1] Blog Name
2] Genre/Blog Style
There is no particular genre. I may get into anything over the following years. But it is mainly focused on real life situations.
I may end up writing poems or just short proses.
3] Blog Age
2 years. I started this blog in November 2016.
3] At what age did you start to write and what was your motivation for doing so?
I started writing at the age of 15. And right now I’m 18. Lol. It’s just been 3 years. Seems so short. Haha… there is more to learn after all.
4] Does writing/creativity come naturally to you or do you struggle to invent something inspirational each day/week/month?
It totally depends. I usually write when an idea strikes. And sometimes… I need to struggle to improve on what I write. Like I told you, just 3 years and only 2 years of blogging, there is still more to learn.
5] How prolific are you in your craft?
To be honest I really do not get enough time. All the exams and all…
But I am sure to work on it after another few months-after I get an admission in some university.
6] Are your writings displayed elsewhere or just WordPress? If so where?
Nope. Just on WordPress.
7] Do you ever suffer from writers/creators block? How do you combat it?
Yes sometimes I just can not write. And since I do not have enough time, I jot down the points in my notebook and wait till I get time to work on them. Or I just look up for some inspiration.
8] What is your preferred creative form? [writing/photography/poetry/artistry/illustration/design]
I love all of them. Sometimes photographs and illustration explain what words can’t.
Poetry is just amazing and fun to do.
Writing is obviously amazing.
Every form is wonderful
9] How do you arrive at your decision to write/create/invent about what you have chosen as a subject for the piece/s?
Well… I just go with the flow of words that come into my mind at that point.
10] Do you need an ambience to work with, such as music, quiet, scented candles, yoga, exercise, reading, film or something else?
11] What helps you to create your content? [people/conversation/family/health/magazines/newspapers/controversy/funny moments/life experiences]
Literally, all of the above.
12] Is your content driven by your journey or your story, or by the journeys and stories of others?
It is mainly driven by my journey.
13] Are there any specific things which enable your creative juices to flow more steadily? [overtired/insomnia/mental health/eating/drinking/smoking/surrounded by colour/abstract thoughts and thinking]
Yes. Abstract thoughts and overthinking.
14] How long from start to finish would/can your content take you to complete?
It can take me from an hour to a day. Haha.
15] Are you pleased with your finished pieces? How do you feel when you receive acknowledgement from another?
But sometimes no, cause I know I could have done it better.
Acknowledgements make me feel really good. Who doesn’t like reading good about themselves?
Finally, what advice would you award writers or creators looking to express themselves and to then display their works to the world?
My advice would be-
1. Write for yourself. The more you think of an audience the more anxious you get.
2. It is okay if you don’t get enough audience. Those who have like a thousand followers also had none one day.
3. Be grateful for what you receive.
4. Love what you write even if it is not what you thought it should have been. Learn and improve on the next.
My thanks to Sapphire for her thoughts and insight into what makes not just her but her blog tick. A very valid point is ‘The more you think of an audience, the more anxious you get’ and l think this is perfectly true. I don’t tend to specifically garner a set audience, l write because l love to write, but also, l too don’t have a specific genre. I know there are many who say perhaps you should, but for me, Sapphire and also many of the readers here today, a set and distinct genre would stifle the writing flow, and maybe even stereotype your creativity. I love diversity as well as my own style of neurodiversity for it further allows me to stretch myself into other arenas.
Valid advice again, and not the first time it has been written here and that is love what you write, feel the passion of your words, learn from that experience and where and when you can, broaden that curve so as to ensnare more skill.
In truth as l have admitted recently to someone, l DON’T always like all of my completed works, and yes, many a time l do publish. Many have oft remarked that they can relate, and then l realise that whilst l may not have liked it, it is of course as Sapphire has saluted here, it is because l know l can improve , make it better and learn from the negativity that is probably travelling through my own lack of confidence at times.
Once more, some truly inspiring words here from Sapphire and Building Special Memories.
Thank you again Sapphire for taking part in the series. 🙂
I would love to hear from more of you, what inspires you to create, to craft, to experiment and adventure forwards in your own journey, what fires your imagination? Please drop me an email at email@example.com and l will gladly write you up and share who you are.
It is simple – email me at the above Addy or drop me a line in my contact box and l will email you the questionnaire. Fill it in, send it back , and include images that you feel may support what you write, or about your blog, and l will write it up as a post and insert it into this series here.
Come on, you know you want to 🙂