She Writes

inspirations. transformations. life experiences.

On an Author’s Note — October 7, 2011

On an Author’s Note

Rated 26 Views Yesterday!

Few days back I was so hyped checking my site stat. From 2-6 views per day it was jumping to 10-15 views and yesterday I hit 26 views!

Honestly, I didn’t cared much about how many visits or traffics do I get everyday as long as I get to write what I want (that was before) but as I get more into blogging I realized the essence of having visitors and readers to your page and your articles.

Have you realized or have you ever been into a point wherein you look at your Site stat and with great disappointment, the texts shows that you have 0 views? It happened to me so many times, and guess what I did? Call me crazy, insane or pathetic but out of frustration, I opened a new tab on my browser, typed sheladyanne.wordpress.com and after I closed it and log into my account, view my page stat, and Alas! I had one viewer, (myself) lol. Ofcourse I am not crazy doing such thing, I did it with a purpose! (which will be revealed in the end of this article).

I always believe that the life of the writers depends on their readers hands.
Agree?

It’s what most bloggers say – I’ve read many blogs which sustained my thoughts. One blogger said which I quote, ” I dont worry whether I have one or two readers, as long as there is one reading my pieces, it keeps me going”.

So true!

The readers are the one who fuels up the mind of the writers (that’s why an author writes “To my readers” at his foreword or dedication). We dont write for our own selves only, for our own pleasure of reading thus we write to share. Share whats on our mind, on our hearts, what we feel and what we know. We do it for the sake of other people not only for our self. When our readers respond to us, show their approval with our thoughts, give feedback, reflect on our talks, there is a certain unexplained feeling of achievement and oftentimes it enlighten us and inspire us to write new and better one.

I have been blogging for almost One year and six months now, As I look back at my previous entries, I could say that I somehow improved with the way I chose my topic and with the way I write my entries. However I realized that I have to write something more, not only limiting myself to my own stuffs. I have to write something for a good cause. I want to write something essential. Something with a purpose, something with a specific theme I guess. Though I am having difficulty starting since I know I write best without any pattern being followed. I had hard time doing it the right and just way. Yet, I’ll still give it a try, for my readers and soon to be readers.

At the moment, I am so thankful for those who come and visit my page (please do leave feedback’s if you have time). I am so thankful for those who leaves comments and show appreciation on my page. Moreover, I am so grateful and thankful for those people who read my entries with an open hearts and broad minds, those who embraces me and my writings in their lives…

As I look at my Page stat now, I can’t help but *smirk*

We never stop writing unless somebody stops reading our writings.In this world, we always have one person who will be right at our back, appreciating our work, it’s ourselves.

Knowing this, I know I’ll never stop Writing.

Thanks for reading.

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Unleashing the Power to Write — August 21, 2011

Unleashing the Power to Write

It was late on my elementary days when I discovered my passion for writing. It started when I joined at an essay writing contest (district and division level) and won the first and third place on the latter. It was not my original composition but the way I wrote it somehow made an impact to the judges.
When I am on my final level (grade six) I embraced writing much. I’ve been active on my English subject especially when it comes to formal theme writing like writing your Autobiography, Describing your Last Summer Vacation, Future Dreams and so on.
When I entered High school, somehow my passion in writing stopped. I became more focused on my Grammar skills, Vocabulary building and Reading skills as a part of the curriculum in Secondary level. Though, I still practiced my writing skills by writing short essays. I also read different kinds of books and from reading I carefully studied how the authors presented their ideas, their topics, their strategies and styles to make their articles more catchy and understandable. Then turned my Third Year level when I started writing my own poems which I gave my crush every once a week. (Of course I didn’t revealed my identity), I also wrote stories but unfortunately never made a good ending of it and from then I also started writing my personal diary. It begun when my aunt gave me a diary as a gift and there I wrote my everyday experiences, thoughts and feelings. It lasted until I was on my first year in college and until now I’m still keeping it.
I guess writing had been my passion ever since. It is my obsession, my companion, my outlet, that is why I always keep a pen and paper inside my bag because when my thoughts flow freely in my mind, my hands seems to have an urge to encrypt the message in a paper.
One of the drawbacks when I write is the improper structure of my grammar (you know subject verb agreement, present tense, past tense and all the tenses) and the words I used are simple and plain. If you would ask me now to defend myself, then I would say that I am more into expressing my thoughts to my readers rather than following the laws of radical writing. This is where I can touch my readers hearts, speak to them freely and clearly. Mark Twain, once said and I quote “I noticed that you use plain and simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English. It is the modern way and the best way”.
As I aged, I noticed that writing is a broad topic and it never limit itself to just personal writing. We write for so many causes, whether for business, school, simple notes and the like, we write for different purposes. I also accept the thought that there are tons and tons of good writer and because of this I am giving myself a candid time to embraced all this issues to be a successful writer someday. Giving time to learn more about writing, Getting out of my box and exploring more.
Recently, aside from writing my journal here, I am starting to write the chapter 4 and 5 of our thesis documents, As much as possible I try to learn the correct and just way of writing thesis. My strategy is to surround myself with people whom I think can help me most at thesis writing (so I make frequent visit at our Research Unit and seek for Ma’am Monar and Sir Kenneth). Aside from this I’m starting to write a system documentation for one of my schoolmate entitled “Information Kiosk”.
Writing for me brings many chances. We touch people lives, we discover new thoughts, we earn, hit each other’s heart especially when readers could relate to our topic. It’s a good feeling that even money can not buy. To end this post let me just share an excerpt of an article that one of my favorite blogger wrote. She says…
Write to an audience of one
Imagine that the audience is someone
intelligent who shares your passion
for what you are writing about but doesn’t
know the subject as well as you do.
Writing will never be easy, but it
doesn’t have to be overly hard either
I still love the quote that cant be attributed
I hate writing. I love having written.

When I got more time I’ll post another entry that will talk more of my passion in writing. For now, let this post serves as an inspiration for those “wanna be” writers just like me.