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Diary #5 : The Old Me

As you all know I’ve been doing a Daily Doodle since the beginning of January, I’ve also obviously decided to take my time and think about my work instead of having the lazy ass “anything will do” approach that has haunted me for the last few years.

I love scrolling through arty stuff on Tumblr. Whether its graphics, digital drawings, scribbles, hand drawn/painted stuff and everything else. I love scrolling through all the fan fiction blogs, the prompt and Imagine blogs as well as just random pieces of poetry, sayings and all sorts. I love seeing other people being creative…

For the first time in ages though it kind of made me miss the old me.

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365 Challenge : Apply Yourself

The last thing that I attempted that didn’t come naturally to me? That’s a hard one really as nothing comes easy to me!

You know what as silly as it sounds training myself to do this every day is probably the last thing. I’m not a online person, my phone barely comes online and I still have problems figuring out Twitter. The second something changes on the one or two things I do use I get so confused for weeks on end.

I don’t mind writing short stories and I don’t mind writing reviews but coming online every day and having something different to talk about, things that sometimes I struggle to write much about, is both exciting and hard for me. I spend so much time trying to figure out what to write about these things that sometimes it makes me laugh at how long it takes me. I’m not naturally very good at opening up or talking about myself and I’m also not very good at writing anything that is engaging to other people. Reviews are easy because you just describe what you saw or read. Writing about myself or just random subjects is hard.

Once or twice I’ve written things and don’t feel like I’ve done the subject any kind of justice and then its hard to come back the next day and write something else. I feel like I let myself and the people who always come and read and like what I’ve written, down.

If you think writing comes naturally to me it really doesn’t.

Hell half the time the struggle is just remembering what my username and password are! I’m not technical at all and everything from trying to be interesting on here and bring more people to the blog through what I write, and interacting with people on Twitter is so unnatural to me. I know I do a terrible job of both and it won’t be from me that this blog prospers in the future. Anna and Pete do a much better job as does Lucius.

Every day though I try to get on here and do the challenge, every day I go on Twitter and try to drum up some extra traffic, I try to make new commentators welcome enough to come back… It isn’t something natural to me but I try.

I guess the important thing is to always try and that is what I’m doing.