Every now and again, despite following 2HelpfulGuys, I get a bit down in the dumps. I’m rarely miserable for long as I tend towards looking on the bright side. In fact, one of the songs I want played at my funeral is Eric Idles version of “Always look on the bright side of life” along with “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones which I think is the best song ever, “Racing in the Street” by Bruce Springsteen and “Call Me the Breeze” by Lynyrd Skynyrd . Mostly I chose them as a) I like the songs and b) I think they tend to sum me up. Strangely, my favourites, Neil Young and Linkin Park (who I work out to) don’t feature. I hope they don’t get played together any time soon!
I’m going off at a tangent again aren’t I?
I was feeling a bit miserable because I was stuck. I was at a loss as to what to write about. So then I read through some of the blogs I follow and got depressed! They were so well written. Tessa at ‘Nothing was Said‘ expressed her excitement over her upcoming interview with the Peace Corps brilliantly. John at ‘Storytime with John’ described his first time skiing with such wit that I nearly wet myself laughing. Steve at BlogBloggerBloggest posted a letter to an 11-year-old that was so immense I actually applauded when I finished reading it. The ‘Chatty Rachel‘ produces prolific amounts of witty one liners and “helpful” suggestions to us blokes on how to increase our desirability to women that crack me up every time I read them. I felt my own writing attempts were crap in comparison. Then I think the sun came out and I realised my writing isn’t crap. It’s different to the blogs I’ve mentioned. I write about different things in a different way and that’s as it should be. I’ve only been blogging since November so I’m still new to it and while my first efforts are somewhat bloated in comparison to my later efforts, I can see an improvement in the way I write and what I write about. My blog is evolving and I’m pleased about that. So now I’m a happy bunny and I see I have many things to write about. If just one person smiles at something I’ve written, says “Too true bud” or even “Thats a load of rubbish you moron” then I’ve achieved what I set out to achieve. I got people to react to what I’m writing. Still have an issue with when and where to use commas and apostrophes though but I’m sure it will get better and hopefully I’ll be forgiven if I mess it up now and again.
My thanks to the people I’ve mentioned in this post. They are totally unaware of it but they have inspired me to continue and helped me past my block. I appreciate it.
More Dick soon.
Have a truly inspirational day
Know I’m your big sister but I love your blogs. They fill me with feel good feelings and make me laugh. Also noticed how your writing skills are developing as you gain confidence. Hope that didn’t sound pompous. Didn’t mean it to. Keep up the good work bruv. X
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoy my mental wanderings. Sometimes I get stuck though and I have a read through other peoples stuff and it is sooooo good but it does help.
Fanks big sister Boo. x
You talk about finding inspiration in other bloggers, yet there’s nothing so flattering as a compliment inadvertently ‘overheard’ so to speak. Reading this post turned around an otherwise lousy day today and put a huge smile on my face. I am frequently discouraged with my writing as I don’t often feel I have anything worthy of sharing, and it’s often other people’s writing that puts me back on track. From the time you first commented on my blog it’s always been so encouraging, you can’t even know. And your sense of humor and the realism in your posts is so refreshing and true, please don’t worry that what you’re writing isn’t valuable. Maybe it’s not much but you put a smile on one girl’s face every time you post.
Have a good weekend!
Thank you. My apologies for the delay in replying but it’s been a hectic few days. I’m glad I make you smile. As I said, by doing that I’ve achieved what I set out to achieve. I enjoy reading your stuff. It’s well written and from the heart. Long may you continue.
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