"A blog isn't a monologue."
Dr. Burton made us say that out loud in class today.
There's something I don't love about that.
I'm not much of a writer. I began blogging to get myself writing about daily life; I've never been much good at keeping a journal. Up until this point, my blogging has not really been anything for people to read. It's just for me as I try to think things through. Now, it's different. I have a professor and other brilliant students who I sit next to every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday looking at my thoughts. My mind is screaming, "I WANT THIS TO BE A MONOLOGUE! Nobody else has to care." Honestly, this mindset could be rooted in deeper insecurities that may or may not be running through my head: "I'm not going to be able to write about anything in a powerful way, anyway. Even if I come up with ideas, someone else in my class has probably already said it and said it in a more beautiful and moving way."
There's also something I do love about that.
I love the idea that I don't have to be the only one contributing to this blog. Someday I hope to influence someone to do a little bit of their own research on a topic I have written about. I hope to attract other researchers with whom I can share insights and information. There are just a few problems with this. I don't see how I'm going to do that if I'm not the most beautiful writer or if I don't have anything new and exciting to say. Also, I'm sure my fellow classmates are brilliant, but they probably don't have the time to do research on To Kill a Mockingbird while they research their own book. Nyssa Silvester voices my worries and also is showing a way she's reaching out.
So, please, if you have something to say, say it.
And have any of you found a way to connect to others with the same interests?