How we blog has changed since I sashayed into the wide open space known as the blogosphere. From journal-keeping blogging was a natural progression. It provides a creative place that keeps me accountable for my content as well as the quality of writing. It was a brave step: as an introvert my preference is to observe rather than speak.
I trust my audience and with that comes a willingness to be vulnerable and transparent. This has been a monumental shift in how I engage with others but driven by a core belief that to live with sincerity we need to be authentic. I cannot be authentic without being open and honest.
My work takes me into the world of parents affected by drug and alcohol use. My client-base makes me brave beyond any innate courage-base. I am driven by the indignation at the lot of the underdog and write about social justice to raise awareness and provide insight.
If it is true that the more you write the better you become then I want to write, write and write some more. I have gleaned volumes since those early days. I have learned, laughed and struggled here more than other arenas of my life, and all from the safety of my laptop. Blogging is the perfect creative outlet for an introvert. I hope you find something that resonates.