Wednesday, June 11, 2014

An Evolution

Tonight I've been meditating how I've been keeping Seed of Devotion going for over seven years. With the advent of Facebook and the mechanism to "like" a post, writing for Seed of Devotion has evolved a lot over the years. The reality is that I find myself often thinking in terms of how a post will be liked, how its value will increase or decrease according to how much feedback I receive. So many times it has happened wherein I bare my soul in a post and only receive a couple random likes or hits.

I want to be conscious and considerate of an audience, and yet I crave to just let go, let go, let go.

In fact, when I have spoken with other blog stalwarts over the years who have decided to stop writing for their blogs, the number one reason I have found for bloggers to stop blogging is that... well... it just gets too personal. It gets hard to keep sharing the heart.

I now find myself in that space. I find myself struggling to keep my heart open, to keep sharing vulnerably. And that is simply where I find myself today, where I have found myself for quite some time now. I am committed to keep writing for the rest of this year, and then we shall see where the writing road goes. 

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Ernest Hemingway


Preetam said...

Have no fear, like a child, keep doing what you love.

Preetam said...

Infact, I have started writing, after reading you post with the lines "Lower your standards and finish it.". You are an inspiration. Keep going.

Anonymous said...

Quote: "The wonderful secret of practising art with bhakti is that when there is an attempt to create for more than my own pleasure, to write, dance, paint, and sing as an offering – then true art can flower."


To write is to dare the soul. So write.