Bloganuary Day 8: What I like about Writing

Bloganuary Day 8: What do you like most about your writing?

Today’s Prompt:

What do you like most about your writing?

Background:

Yeah, right. I’m not falling for that! Just kidding!

I have loved writing for as long as I can remember. I feel like it’s always been in my blood. Would you believe I struggled a lot with how to do it properly and hated it as a result for a few years? That happened after we moved to England. It was a culture shock for me to learn that 10-year-olds were expected to have excellent writing. No harm done though. When my Mum went back to homeschooling me, she held me to high standards. My Dad did too.

To my surprise, when I repatriated to California and did a test for community college, I was placed into First-Year English with flying colours! I would often feel insecure about my writing throughout my community college and four-year university education. Then, if we had to do peer review on each other’s papers, I would find my writing was better than most. I thank my parents for holding me to such high standards. People have told me things like my writing is, “Master’s Thesis level” or “Harvard level”. It just naturally happens. I don’t know why.

The funny thing is though, even with all I have done with writing, I had never considered showing my writing to the world. The constant societal message that writing isn’t “useful” really wore on me. Plus, the higher the standards I reached, the more my imposter syndrome happened. I had never considered doing a blog until I decided to embrace my TCK identity. Recently, I have found another way to continue writing that I can enjoy and it can be profitable too. You’re probably asking, “What is it?” THAT I’m not falling for! But watch this space!

My Answer:

So, my answer on how I feel about my writing. I feel this sense of exhilaration when writing about cultural things and my multicultural experiences. I don’t think I will ever run out of content. Yes, I have imposter syndrome, but I feel that writing about what makes me happy is the best thing I can do!

So, that’s my answer. What do you think? What do you like most about your writing?

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12 thoughts on “Bloganuary Day 8: What I like about Writing

  1. Yes, writing is a wonderful thing and sometimes it is therapeutic. It’s in your blood and you just have to do it. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

  2. That’s great you feel exhilarated by writing. I wish I did because I have to for finishing grad school/writing my dissertation/my career as an academic. But what I can say about my writing that I do like is that the more I do it, the “easier” it becomes. Anyway, this prompt makes me think of the quote I keep by my desk: “The desire to write grows with writing.” – Desiderius Erasmus

    1. I love that quote! I do feel like going through university, you write a lot! But your writing mistakes will still be there if no one corrects you (which they tend not to)

  3. I think it’s natural for everyone to experience imposter syndrome at some point in their life. I know I’ve felt that way many times at work. It takes awhile to build confidence in yourself and just not care about what other people think. Writing never came easy to me (and I still sometimes struggle with it), but I enjoy it. I like being able to tell a story with words (and data).

    1. I read something that if you know enough to doubt yourself, you know enough to do a good job. It’s so true! I am with you there on the data as well as words! Thanks for commenting 😊

  4. In my writing, I like it best if I can tell the tale to make the reader feel they are there, not the we went, we did, we saw variety. I do not always succeed in this endeavour, but I try to by using puns, humorous phrases, sharing feelings or emotions, and with poems and alliteration. I am lucky to have my photos as a prompt and I know it. I often do not have an idea for the post until I look at the photos. Cheers and happy writing. Allan

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