I love blogging. It allows me to truly be myself, to express words and feelings that come to mind without having to think about them. Stories that would be otherwise untold rise to the surface and hurtle themselves at the page through my fingertips.
When I jumped into this creative ocean, I had no idea what to expect and absolutely no realization that I would cast myself into a sea of churning drops of water that, although they combine to create a large body of water, each possess qualities that make them truly unique. The vast array of blogs that I read allows me to look at the world through different eyes and see things in a way that may have escaped my attention. They create a path for me to follow through a portal into an inspired world that I may never have found on my own.
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The Trifecta Challenges embody these varying degrees of interpretation. A great number of bloggers are given the same challenge and no two entries are similar in any respect, apart from following the rules for submitting posts. Each writer is struck by a lightning bolt of creativity but that bolt is generated from a completely exclusive storm and the raindrops of ideas saturate only their mind.
When I post an idea I look forward to the comments I receive. Initially I would have child-like reaction if a comment held an opposing view, but I have come to appreciate being able to see my thoughts from another perspective. Each comment is like a golden pin of light shining through the words, altering the original picture and making me look at my own thoughts in a different way.
This blogging journey has expanded my mind, not only in my writing but also my ability to ingest words from other writers and see the world through their eyes. And whether their world is dripping in sarcasm, prolific with poetry or fraught with haunting truths I enjoy being a part of their journey as well as having them be a part of my literary pilgrimage.
How has blogging changed your world?