Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On Artistic Integrity

     I created this blog because I wanted a new start. I wanted to break away from my other blog, which was very similar to this one but less personal. This blog contains my whimsical thoughts and innermost secrets. And since its inception, very few people seem to read it. That is partially my fault. I used to be an active member of the blogging community but now I live in the shadows, writing to open air. I feel my words faltering and falling back into the darkest depths of my mind. They are unheeded and I am left feeling unsatisfied. And then I wonder, am I writing for myself or for others? I write to express myself but do my words have validity if no one is reading them? I feel disappointed when my work is neglected because I feel people can benefit from my musings. I also feel like I'm not good enough, which discourages me from even attempting to continue this blog. But if I'm good at one thing, it's persevering. So I'm going to keep writing, regardless of how many readers I attract and the popularity of my blog. I'm going to keep writing because that's all I can do. 

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1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel :) But keep writing! When I have doubts, I look back to this quote from Orwell's 1984:

    "For whom, it suddenly occurred to him, was he writing this diary? ... He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage. He went back to the table, dipped his pen, and wrote."

    x Tara
    trn-journal.blogspot.com.au

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