Why I blog

I blog because it’s a constant writing exercise for me, more constant than being able to pound out a finished poem, or even more impossible, a novel overnight. Blogging is also a way for me to get over that writer’s block when penning a poem or writing and editing novel manuscripts.

I always brainstorm creative writing ideas, but to get them from idea to polished form on paper takes a lot longer if it’s a poem or a story, than if it’s a blog post.

I’m a former journalist, so of course that meant I was writing daily. I started my blog back in 2009, when I was still a newspaper reporter in suburban New Jersey. Now that I’m no longer a journalist (nor do I have any itching desire to return to the media industry), I see blogging as a way to keep in touch with my writer’s roots, in addition to my other daily creative writing endeavors.

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3 thoughts on “Why I blog

  1. You’re quite right. Composing a daily article hones writing skills. You must be an expert after a journalist job. I’ve written novels for five years now. Before that, I wrote poems and songs. Writing drives me to be the best I can be. I look forward to working out what to blog about every day.

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