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Why I Write

Why I Write

 

I often get asked Why I Write.  My usual response is ‘Oh it’s just a bit of a hobby.’

But recently I have been thinking, is it a hobby or is it more than that? And why do I write about such personal stuff.

I think the best answer I can give is that I do it in the hope that someone out there who is going through a tough time might read something I have written and go ‘Wow, that’s exactly how I feel.’ and know that they are not alone out there. They may even find something in my writing that will help them find a solution to their problem or make them feel better about their situation.

It’s a bit like reading a really great book and being able to identify with a character really well.  You feel like you know that character because that character could so easily be you.  Sometimes I find myself wishing that I could express how I feel as well as some authors do.

I have always been a writer, even when I was younger. I kept a diary for quite a few years or oftentimes when I was in turmoil I would just write stuff down on a bit of paper. It helped clear my thoughts.

Much of what I have written here has been very personal but writing it down has been very cathartic in some ways. Almost like therapy!

Also, these days many people lead such busy lives and are looking for tips they can implement in their own lives. People want to know how to save money, they want to know how to keep the house clean and organised, they want to know how to raise good kids. So if something I write can help another person then that surely has to be a good thing.

Another big reason for me is that writing and blogging keeps my brain active. I have a slightly higher chance of getting Alzheimers Disease because of my Mum. Every piece of research I’ve ever read suggests that keeping your brain active and learning new skills is an important way of keeping the ‘Big A’ away. Blogging has certainly been a big learning curve for me. There is still lot’s of techy stuff that I’m not sure about, but when I start talking about blogging to someone I realise how much I have learnt.

Do you write or have a hobby? How do you keep your brain active?

 

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15 thoughts on “Why I Write”

  1. I think your reasons are great Melba! Sometimes I say I write because I have to. Before I blogged I wrote lengthy emails to people all of the time and blogging gives me an outlet for that passion. Plus, it’s a bit like that meme I’ve seen – I often don’t know what I think until I write it down! #lovinlifeteam

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  2. I enjoy writing for much the same reasons. I like to express myself. I like to be creative. Writing helps me sort through all the thoughts in my brain and understand myself better. I also like to share all the lessons I’ve learned in life with others. I love the connections I make through blogging. I like sharing my photography. I like words! Happy New Year Melba and enjoy the next year of writing! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

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  3. Hi Melba what a lovely blog you have and it is my first visit. I totally agree with you about writing. I actually was never a writer until I retired and I couldn’t settle. I thought that by writing my thoughts and experiences I could help others who were wanting to be healthier, happier and active to enjoy life to the max. I was nodding with every word I read. I’ll be looking forward to reading more of your posts. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sue…..I think we can safely say that at almost 52 I am sizzling towards 60 too! Looking forward to dropping by your blog as well as I love all the reasons you’ve listed for writing too.

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  4. I write as a hobby. Like you, I find it great therapy. It’s a great way to engage myself in something completely different to work.

    SSG xxx

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  5. It’s lovely to write for connection Melba. It’s admirable to share your thoughts and feeling with others in the hope of helping someone who may be going through a similar experience. As long as you enjoy it, that’s all that matters. #TeamLovinLife

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  6. I totally get why you need to write. I think it is a great form of expression, venting feelings and emotions and getting things off your chest. I started writing for similar reasons to you and I still get a sense of self-worth and achievement from writing a good post. #TeamLovinLife

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