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Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my “real” writing. ~Kate Christensen
Hm, maybe this works for Ms Christensen, but certainly not for me.
I tried to play a violin and my fingers got all confused, so exercises be damned. Now give me a piano and my exercise pieces would be Ode to Joy, The Spirit is Willing, and My Grandfather’s Clock.
Blogging is a way to express thoughts, ideas, dreams, personal experience, concerns, anything a blogger chooses, and if that isn’t REAL writing, I don’t know what is.
Real writing comes from the heart, be it fantasy in an author’s imagination, a letter to a loved one or even a jotted note as a reminder. We are all different, and if Ms Christensen sees blogging as mulching a garden, then her thought processes on the matter are a load of rot then.
Just my opinion.