Hello friends,

I believe this is a milestone, this post makes my 50th blog post. I honestly did not imagine any kind of future with this blog, so I try to take it day by day. As I mentioned previously, I usually tend to give up on things fairly quickly, but I am glad we have made it to this point.

I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect on what I have learned about myself or my writing style 50 blog posts in. I often like to practice some form of self-reflexivity related to new experiences, hardships, or regular life lessons.

I like to write
I have always been told that I am a good writer or I am creative, but me being me, I do not believe I have anything good to offer. Previously, I only wrote when I had assignments for school or work. There was usually a prompt and it was something I had to do rather than something I just felt like doing. I always receive compliments, but since there was so much work involved I would distance myself.

With this blog, there is no pressure. There are options for writing prompts and challenges, but I mainly just write what is in my head or how I am feeling. The more I do it, the more I realize I actually enjoy what I am doing. It still scares me, I hit the “publish” button with a mix of excitement and anxiety, but it is something I am happy to say I did. It also helps that in the end, I am writing for me. I do not have an ulterior motive; I am not after followers or likes, though it is heartwarming to see. I do not have to pander to anyone because I am being true to myself.

I have a writing voice- it is very flowery

I do not know if this is a good or a bad thing, but I often use very flowery language. Be it a short story, a casual observation, or thought-piece, my writing style is often poetic and story-like. I really did not notice until Austin said that a couple of my non-creative pieces sound like a poem or a story. I write e-mails this way too. I do not like to overly-describe things, but I do not like to simply-states thing either, we will see how that goes.

It is okay to be vulnerable

I am not typically a sharer. I will listen to you all day long, be your biggest cheerleader, and give you supportive advice if need be. Meanwhile, you probably would not know if I am having a bad day or several. I have been this way for years. There are three people that I have allowed to get close to me, other than that I tend to keep others at several arm’s lengths. I am also really bad at socializing so that helps…or doesn’t. Anyhoo, in writing, I have allowed myself to be vulnerable, which is really good. It has translated into my personal life, so I have become slightly more vocal.

I like to write stories

The end.

My blog is me

I thought I HAD to have a specific theme or constant topic to write about. I was just writing to see if something would eventually click and it has. I am just doing me. My blog is a quirky and random, silly and serious, and unapologetically me (Believe me, I apologize for literally everything). I love it!

This has been a really positive experience so far. Cheers to 50 more posts!!

(Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Here’s to at least 10 more posts!)



Written by MutedMouthful

Native New Yorker, amateur artist, sarcastic social worker, professional people watcher, and alliteration addict.


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