I'm celebrating yet another year of my blog, The Blazing Chronicles. So much has happened in the last year in terms of my writing and meeting my personal writing goals. I want to thank all of my friends (real life friends and i-friends) and family who read my blog as well as all of the followers of my blog. Thank you again for showing love.
In the year of 2012, I plan to post more frequently and also to include more blogs that are a bit more personal. Often, I write about the books I'm reading, the music I am listening to or love or places and events that I've gone to. I've been reading blogs lately that have a lot more personal essays and I find them to be intriguing and inspiring as a writer. Most often, the writings that I love the most are those that are just raw with emotion. The type of writing where everything that person is feeling or thinking is left on the page. As a writer, I can tell you that writing with raw emotion is difficult. Not the writing itself, but the battle against censoring those thoughts and feelings and questioning whether you should share them with the world. Who really wants to put their "crazy" on blast?
Most times, I tend to write my most raw feelings and emotions in my poetry. Whenever I was going through something, I find it easier to write a poem than to write in my journal. Over the last few years, I've improved greatly with this. But writing my personal thoughts and feelings more would be the next level. And so, I will challenge myself to write with more raw emotion in 2012. And not just in my blog, but also in all other areas of my writing.
I was watching a clip of the singer Vesta Williams talking about her stage performances in her episode of the documentary of Unsung. (Great, great series that everyone should watch!) She said that when she performed she left everything she had on the stage. All her passion, her feelings, her energy, every drop of what she had on that stage. (RIP Vesta!)
And I thought to myself, shouldn't we all do that with whatever our passion is? For me, my passion is writing and so I am challenging myself to leave it all on the page this year. And for every year after that.
Here's to more writing in 2012!