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Seeking My Blog Topic Zen

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in Writing · Zen
Pawsitive Pondering

Rigby and Special Agent McGee.
 Z is for:
Zest + Zeal = Zen

Live every day with a 
Zest for Life and a Zeal for Love 
so you may achieve your 
Zen of Being.
Peace out.
When I launched Writing in the Buff three years ago I had no idea what to blog about. I didn’t particularly want to blog. It was my writing Yoda, the scathingly brilliant Cathy C. Hall, who peer pressured me into it.  Over the course of a week I ran into her at the grocery store twice and Quick Trip once. That had never happened before and hasn’t occurred since. It was like the Fickle Finger of Fate singled me out. And with each Cathy C. Hall sighting, I received verbal pokes.
“Really, Lisa, start a blog you must,” said she.
“I don’t know how,” I said. “What will I write about?”
“Quit whining,” said Cathy C. Yoda . . . er, Hall. “Blog you must, grasshopper.”
(Okay, so I’m mixing my mentorisms. It’s my blog. I’m allowed to do that here. Besides, Cathy is a seriously multifaceted Yoda.)
Anyway, the point is, I came into the Blogosphere dragging my feet, and it isn’t a lie to say that after three years I still suffer an identity crisis. What is my blog about, besides the obvious and very broad topic of writing? I have fun with the Monday and Friday memes (they’re like play time for writers), but aside from that, what I am doing?
See, that’s the thing. Writing is a BIG topic. And lately I’m feeling the squeeze to zero in on my Zen and find my focus.  As I pull back the layers to discover exactly what that is, I promise to write about it, and only the naked truth because as a writer, I’m shortchanging myself and my readers if I don’t build my words from an honest core. Even fiction exposes the truth, one way or another.
So how about you? Why do you blog and what got you started? Did you begin with a clear vision, or has it developed over time?  Is your blog the result of organized planning, or is it a meandering miracle? Please share how you started and if you know where you’re going . . . have you found your blog-writing Zen?
Thanks for visiting.
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