A lesson I’ve just realised

I’ve just made a discovery.

When I wrote my first few posts, I thought the most important thing was to focus on really high level writing, does that make sense? I thought I needed to read and check, read again, check again, change a few words, take out some sentences, add a few more extra details. Almost as though I was writing for some beginners writing competitions. You possibly won’t think this if you read my first few posts actually! (Only because my first few were all about giving up wine,)

Now I’m not so sure, I think it’s more important – for me – just to write as I’m thinking, what I’m feeling. It’s more important to write from the heart, even if that writing might be a little bit rough around the edges. Maybe I’m wrong. Obviously it’s important that what I write makes sense but the content must be the most important thing. Now I’m waffling so I’ll stop but hopefully you’ll understand what I mean.

What do you think?

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Hi, thanks for reading. I'm Fiona, I live in Surrey, England. I started my blog in January 2018. I like trying to be healthy and trying to make our home and garden look pretty. I love cats, dogs, cooking, flowers, light pink and light blue and pretty things. In my head I can run marathons but realistically I can only run a tap. I like to be happy - who doesn’t?! I like nice people and try to make the most out of life and be positive as much as I can 😊

16 thoughts on “A lesson I’ve just realised

  1. If your writing turns into an assignment, like a paper you have to perfect, you start to dread it. At least I did. Plus, it was taking me all day to do one post. I don’t do that anymore. I agree with you — it’s more important to just “get it out there” than it is to impress fellow writers. 🙂

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  2. Yes there’s so much more to blogging, but it really does depend on what you’re trying to achieve. I think you should post what you like, but in order to be “seen”more it is recommended that you should write a minimum of 300 words. If you google SEO for WordPress you should be able to find out more information in terms of the visibility aspect of your blog. Pinterest have some great tips too, which I found extremely useful. 😊

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  3. Oh i agree! In the beginning i didn’t know how to speak with my fellow bloggers , should i say “thank you sir” or “thank you man!” I understood that here the community was friendly, so no need of formalities

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  4. I’m actually more likely to read blogs that are less high level stuffy and structured. But I also tend to be a fan of postmodern fiction with unreliable narrators and stream of consciousness type junk so maybe that’s just me.

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  5. I can agree on some aspects although I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve. If your aim is to simply express yourself, almost like a journal, it may not be as crucial to have everything covered off. If on the other hand you ultimately desire to be a writer, professionally, such as an author, it would benefit you in crafting to a high quality.

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