Oh, so often I watch what I say online because you never know who will read it. Then I found out that family and friends weren’t reading my pieces. It was saddening at first, but now I see where it can be a big advantage. I shouldn’t ignore such a gift.
The Sad Truth
Yes, it hurt me to find out that most people I know personally don’t read my articles. I know this because they tell me. If I ask them if they saw my post or read my latest piece on my website, they honestly say they don’t read any of my stuff. Wow! Okay then.
I write my pieces in the hopes that people will read them, but a part of me kind of expects those close to me to read them. When I discovered that they weren’t, it depressed me. Then I began to ask myself, “Why do I screen what I write if they don’t even care to read it?” Then I wondered if that was one to eventually get them to read it if they thought they’d be talked about.
Oh, there is a little devil in me sometimes.
When someone hurts me or makes me mad, I can write about it. When they irritate me, I can write about it. I can even divulge all their secrets, and they’d never know. See the advantage here?
Now, I’m not one to spill everyone’s secrets. Not my story to tell, but there are my own personal experiences that I might like to write about. It could be a recent conflict or a conversation I said. Those are things I might write about. In the past, I would avoid these topics even though they were heavily on my mind.
Many people use their writing to deal with topics that are weighing on them. That comes from personal experience. I plan on using those experiences.
Will you be represented in my pieces?
Note for those who don’t have a sense of humor: This is not me saying that I’m going to be telling everyone’s dirt. Having a laugh at the fact that I’m worried over nothing and should be more open to discuss things and not worry about others. We have to have a little bit of fun in everything in life. Laugh! You need it.