READ: If You Want to Write

Blogging is having the courage to say something. To just write —  right now. If you’re nervous — chill out.No one is really reading But if they are – and yeah, your mom counts – congratulations.  You’ve  won them over with a genuine voice and free-wheeling nature. Those casual readers will check-in again, and when they do, if you’ve left a typo un-corrected — maybe they’ll find it charming.Don’t worry about sounding overly self-aware and navel-gazing — you willWrite despite. Hopefully others will benefit from your self-obsession.

Don’t worry about sounding pretentious. You will. However, if you’re constantly worried about sounding pretentious – when will you ever say something truly intelligent?The mark of good art — it transforms the personal into the universal . Same goes for writing. What do you know most truly, most intimately? If what comes to mind are your own wild yearnings, neurotic fears, and quotidian opinions, well, it’s a start. You can change course later — once you’ve got something deeper to divulge. We need more original voices — free of ego and aim.