IS WRITING LIKE DANCING? part 1

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Undoubtedly, our way of writing reflects our way of thinking. Being able to communicate effectively through writing, regardless of whether we are professional writers or not, is crucial for our self-development.

Since reality, according to psychological studies, is just the subjective understanding of all the factors that create our environment, it is vital to find all those bridges of communication that will allow us to share our perceptions of reality with each other.

Writing can bridge the gap of communication among people, but most of all, it can help us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings. How many times, for example, haven’t we all written down our emotions or thoughts in a diary, trying to open up our heart and to analyze a situation that we have been involved in?

Sometimes, writing can become a quite daunting process, as it brings to the surface feelings and thoughts we didn’t know that we have. Nonetheless, it is also a rewarding experience, as it helps you reconnect with yourself and recognize your inner voice better.

We could claim that in some ways writing is like dancing. You need to know the right words, like the right steps in dancing. However, that’s never enough. On the contrary, this is only the first stage, a first glimpse on what writing or dancing promise to give you in the future if you continue your efforts.

One of the most precious moments in someone’s life is when he feels that he can harvest the fruits of his labor. It’s the exact moment when a dancer transforms into an ethereal existence while dancing the Swan Lake. It’s the exact moment when a writer becomes master of words and creates a new reality, which will then share with his readers. This is when readers and writer start to share a secret world – their common reality.

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Why Do You Write?

freedigitalI have to confess that I have no idea how followers of a blog become followers. I have read many articles on how to attract your audience, but it seems to be a quite difficult concept for me to understand. I mean, when I like reading someone or when I can identify with a certain situation or a particular writer, I immediately click that “follow” button. But the truth is that now that I am on the opposite side too, the blogger’s side, I don’t have the slightest idea about all the prerequisites for having a popular blog. At the end of the day, I am wondering, should we really agonize over who and how many read us?..

Yes, of course I want to be heard and have discussions with people all over the world. The desire for communication and connection with each other is one of our natural characteristics as humans. But I think that, first of all, what all writers should care about is to stay connected with the reasons why they write.

If they write having as their only goal or ambition to gain popularity with all means, to make money or to add one more qualification to their CV,  it’s something that in the long-term will be exhausting for them. Everyone who writes for an audience, or even just for himself, should stay focused on why he does that and what writing means in his life.

For example, many people write because it’s a liberating process- with healing properties as well. Other people like to write because they have the opportunity to connect with people and communicate their messages to them. For others it’s a way to create a different life, where greater opportunities can appear literally from “nowhere”.

Whatever the reason of your writing might be, just keep it in mind every single time you write and you will never be disappointed, with or without followers.

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