world.
I am trying to build my foundation, but I can’t seem to do it.
Unlike a diary or a journal meant for no one else’s eyes but ourselves, a blog is written to share our thoughts, ideas, and emotions.
However, with this sharing, we end up opening ourselves to the world. We are exposing a part of ourselves, and I, for one, could not help but feel vulnerable about it.
If there is something that is holding me back about writing my thoughts and ideas and putting them out for the public is that fear of being judged. I fear that what I am writing would put a label on myself, and would in a way cast me in a negative light.
I have never been that comfortable about stepping up and stepping out into the world.
This is probably why, I usually end up just “re-blogging” things, rather than craft something of my own. I would rather share something that others made, which I found interesting or amusing, and share it to other people, rather than me, making something and sharing that thing, instead.
However, for us to grow, for us to improve, we have to step out of our comfort zones and experience new things.
I hope you all have a nice day.
Have you ever had one of those experiences when you really wanted something, but when you got it, find yourself unable to do anything with it?
It happened to me when I got a printer with scanner. I found myself unable to work on anything worth scanning and uploading for a long time after I got it, despite the fact that I bought the printer for the scanner, so I can scan drawings and stuff.
I got one of those blank journal/notebook things as a birthday present from my sister. I had wanted to buy one of those for quite some time now, yet find myself second guessing purchasing one mainly because I am not sure what to do with. I do know that I should write in it, but what exactly, I don’t know…
There is no rule how one should carry their journal, it is the journey of your personal space, your life, cherish it, when you come back and read it one day – you’ll smile, cry, or whatever, that is your life, make it, claim it, own it.
Then I read that one from a Yahoo! Answers page about what to do with these journals. I really liked that part about not having any rules. Why? That’s basically what is paralyzing me about writing in there. I feel that there is a certain rule or guideline that I should follow.
There is no rule. You define it, yourself. Do what you want. Write anything. It may be embarrassing or silly now, but a few years into the future, you’ll certainly be glad that you have written them down.