It’s been a struggle, really. I’m not entirely new to blogging, but for upwards of a decade and a half, I spent my entire day (and sometimes night as well) writing in someone else’s voice while my own writing and other creative pursuits dwindled to almost nothing. When it came time to put that period of my life behind me (yes, I’m a retired Boomer), I discovered that my own writing voice and style had disappeared.
Going beyond the limited vocabulary used in business communications is a huge challenge for me because I’ve forgotten so many words (English is my first language, but it’s not the one I use every day). My biggest stumbling block is falling into cliches, like the one I just used to describe the difficulty I have.
I’m currently taking WordPress.com’s “Blogging for Beginners” and while I might not be a complete beginner to the tech behind a blog, my goal in this course is to relearn to write and learn the ins-and-outs of blogging with others.
I hope you’ll join me, but for the meantime, my writing attempts are being published privately until I feel confident enough to share them with you.
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