The Reasons We Write

Think. Write. Publish.

You realize that all the time spent writing and posting online is not lost when some of the stuff you’ve been posting has actually started to attract attention from people you don’t even know personally take time to actually read what you’ve posted, without you having to beg them first to at least check out your site. And sometimes if you’re really fortunate, they even find the time to place their comments about the stuff you just posted.

Sometimes we post stuff online for all the wrong reasons. Case in point: a friend stumbled upon a blog and was disappointed at what he read. “Why, I could write better stuff than this guy, why don’t I have my own blog?” he thought to himself, and the rest as they say is history. Of course I could always dispute the part where he claims to be the better writer, and yet I won’t. I guess it’s pretty much the same with driving a car. You almost always think that you’re a better driver than the next guy behind the wheel. It’s not really feeding one’s ego, it’s just each to his own I guess. Sometimes that’s just how life is. In our own private little worlds we are the rulers of our own domains, benevolent rulers of our kingdoms and most importantly, authors (and protagonists?) of our own stories.

Now thanks to no small part to the wonder that is the internet and the World Wide Web, our once private thoughts kept under lock and key from potential prying eyes have now become public property for all to behold. An online acquaintance whose blog I used to follow until she just stopped writing said it best in her introduction to her online journal “I think, therefore I must write” so I write my thoughts down as well, maybe not with ink and paper as I was accustomed to years back, but with the help of a keyboard, a monitor and several mouse clicks later, this post will join the countless billion others posted over the net finding their place and purpose, as should I when I once again leave this world of dreams and free thought and wake up again in the reality known as life.

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~ by allen mallari on October 12, 2012.

One Response to “The Reasons We Write”

  1. well said 🙂 I have always struggled with sustaining a blog. But then I realized I have learned much from others who took the time to write down their thoughts, journeys and learnings. I hope to return the favor by sharing my stories as well. Let’s keep writing (and reminding each other to write, write write)!

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