I'm Not A Writer


When I chose to start this blog I wasn't thinking I'm some immaculate writer, or that I was gonna even impress people with my way of words. Because I am not a writer, I'm a rambler. I write the same way I talk, which is usually fast and all over the place. I come here to open this space called a post and it's like spitfire. I don't have a single writing skill, I mean, it's shocking I even use periods. English was my worst and least favorite subject in school and I 100% bullshitted my entire way through it. I've never once in my whole life written an actual essay, mostly because I don't like to follow rules; don't tell me what to do and that I need some intro and conclusion. No. I want to say what I want to say and how I want to say it. Also, I just really hated school and I really hated reading boring books and then having to write some dumb report of the book without copying anything. What?! Excuse me teacher but you've read this book and probably 320793 other "reports" about it, so you don't need to hear more from me. Okay, I'm trailing off, let's get this train back on track.


On occasion we see the peanut gallery blabbing about how bloggers are terrible writers and  this blogger  and  that blogger  are not "writers". So let me just put it out there now, I am not a writer and I will never call myself one. I'm a blogger, and what you choose as a description of a blogger is your choice. But for me, I blog to get shit off my chest, express some stupid silly humor, share a story or recipe and to connect with others that are like me. That's pretty much it. If I want to have run on sentences because I'm pouring my heart out and can't stop typing because I'm so tense and have SO MUCH TO SAY, I will. If I want to use colons and commas in all the wrong places, I will. I'm sure you still understand what I'm trying to say and that's all that matters to me really. If my posts sound like I'm yelling or running out of breath, good. I'd rather you feel what I'm putting down here instead of me trying to find some fancy word (that I probably can't even pronounce) just so someone can be like "what a great writer"... it ain't me babe. {name that movie}


Also, I'm not trying to knock those of you that are writers. Because holy shit some of you are amazing. Like Dayna, who literally (see what I just did there) takes you to another land with her words. it's like you're there with her in that moment that she's describing but you're kinda still on a cloud floating by and just feeling it all. She is an immaculate writer. Flawless.


I'm just a rambler. And that's how I like it.


25 comments :

  1. Thats how I like it too! I dont claim to be a fabulous writer.. I just blog.

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  2. Yes girl! I agree with all of this! When I first started my blog I vowed to myself that I would be as authentic as possible and that often means I write as if im talking to my homegirls and not creating a new literature book! We all have our different things..mine just isnt writer

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  3. I agree!! We never claim to be writer but experience sharers (yes that not a word). Some writers whom I love their books are awful bloggers, and vice versa. It's a tradeoff

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  4. I completely agree! When it comes to blog, I just write to write whatever is on my mind without worrying about it be the best writing out there. I'll leave that for work and school. :)

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  5. I'm with you, I'm more of a thought recorder than a writer.

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  6. me too, i said from the start "i will write how i talk". :)

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  7. such a tradeoff. in other areas too like, some blogs i like to read but i hate their twitter or instagram. or the other way around.

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  8. exactly, just pour it all out. imperfections and all :)

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  9. Yes, same here! Some are better on twitter and Instagram

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  10. Amen to that! people tell me that I write the way I speak which is not really how I probably should write. we all gotta do what's right for us!

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  11. The way you write as you speak actually translates well into blogs in my opinion. I am (sort of) a writer and I had to try to do what you are doing naturally when I got into blogging. It's getting easier now but sometimes I have to catch myself from getting long winded and over wordy.

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  12. Ditto! I'm not a writer either. Never claimed to be and never will. I'm with you... write how I talk.

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  13. Hallie OceansideJune 17, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I think I go back in forth on this. I some days will just write how i speak, which is usually just a bunch of babble, but sometimes I really love telling an amazing story. I think we all have our little niche and yours is perfect for you!

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  14. I love this post! Personally, I consider myself a "writer," but that's not always what my blog is. Sometimes it's advice, and things I love, and getting some opinions out there, and just connecting - and that's not really "writing" a lot of the time. But at the same time, I think we are writers, just not in the traditional sense. A misplaced comma or a run-on sentence doesn't mean you're not a writer, it means you've found your voice. Which I really think you have, and it adds so much to the experience of reading your blog!

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  15. totally agree, i don't think of myself as a writer either. i also write like how i speak irl, and sometimes that's just not grammatically correct at all.

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  16. i love it so much more when i read posts like that, makes me feel more connected to the blogger.

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  17. i think it translates well because it makes you feel like you're getting to know the person more :)

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  18. that's a good point, when telling a certain story it's better to not be so all over the place haha

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  19. thank you!
    you just gave me a new perspective on this, we're writers just not traditional ones. hmm
    xo

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  20. haha imagine if the grammar nazi's were always around to correct how we talk too?! ahhh!

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  21. TheJessaOlsonBlogJune 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    I ramble and random. Oh yeah I jump from topic to topic with no real segway to each one. I love is post and glad that I am not the only one.

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