Often after publishing something I feel strongly about, I feel really insecure and uncomfortable. I worry that it’ll be taken the wrong way. I also hate being judged. But that’s part of honest writing. You have to take the brick bats if you want to publish your diary.
I’m not as brave as many incredible writers out there, but I wish I was.
I might be braver, if freedom of speech was a real thing here, but it’s not and I don’t foresee that happening in my lifetime.
I am self censoring all the time. I feel ashamed of it though. This not being brave enough to fully share my thoughts. I’m also not smart enough to navigate the minefield out there so I dare not attempt it. I have enough troubles in life with cancer, so it’s just not worth it.
It takes a lot more out of you to write about serious issues, but it also feels necessary. Especially when there is a reluctance to talk about a topic, there are few voices present, or you feel silenced.
I am tired of only writing about ‘safe’ topics and superficial things. Food reviews are fun, but even when reading other blogs I appreciate the gritty stuff.
It’s better when it’s interspersed. When it’s all too serious it gets to be a drag too. I’m going with the flow and finding my own rhythm.
WordPress is so fun sending me notifications like this. Truly encouraging.
I just wanted to say that I appreciate you sticking by all these years, when there is so much more competing information on the web. I get such a kick viewing my statistics, especially seeing which parts of the globe you come from.
I personally can’t resist both the entertainment and educational value of Tiktok. Short videos are much much easier to consume than plain writing. So if you’re been here since 2011, I’m truly bowled over. Thank you. And if you’re new here I’m so excited to have you and hope you’ll stay a while longer.