I blog. That is what I do. I consider myself pretty darn good at it too. But writing, that is a whole different can of worms in my mind. Writing is what some of these amazingly talented women of the blogging community can do that instantly pulls me in to their posts. They have a way of making me feel what they are saying, making me a part of that moment. Those women are writers. I am a blogger.
Yes, I write words, sentences, paragraphs, tweets, statuses, jokes, quotes, phrases, and stammers all day long. It is not the same thing as what Writers do. I say this to others and they say I am writing, but I feel calling myself a Writer tarnishes what I consider the talent that I know. It is like comparing burgers. For me, I feel like a plain burger and occasionally I may even be a cheeseburger. Writers though are Kobe beef burgers with aged cheddar cheese, thick cut peppered bacon, layered fresh avocado, perfectly ripe tomato, and just a few paper-thin slices of red onion all tucked between a lightly-toasted artisan onion roll (and not one disgusting dill pickle even on the plate, thank you very much). I want to be that kind of burger! Not that a good old plain burger isn’t good, but it just is not on the same level.
What brought me to blog about this was that I read a wonderful post from Heather King on Type-A Parent for the new We Still Blog series Kelby has started. I read Heather’s post – it tugged at my heart-strings, it made tears well up in my eyes, it made me shake my ahead in agreement and understanding at the screen as I read. I felt what she had written.
Kelby encourages us to participate. Gulp. I am not sure if that is directed towards me, in fact I am pretty sure of it, but being me and yearning to be a Writer I am playing in the sandbox with everyone else. My castle may not be as grand, but I am happy to be near the grandeur of others. Our prompt is Life’s Challenges and right now, after just reading such wonderful Writing and then being asked to participate – well that is my current life challenge.
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