I Write Because #MondayMusings

Quite a while back we had a prompt, Why I Write here.

We all write for different, albeit somewhat similar, reasons. I think it’s important that we revisit or redefine these reasons, every once in a while.

That’s why I’m excited to share two interesting links with you today.

The first one is a project inspired by the Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk’s lecture and is called the I Write Because Project. Go here to find out more and to submit your own reasons for writing.

I write because I have an innate need to write! I write because I can’t do normal work like other people. I write because I want to read books like the ones I write. I write because I am angry at all of you, angry at everyone. I write because I love sitting in a room all day writing. I write because I can only partake in real life by changing it. I write because I want others, all of us, the whole world, to know what sort of life we lived, and continue to live, in Istanbul, in Turkey. I write because I love the smell of paper, pen, and ink. I write because I believe in literature, in the art of the novel, more than I believe in anything else. I write because it is a habit, a passion. I write because I am afraid of being forgotten. I write because I like the glory and interest that writing brings. I write to be alone. Perhaps I write because I hope to understand why I am so very, very angry at all of you, so very, very angry at everyone. I write because I like to be read. I write because once I have begun a novel, an essay, a page, I want to finish it. I write because everyone expects me to write. I write because I have a childish belief in the immortality of libraries, and in the way my books sit on the shelf. I write because it is exciting to turn all of life’s beauties and riches into words. I write not to tell a story, but to compose a story. I write because I wish to escape from the foreboding that there is a place I must go but – just as in a dream – I can’t quite get there. I write because I have never managed to be happy. I write to be happy.

– Orhan Pamuk

The second one, no less exciting, talks about how to write a mission statement for your blog. Now this is something, I’ve never consciously done and I plan to focus on it over the next few days on all my blogs.  Just to give you a taste of the kind of questions, Co-Schedule suggests, I’m sharing their visual here.

Would you consider writing a mission statement for your blog?

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It is time for #MondayMusings and all you have to do is:

  • Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
  • Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link to this post.
  • Add your link to the linky which you will find either here and on the post of a co-host.
  • Use our #MondayMusings badge to help other bloggers join in too.

#MondayMusings

Every Monday, another blogger will be co-hosting with me. If you’d like to be that blogger, let me know either in the comments or by using the contact form. I’ll let you know the date and provide you with the code.

Today’s linky can be found here below and my co-host is the inspiring blogger, Astrid.

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Author: Corinne Rodrigues

Lover of words | Self-acceptance blogger | Instructional designer| Book Reviewer| Blog Coach

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