Analysis On Writing - An Exerpt From My Personal Website.The following is something you would see if you made a visit to my very own little slice of the internet pie. I've already made a written offering to this experience group but while wondering when I would find the time to update my website, I realized that this particular write is practically perfect for this group, so, well, here you have it..
This blog is a glimpse at just a few of the thoughts that
pass through the corridors of my mind on a regular basis.
.. and despite my best efforts, words don’t always do them justice.-- Consider yourself warned.
Analysis On Writing
Saturday, August 6, 2011
For me, writing is a form of intellectual and emotional intimacy with ones own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and self. It is a way of documenting the good, the bad, the ugly, and all that lies between them. In a way, writing is a tool and the skilled writer is an artist.
I have been expressing myself through writing for almost as long as I’ve been able to spell. My thoughts have been a constant companion of mine throughout my life and as such, my written archives contain pieces of me that I occasionally look back on with sadness or regret. But I am not a professional or trained writer and my words are not who or what I am. They are merely the documented form of my existence as it flows through me by way of my emotions. They linger within me just long enough to filter back out again and be replaced with something new.
The writer is only one half of the equation though. The reader? Well, that is another bird entirely.
The reader, as I have been forced to realize, often mistakes the intimacy that the writer is sharing with his or herself and presumes that it is being shared with them. Words can be seductive. Like music, they have the power to push buttons deep within us that even we ourselves did not know existed and once the button has been pushed, a standard has been set. The reader now has an expectation and as such, they may find themselves disappointed after a while. This is especially true when it comes to reading a blog, which is (at least for myself) a journal of sorts. And when my weaknesses begin to flow out as fluidly as my previously perceived “strengths” once did, the moment of truth has finally arrived. Will they accept and understand that the weaknesses are a naturally occurring part of everyone’s life, including mine, or will they become cynical and “judgmental”?
Only time will tell.
What the reader must never do is assume that because they have read someone’s thoughts that they know what the writers intentions, or “true” feelings were during the writing process. For instance, in a previous blog, I made the statement that I missed the “passion” of my youth. I used the word to describe the general intensity that once defined my whole personality so well but later on, I was accused of expressing “sexual desire” instead. The accusation, however, spoke volumes more about the accuser than it did of the accused. It not only exposed their rather “dirty” state of mind, but it also exposed their poor grasp of the English language.
[So, ladies, gentlemen, lecherous fools and to whom it may concern: Please understand one thing about me before you ever presume that my words or train of thought imply anything even remotely, shall we say, “amorous”. I am not that kind of girl. I never have been, I never will be, and quite frankly, shame on anyone guilty of thinking it.]
Sadly, people like this happen to my writing fairly regularly and are something of an accepted and somewhat necessary evil, because whenever someone expresses themselves, there is always a chance that they will be misunderstood. Still, if you can help it, please don’t be that person.
In the end, writing is not always what it seems. I cannot stress this enough to my readers, because just like television is an inaccurate way of expressing real events, writing is rarely ever a full desc
Writing is an art-form and reading it can be a powerful experience, but as you follow my blog or that of any other, I urge you to consider the aforementioned and often over-looked aspects of the writing and reading process. Never forget that even the best of us is only human and prone to error.
And when it comes to me specifically be ready ahead of time to see something that you may not like, agree with or appreciate. It is not my intention to offend or upset my readers but I am more interested in remaining true to myself than I am in providing entertainment.
With all of that said, and with tongue firmly in cheek..Happy reading. <3"