What do you like most about your writing ?

This year I’m taking part in “Bloganuary” – a series of writing prompts published throughout the month by Mindy Postoff. Today’s writing prompt is “What do you like most about your writing ?”.

Today’s writing prompt is perhaps the most difficult for me to answer so far – because it forces me to look inwards. I don’t tend to do a lot of self-analysis. My words are usually pretty transparent – of the moment. I write about whatever subject is in my head.

Maybe that’s it. Maybe the thing I like most about my writing is that it isn’t contrived. I don’t pretend to be somebody I’m not. I’m not playing a part, or portraying a character. I’m just a fairly straightforward guy that likes to write, sharing his thoughts with the world.

Back in the mists of time – before marketers got hold of the world wide web and insisted that everything should have purpose, polish, and dance with the woke brigade in terms of being politically correct, blogs were just diarys. Journals. People emptying their head into the keyboard late at night – expressing frustrations, divulging secrets, and chasing wishes.

I’m fully aware that I’m something of a throwback. A balrog in blogging terms. A writer of the old world. And I’m good with that.

Of course the trick is finding kindred spirits that we share at least a few character flaws with – so we might accompany each other along the winding road.

21 replies on “What do you like most about your writing ?”

Back in the day (an old fart’s favorite era) blogs/blogging was fun, it was new and it was a way to connect and have a community that was geographically (and culturally) diverse. And we were just ordinary folks, writing in an ordinary way, about ordinary things – and those of us still at it (for me, some 17 years) it’s still the same. Oddly enough those folks who had niche blogs, or confined themselves to one specific topic faded away. And those of us who write, in our own voice, about our lives, we are still here.

That’s what I like about your blog (or your writing if you will) just life, yours, day to day; some times relatable, some times not so much, but real.

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I’ve gone back to check, but most everyone moved to Dreamwidth when Russia bought LJ, and then most moved to FB. I don’t use FB. *sigh*


I tried Dreamwidth too back then and didn’t like it. I moved on to Wattpad. And started the blog a couple of months later. 🙂 (I don’t use FB either)


It’s a writing site. You can share books, basically. But your book can also be like blog posts in chapter form. It’s the usual social media of sorts though. With followers and likes and comments and all that comes with it.


Spot on, Jonathan I will never have a niche blog as I write as I speak my fingers are an extension of my mouth so to bells and whistles but I answer all my comments and love followers I connect with…Great response to the prompt 🙂

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Many years ago I had almost no filter, and would empty my head into the keyboard like some kind of anger coping mechanism. One of my co-workers called those posts “foaming invective”…


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