I realised today that although I am updating my blog fairly often, although not as often of late, I haven’t actually put my thoughts on “paper” if it isn’t related to book reviews or book related stuff. For some reason, I departed from that and today I decided that I want to bring it back. I used to love pushing my words on paper, thinking-out-loud for the world to see; whether you give a shit or not about my half-coherent ramblings, it’s another matter, I suppose.
What prompted this you might be asking (or not)! Well, I recently picked up Deadline by Mira Grant which follows on the events of Feed, and reading those little blog excerpts prior to each chapter reminded me that I did like writing and I do like reading stuff like that, so why not just do it?
It’s easy being on Social Media and losing yourself in what other people are doing and wanting to do well and inadvertently starting doing similar things, losing your voice. I want to make sure that I keep my voice mine, I want to make sure that I do not let myself influenced (as much) of Social Media (and those crazy ass book hauls – because I’m generally weak and cannot resist).
It’s easy to get sucked into the hype of anything, especially when you start small and like a cute little puppy, you find the world exciting and intense, when everything is a stimulus and you cannot get enough. I want to move back from that as much as I can. I want to make sure that I keep me as me in this virtual world where one’s personality can get buried under too many voices.
I don’t have to do anything, I don’t have to write this way or that way, I can do whatever I want because I CAN! (not that I couldn’t before, but you get the idea by this point, right? If I gotta spell it, I guess we’re missing the point by a mile, or more!)