False

computer-keyboard-1188763I have been writing since I was a child. In elementary school, I wrote a book in my gifted class.  Eventually, I obtained a Master’s degree in English.   I have published a poetry book, a journal, and a iBook textbook.  Can I now claim that I am a writer? I have kept blogs for years.  Comments are rare.  Now, I am constantly monitoring my stats on my main two blogs.  When I notice a decline or that no one has read a post, I feel a sting of disappointment.

Could my perception of what and who a writer is be false? Am I a writer? Can I claim that I am a writer, even though no one is walking up to me and asking for my autograph? Should I even possess a perception of what a writer is?

Am I a writer?

False

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10 thoughts on “False

  1. In my honest opinion and also what I’ve found from experience is that writing is a form of communication. Communication takes at least two people. It doesn’t matter how phenomenal your writing is if your audience doesn’t feel appreciated. I’m not a good writer, but I always take time to interact with my readers. ^.^

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    1. As I think of my other blogs, I have a hard time interacting with readers. Perhaps, I am using a different platform from here, and that is the reason. Maybe, I am not writing for a true audience. Maybe, I am writing to myself.

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  2. If a tree falls in the forest but nobody is there to hear its fall, did it produce a sound? The tree fell because it was time for it to fall. I presume this is why you write (this sure is the reason I write). In my opinion it did produce a sound and eventually someone will be there to hear it. Until then, all you can do is write what you feel like writing and use dailypost to get heard. If you change your writing style to gain audience, your stats might blossom but will it still be the real you or the false one? This is more of a question for me but it might apply to you too. 🙂

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      1. I am honored 🙂 Do not label yourself because this increases your expectations. Tendency to compare oneself with his/her heroes might backfire. I dont have role models nor heroes and I am almost normal (by my own standards; standards of other people are not something I care to meet) 🙂

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