As we start growing up, the very first thing that is instilled in our minds is how important it is to learn to read and write.
Reading and writing thus become the stepping stones toward education and ultimately to one’s success. Although in the course of time, I’ve written numerous essays and scripted articles for school yearbooks and college magazines.
I’ve written plenty of letters to friends & family and at certain points in life also scripted personal diaries but the idea of blogging still gave me chills. As it is one thing to write a letter, an article or a prose which is almost always an anticipated situation but when I thought about starting to blog, there were millions of things running through my mind, most of which were negative.
Picking up the pen, letting the words flow through its tip on paper is easier but its equally nerve-wracking to publish it and make it publicly available on the web.
I kept thinking what if no one reads what I write? What if my writing isn’t appealing enough for readers to connect with it? Even worse, what if the readers don’t approve of my writing and criticize it as I know that my writing is mediocre to the third degree! And hence all the courage that I mustered to start blogging, I would use the same courage to turn off the computer and shut the thought out of my mind.
However, the more I pondered over it, I found asking myself “What is there to lose ?” I might not receive appreciation for what I manage to write but is that what I am looking for? No! On the contrary, the more I write, the more I understand better the subject. The more I try and convert my ideas into words, I am one step closer to improving my language which is my mission.
Even now, every word that I write I consider it to be not read by anyone. It probably consists of mistakes but at least it helps me to overcome the fear of failure by not writing. It assists me to organize the thoughts in my head and pin them with time. And it most certainly helps me to have views and suggestions from readers which is what I’m looking for. After all, PRACTICE makes man PERFECT so why not practice and get perfect!!!
Happy writing till we meet next.
Until then, carpe diem! 🙂
© Asha Seth