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Thursday I was over visiting yourstrulygus at Self Medicant enjoying reading about some of his favorite authors. He had included a quote by Ernest Hemingway about F. Scott Fitzgerald. And while I found the quote interesting as to Fitzgerald, it occurred to me a lot of us who love to write and have a particular style may find we go through a similar reincarnation when we beginning blogging.
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butterfly-broken-wing-24550038His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless.

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Has that happened to you as you’ve observed which posts draw the most readers on your blog? Have folks left comments suggesting your style is nice, but…? In other words, have you gotten so caught up in the statistics or seeing your writing from someone else’s point of view that it took the joy and spontaneity out of writing for you and it became a “chore” instead?

I’ve sure found myself struggling with that from time to time. Playing around with the Seeker story has made me really aware of that particular writing style. Comments have left me wondering if I’m getting my message across. I find myself wanting to change things to make my opinions more palatable, but then I’d not be faithful to who I am.

I would be really curious if any of you have experienced anything similar as you’ve watched your blogs evolve. If you have, I hope you’ll share with us!

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Picture Credits:
Love of Writing — eahendryx.blogspot.com
Butterfly — www.dreamstime.com
Melinda Haynes Quote — transitionofthoughts.com

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