Thursday, June 17, 2010
Why I Write...
This morning I was checking my blog and I saw some of the responses to last nights post. I saw that someone may have felt like I am speaking for the youth group, or that I am trying to say that what I am writing is what people should think or what everyone who has ever attended charge has felt...
I want to tell all of you...
That is not true...
I write this blog purely from my point of view. This blog is my beautiful display of vomit. This is my trashbag that I can arrange my emotions and thoughts into. I do not claim to speak for anyone other than myself. And if I ever talk about anyone else's opinions or thoughts, I make sure to give them credit to the fullest.
I do not want anyone to think that when I write that I am trying to be bigger than I am. I am nothing but a sand pebble on the beach just like the rest of everyone else. I promise, if anyone has ever been hurt by my point of view or has not agreed, I promise from the depth of my heart I am sorry. I am sorry if you thought that I was speaking for your point of view. But I want to reassure you that I am not. I am purely writing from my point of view...
I started blogging at the beginning of this year. My first post I wrote in my bedroom while my brothers played video games behind me. My second post I wrote the next night after having a rough movie experience. And so on and so on. I found in my first couple nights of writing that blogging was something that I truly just loved.
I have always been a writer. Always have loved creative writing classes, and english assignments that required us to write our own story. Our own thoughts. That has always just been a passion of mine. I remember the first day that I met one of my favorite teachers of high school, Mr. Roysden. He asked all of us to write a 4 line poem about what we thought about America. Most of the people in my class really just hated poetry and hated writing so they just kind of moaned and wrote something with a little bit of thought. We were a couple years into the war in Iraq at this time so I decided to write a little poem about that. My poem which I don't remember off the top of my head stated something along the lines of, "America the beautiful, why do you have to police the world? how can you piece together other countries when your own is torn." yes I realize this recreation of my original poem is not a poem. I just remember the original statement. So Mr. Roysden asked some people to read theres. I had showed my friends mine because I thought it was kind of funny since everyone else's was so patriotic. Their laughter caught the attention of Mr. Roysden and he asked me to read mine. So I did. I remember reading it thinking I was going to make the wrong impression. But after I read it I looked up at him and he was nodding his head. The classroom was silent because it went from lighthearted to a little bit heavy. And he just said something along the lines of good work, and awesome to have a different perspective. There was something so awesome about writing about my feelings. There is something about putting your thoughts into words in a poetic sense that just is fun to me. I find it fun and I also feel this awesome feeling of really completing something...
That is also something about blogging/writing that I take great pride in... I feel so much joy when I finish something. When I finish writing that story, or that blog post, or that video. I feel some much joy from creating something. It is one of the reasons I have realized that I want to pursue film. I love creating something. I love the process of making something from nothing. I love telling a story. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of completion after you finish something you have written or a video, or whatever field you are in. It is the high that I pursue. It is the reason for my love blogging. I love being taken away by my thoughts and my emotions for an hour and a half and pouring them out onto paper and then putting music and pictures to my piece, and then seeing it at the end. Sometimes I am truly amazed. Not amazed because my writing is so good, or because I am amazing. That is not at all the message that I am trying to send. I am amazed that I just sat at a computer, looked at the blinking line in the text box and then an hour later have a blog post. I honestly don't know how it happens sometimes. I don't feel like I have alot to say most of the time, but apparently I do.
This post I think has come off a bit narcissistic. There has been a lot of uses of the word, "I". Thats actually something I try to avoid. I don't want to come off as that guy who has a blog just to whine or to write about himself.
That is not the purpose in this blog.
The purpose of this blog, honestly and truthfully is truly just to write.
I love writing
And I love people
So as you can tell by most of my blog posts,
I write about people.
I write about life.
I write about emotions and life.
The purpose of this blog, I hope has not been taken any other way.
If I have offended anyone please let me know, and I will do my best to apologize or justify my words.
Please just know that I write from a place of honesty.
Please know that I write for the love of writing and the love of creating something.
I do not write to stir a bucket or to offend.
I blog, because it is something that I truly love.
So now that you know why I write/blog. Why don't you? So many people say, "oh I couldn't do that." Or "I don't have anything to say." I really think you should try it. It has been such a blessing in my life...
Blogging has challenged me to be a better person. It challenges me to live up to the words that I place onto the internet.
It has been nothing but a blessing to my life. It has helped me say things and to figure things our in my own life without realizing it at first.
I could back up blogging anymore.
So any of you who have thought,
"maybe I should write a blog?..."
Do it. Blog. Write.
Its free and its easy.
Go for it! It has been a blessing in my life, so why not let it be a blessing to your life?
"Don't Wait For Daylight,
Don't Run From Tonight,
Just Open Your Eyes,
The Stars Fade With The Night..."
-Don't Wait For Daylight by Needtobreathe
Don't wait for the perfect story, or perfect line, to start writing.
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