Why I Started a New Blog

by Wendy McCance

Over a year ago I began a blog.  I poured out all of my feelings without care for who read my thoughts or fear of censoring what I wrote.  My blog grew to a fairly good-sized audience and then I began my writing career.

I started giving blogging and writing advice and slowly my blog veered away from its original style.  The blog became a resume of sorts and people who wanted to hire me to write articles would stop by and read my material.

The raw edges got smoothed over and my writing lost it’s edge.  I became too aware of the fact that others were reading my thoughts and analyzing the written words to decide if I should write for them.  I realized that I was becoming too aware of what my topics should be about because I felt I needed to stay in a safe zone for those looking to hire me as a writer.

I had contemplated starting a new blog where I could resume writing my deepest thoughts without fear of professional criticism.  I even thought about using a fake name as a crutch so I could let it all hang out.

Well, I did start a new blog.  I am going to go back to where my truth in writing lies.  I won’t use a fake name though.  I like being able to stand up and say this is who I am.  I am not ashamed to feel the way I do or ask the questions that I ask.

So here I am with my new blog.  A place to let it all hang out.  I hope you enjoy the topics I delve into.  I hope it gets you thinking and inspires you to be your authentic self as well.


About wmccance

Freelance writer and social media consultant. learn more at: www.wendymccance.com
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6 Responses to Why I Started a New Blog

  1. Donnetta Rogers says:

    Thank you Wendy for your honesty! I am by no means a “professional” writer, but I believe myself to be non the less. I write from my heart. I am honest when I say, that I could really care less what others “think” about my writing. Someone who is upfront and honest with their feelings, is a person I can truly look up to and admire. Their allowing you to really “see” who they are and actually put actions to their words. I have been following you for some time now, but rarely comment. I wanted you to know that I appreciate all of your articles, and the guts it took to step back and write from your heart. Pleasing other people is a risky business. Some how you change. You look in the mirror one day and say…”who are you”? Personally, my writing keeps me honest and true to myself. Have a VERY Merry Christmas Wendy and God bless you and yours,
    Donnetta in Alaska 🙂

    • wmccance says:

      Hi Donnetta, thank you so much for your comment. Your thoughts really meant the world to me. It’s an incredible feeling to show who you really are and get feedback like yours. Please send me a link to your blog. I would love to check it out. Wishing you all the best over the holidays. I hope 2014 is a remarkably good year for you!

      • Donnetta Rogers says:

        Thanks Wendy! I am sorry but I do not have a blog at this time. I’ve tried in the past to start one, but if the truth be told, I haven’t been disciplined enough to keep it up. I started a website quite awhile back in honor of our troops. To make a VERY long story short, we lost our son Pfc Jessy Scott Rogers in Afghanistan, along with 4 other men, by a roadside I.E.D on July 23, 2007. I find it difficult to explain in words how hard it was for me to build that site. I cried every time I wrote an article, or talked to someone who looked at my site and responded with gratitude and thanks. I had loads of pictures posted of Jessy as a young boy and those at the end of his short precious life here with his family in Alaska and while stationed in Italy. I am ashamed to say, but my website took it’s toll on me, and I just couldn’t do it the “justice” that it deserved. I truly hope that I can begin it again sometime here soon. I’m just not certain which way to go…website or blog or both? I do not write professionally as you do. My blog/websites are all “stories”…lessons I’ve learned in my life. I lost my husband in 2009 as well. Many many changes for me, and yet I am so thankful to the Lord for His mercy and care for my children and myself. Were a “close” knit family. Thank you for your encouragement and I hope to glean some advice on how to proceed with a blog/website. Merry Christmas Wendy!
        Donnetta in Alaska 🙂

      • wmccance says:

        I am so very sorry for your loss Donnetta. I can understand why it would be so painful to continue with the site. I do hope that if you do put a website or blog together that you pass a link my way. I think you would have some wonderful stories I would love to read about.

        Wishing you all the very best, Wendy 🙂

  2. Best wishes for your new blog and also for the New Year.

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