¿why did I stop writing?

Hi everyone!

You probably thought The Curious Post was over, but it’s not. I haven’t been writing and, honestly, I really didn’t feel like it. I didn’t feel like writing and sharing something with the world because of two main reasons.

First, because I kinda lost the meaning of this blog, I forgot the reason why I started. I don’t know about you guys, but I had this idea of turning a blog into a job. The dream of leaving my 9 to 5 job, and do whatever the hell I wanted with my life/time. Yeah, it’s crazy and not that easy, I know that now.

There are lots of people out there that make a living by writing posts about food, fashion, travel or by posting pictures of a product on Instagram or whatever and I wanted the same thing. So I started reading a lot about how to do it, and I pretty much got sucked into all this technical things that I had to do. Things like always posting at a certain hour, using the same kind of pictures, the same font, the same filter on Instagram, writing in english and spanish so I could get more views, telling a story and having a specific feeling, blah blah blah…. There were a lot of things that I was supposed to follow in order to have a successful blog. And when I tried to follow all this so called rules I let go of the reason why I started. Don’t get me wrong, I still want TCP to be successful and if a get to a point where I can make a living out of it, it’s gonna be amazing. But if that happens I wanted to be because I was sharing something honest and not because I was doing everything by the book. You know what I mean?

The other reason why I stopped is because I had a lot of things going on in my life at the moment. I went through a huge change: I moved out of home and I went through a lot of firsts. My first time living alone, first time living in a new city where I had no friends and I was surrounded by strangers, first time living alone, first time paying rent and being completely responsible for myself. I honestly thought it was going to be a piece a cake, but it really wasn’t because I realised I had to learn a lot of things, starting by learning to be with myself. To be honest guys, I kinda lost myself a little bit and I could not write a post until I felt ok with myself.

I’ve been feeling better for a while now, so it felt good to finally take my computer out of my backpack (yes, it’s been there for 3 months), sit down and write what’s in my heart. And just now, as I’m writing, I remembered that I started The Curious Post because I wanted to share with the world curious things that I like and that I think everyone should know about. But also because to me, a blog is like a diary where I can write pretty much about whatever I want, whatever I’m feeling and I really want to do that specially now that I’m far away from everyone I know and maybe this way I can tell them little things about me, how I’m doing or what I’ve been up to. Maybe no one cares and maybe my friends and family don’t even read my blog, but if I’m lucky someone out there will read it and will feel like they can relate to it and feel good about it.

So, now you know why I was not writing anymore and know you know why I’m back. Thanks for reading (thanks mom!!) and I’ll post again soon!

Dany

 

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