Help me out, will ya?

My last blog felt nice.  It felt real nice.

I got a lot of really great feedback and you don’t know how much I appreciate anyone taking the time to read anything I write, let alone respond with their own experience or words of encouragement.  It is equal parts spectacular and humbling. I love the rush I feel when I hit “publish” and I know that someone, even just one person, is reading what I wrote.  It’s special.

Writing is not easy.  Not the kind of writing that I want to do, anyway.  It’s not easy to always get in touch with that honest side of yourself and not care what other people think when they read it.  It’s not easy to write anything and make it sound good enough to post publicly.   My honesty toes the line of going too far when I write about personal experiences, and I know that.  I’m not trying to be the Taylor Swift of blogging or anything, I’m just writing what comes to me because it makes me feel better and helps me gain much-needed perspective.

Writing is scary.  Much like what happened with my last blog, that perspective leads to examining feelings and parts of myself that I typically keep under lock and key.  It doesn’t always have to be that serious, though.

So many people said to me, “You need to blog more often” and I would love to.  Consistency is great!  However, I’m never sure what to write about.  I hit and miss on dating, lack of dating, and all of the ins and outs that come with that, but I don’t always know what to write about beyond that.  I don’t want to write about sports, because that’s not what this is about.  Here’s where you come in…

Brainstorm!  Throw any and all topics at me.  Privately, in comments on Facebook, in @replies on twitter, or in the comments section here on the blog.  If you build it, I can write it.  I’m just kidding, I just need a little push to help me along.

 

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20 thoughts on “Help me out, will ya?

  1. I’d like to hear about you having some kind of uncontrollable passion whenever you meet morbidly obese guys with mullets. I think everybody would like to see more blog posts like that, they’re pretty popular these days.

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  2. Pushing you along, here are some suggested topics:
    Personal strength/confidence you’ve gained by venturing outside of your comfort zone
    Turning point/s in your life up to now
    Accepting vs. Determining your fate or destiny
    2013 and 2014…How one year can make such a difference in your perspective

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  3. I am just finishing a creative writing class, and we had to blog once a week. It’s not easy. But if you restrict yourself to stuff that’s just real, honest emotion, you’ll probably get burnt out. Maybe try talking about your feelings and experiences by writing a narrative? If you can write some of the harder things as fiction, I find it helps to dissect them. Non-serious stream of conscious type of poetry can be fun. Write about anything that inspires you. Write about what pisses you off. Make lists of things that do and don’t suck. Open up your options.
    Also, I love you. Keep writing.

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  4. I think you are pretty brave for writing about how writing scares you. For me, the way I was raised, it’s almost all about what people think about you. “What would the neighbors think?” or “What would the preacher think?”

    Plus when you mix in a group of friends and family who all take pride on being able to bust each other’s chops, it’s hard to be serious, really serious. What I learned during my old podcasting and radio days is the more you do it, the less scary it is. So keep writing, it will become less scary and more fulfilling.

    Also, I must say, I’m more than a little envious. I write for my living, but with news writing, you don’t really get to be creative. I’m also not as evolved as you are about opening up and letting it all hang out. I feel like you are right there, while I’m cowering behind you. Good luck, I look forward to learning more about you.

    That should be read in all seriousness, with no stalking undertones.

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      1. Alena, I think this is a great idea! Please share. Eastern Kentucky is my favorite place in the world. The experiences and values I learned through family, friends and school has really helped me succeed. I am sure the same could be said for yourself. I would love to read your thoughts.

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  5. Talk about fashion! Maybe chevron obsessed people like ourselves? HAHA! no but seriously, I always get inspired by new trends, outfits, hairstyles, and would like hearing your opinion on some of the things that are popular now. Just a thought!

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  6. I find the best thoughts or topics come from my random thoughts, interactions, or witnessed events. Whether its a patient of mine 90+ or under 20 who is awe inspiring, or a stupid, intriguing or random thing I witness out and about town (other people are weird and amusing) or simply a random thing that pops in my head suddenly. Don’t limit and don’t stress. Not all great writers hit home runs. Still, they kept writing.

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    1. You are absolutely right, my friend. The last blog I wrote started from a thought I had while making a sandwich or something.

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