Friday, 3 March 2017

"Times change, so must I"

I have been grappling with the idea of writing more on this blog. To anyone who ever read it, basically my family, I am sorry I haven't written in here in years. In my last post, 2 years ago I wrote that it was time for a regeneration, it certainly has been a personal regeneration but it is also now time for this blog to regenerate.

I write to make sense of the thoughts in my mind. Writing has always made it easier for me to understand what I'm feeling, why I'm feeling it or it helped me create a feeling I wanted to be true. Writing on the blog for me was always an exercise in testing my fiction muscles. I don't think it would be a surprise to anyone, all I have ever wanted was to be in one of the adventures I read or watched, but in the words of Frodo Baggins himself "my own adventure turned out to be quite different.'

Writing is still a big part of my life, just not in the way I imagined it to be. I have, in my adult life so far, written to make sense of the past which meant that writing for myself naturally took a back seat. In that time I've started to feel that I'm slowly developing my own style of writing and that might not neccesarily suit any sort of fiction writing. At the same time I find that with everything currently happening in the world, in my country and more specifically my own universities, my mind keeps pulling me to my blog. A nagging thought of 'write and you'll feel better'. I need to write to make sense of my thoughts again. As I said, I've always written for mainly that reason, but I've never really properly written posts on this blog that way. They have always been my thoughts through characters I've written and in some cases, happier and lighter posts to distract myself from whatever I was feeling or thinking at that moment. I now want to start writing to you directly and sadly it may often be non-fiction.

So to cut this very long explanation short, I will hopefully write more on this blog but the tone will definitely be quite different from before. In talking about current events, I do not claim it will be the best written work out there, I will link to better researched and written articles all the time. I only want to get back to writing and hope to write honestly.

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