I bought this t-shirt from Amazon, because I enjoy blogging and I agree with the message. Blogging is a great way to develop new skills and it can even make you smarter.
- Blogging increases creativity, since you are always on the look out for new material, stories, artwork, or photography to share with your followers.
- Blogging improves your writing skills and each post must be edited for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
- Blogging requires a certain amount of computer skills.
- Blogging also results in the need to conduct research and increases knowledge on various topics.
There are a lot of benefits to blogging. If you have others to add to my list, let me know in the comment section.
My favorite quotes from The Wit & Wisdom of Mark Twain:
- A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
- It is our nature to conform; it is a force which not many can successfully resist.
- An uneasy conscience is a hair in the mouth.
- I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
- Experience is an author’s most valuable asset; experience is the thing that puts the muscle and the breath and the warm blood into the book he writes.
- Many a small thing has been made large by advertising.
- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
- Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
This book is about a young man seeking his personal legend (following his dreams).
While I was reading the book, I spent a good deal of time thinking about my own personal legend.
I enjoy reading, traveling, and seeking out unique adventures. I also enjoy writing about my adventures, my life, and my thoughts on various subjects.
At this point in my life, I am able to do all these things. I feel like I am living my own personal legend.
This book is full of wonderful advice for writers. However, there was one point that really stuck with me.
“The reader is only interested in one page at a time. We must make every single page worth reading.”
As a child, I loved to read books and hang out at the library. I dreamed of becoming a writer. However, deep down I never believed it was possible.
I was in my 30’s when I started my first blog and later self-published my first book.
I may never be famous or end up on any best seller list. That doesn’t matter to me. I am a writer. I fulfilled my childhood dream and that’s what really matters.
What do you write about when you can find nothing to worth writing about?
Life can become commonplace, mundane, and even boring. Maybe there is something in the unremarkable aspects of life worth writing about. Maybe I should pay more attention to the world around me, so I can find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Emily Dickinson was a great and prolific writer. She was also extremely introverted and a recluse. Today she would probably be diagnosed as agoraphobic.
This is my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson.
I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Then There’s a pair of us – don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell you name the live long day
To an admiring bog!