Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Renaissance Blogger

"What I think is that Sam Pepys wrote down all the details of his life for nine years because the very act of writing them down made them important, or at least singular." Julie Powell, Julie and Julia

This passage, about a man in 17th century England who wrote in a diary every day for nine years, resonates deep and heartily for a writer. However large or small the scale of one's writing, it is undeniably true that each of us writes because what we have to say is important, at the very least in our own minds. We believe that we have the wit, intellect, voice, or vocabulary to make our stories, fantasy or reality, come alive on a page. What Julie ponders is whether Sam Pepys was the first blogger, though he never shared his work. Would the world have tuned in online each day for nine years to read about his breakfast meal, long day at work, or the remodeling of his porch? I say it all depends on how he writes it. And while my readership is relatively unknown to me, I ask any bloggers who come across my site to dig in and find the best or favorite writer within and share with their community a post that exhibits thoughtful, creative writing. Be it breakfast cereal or last night's dream, make your every day important.


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