I am new to blogging, in fact 50-odd days old, a baby blogger if you could call it that. Today, I touched 52 blog posts. Yay!
The urge to write has been there longer than I can remember. Did I ever feel any other way? Over the years, I’ve written on pieces of paper – words, phrases and articles that simply had to come out of my head, only to make space for other words and phrases that would take over my mind immediately.
Blogging has given me free rein to voice and express, to share and be liked, and the words are now increasing their flow, in bursts or waves, sometimes gently, sometimes in the middle of the night. But I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Each time I see something I want to write about, the words start forming in my mind, in various permutations and combinations. Sometimes the words do not cooperate with my thought process, they do not lend their meaning to what I want to say.
I look at things and think of them as potential blogs. And my blogging cupboard is slowly expanding. Each time I want to blog, I open this cupboard. A few jars in this cupboard have the staples – staple words that lay out the foundation for grammar and correct language on my blog, there are a few jars, which contain words with emotions, and words related to laughter, anger, sorrow, nostalgia, happiness and humour.
Then again, I have my spice jars of words – words that will add that zing to my writing, that will make people pause and smile. As with real spices, I add these in moderation, a bit of that word, a little bit of that expression, to get the perfect blend of words.
One of these jars contains, ‘freshly pressed’ words and expressions that my brain keeps coming up with, quite often in fact. These words and expressions are filed away, waiting for the right blog that will host them.
My blogging cupboard has words, and more words, love, emotions and word-spices. The recipe for every blog is different. Sometimes, I get it wrong, sometimes I love what I concoct with these words.
My blogging cupboard is well-stocked, waiting to replenish itself each time a few words leave my cupboard to board a new blog.
Blogging times are here!