Wednesday, February 3, 2021

3 Reasons Blogging Is More Than Sharing Stories #IWSG #AmWriting


It's the first Wednesday of the month. Time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group post. Join us by clicking HERE! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. 

February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?


3 Reasons Blogging Is More Than Sharing Stories -

1. Art isn't created in a vacuum. These trying times call for more digital contact. We can't invite people for coffee or long inspirational lunches. We can't pen each other's thoughts in person without breaking pacts with our Covid pods. We can reach out to groups online such as this one.

2. Inspiration. Interfacing via our blogs and other social media platforms has been a necessary outlet to prevent total isolation and follow another's work. Through the posts of others I've mined treasure troves of inspiration on IWSG Day. I enjoy learning the process of others. It's helpful to watch another writer's progression in their craft, and learn how they overcame creative obstacles.

3. Perspective and support. Visiting a fellow writer's blog forces me out of my own head to learn and appreciate another's perspective. It's an unselfish give and take. There's room for many stars in the filament, and that's a beautiful thing.

What does participating in the blogosphere mean to you? Happy IWSG Day!  


 

15 comments:

  1. Great post!

    Blogging saved me in the past when I was going through depression. <3

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    1. Thanks Chrys! <3
      It's helpful for me to have a community as well. I love how this is such a great safe space to reach out.

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    1. I love the people your support group attracts. Most of the bloggers here are generous when holding a space for supporting for others.

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  3. What bothers me is that so often visits to our blogs are hit and miss. I'm guilty of it. I'll read a good post, shake my head, but never leave a comment.

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    1. I'm guilty of it too. Sometimes I get sidetracked. The hits are worth it though.

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  4. Since I started my journey just before everything was locked down, I know no other method for working with other writers. Maybe one day!

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    1. Agreed. I hope we can get things under control soon. At least we have outlets like this.

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  5. This is a great post. For some bloggers, the pandemic has sent them away, but your phrasing is a reason for us to come together. I love it!

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    1. Thanks J! We're lucky to have each other. Happy IWSG!

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  6. All very good points Adrienne! The Blogosphere has been a blessing for so many of us.

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    1. It really has. Still, I can't wait to interface in the physical world again. I miss in person readings and literary salons.

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  7. The blogosphere means everything to me, especially these days! Three excellent points, Adrienne! Have a good one!

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    1. It's the same for me too. Happy IWSG, and thank you for co-hosting!

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