I was reading an article about a woman who writes a popular blog yesterday. She talked about the fact it came with the territory that because she writes publicly she’s also abused and ridiculed on occasion. Shame isn’t it? No wonder so many people say to me they wish they could write but they feel they can’t. Of course they could.
Everyone has something to say but the problem is … can you get over the difficulties. Are you prepared for someone to throw a comment back at you that you wrote 6 years ago!? I am. But it can be difficult.
Write about being a positive person… .. then dare to feel down for a few minutes and you may well get someone questioning you about it! I tend to respond with. .. I’m human!! Just like you!
Anyway the point is this kind of attack is designed to take our voice away. Particularly women’s voices. How many fear to voice an opinion on Facebook or Twitter or even real life because you could be ridiculed or you feel a thousand eye rolls ? How many want to write but can’t because they think they’re not good enough. How many are worried of the reaction from others?
I say be comfortable in your skin and confident about what you have to say.
Write about it.
Particularly women. Women need to.. not shut up!
If you write a blog about parenting and it’s joys it doesn’t mean you won’t feel like locking yourself in your bathroom for 4 days because you just want some peace! if you’re passionate about being healthy and then find yourself tempted by a cream horn (oo remember them – are they still going?) ….then that’s because you’re human!
I’m not sure if this makes sense but I’m more aware and have experienced the lows and fortunately the highs of writing or voicing an opinion. I suppose what I’m saying is I’d like to try and encourage you to have yours.
Stand up and be proud of what you’ve got to say. You’ll never be remembered for being quiet!!
Happy happy Sunday. it’s lovely to be back properly xx