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.