Blog World Thoughts

This little ol’ blogger just hasn’t been in the mood to blog, or had the mental energy to write creatively lately. Yet here I am. Drawn to tap out my thoughts and discover what this post evolves into. Isn’t that what writers do?

To be honest, I have felt a little lost in blog world lately.

When I write, it’s eclectic according to no schedule, format, or niche topic. I continue to be amazed when people actually read what I have to say! I follow some wonderful blogs (if you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of them). I have caught myself wondering…what have I got to contribute? Is it time to recalibrate Quietly Roaring?

To recalibrate means “to re-examine (one’s thinking, a plan, a system of values, etc.) and correct it in accord with a new understanding or purpose.”

Do I have a new understanding or purpose?

When you’re feeling lost, the best way out is to return to where you started and why you started the journey.

2021. The year my world was rocked by the discovery of a breast lump and subsequent large invasive tumour that had to be removed along with my breast. During the long months of chemotherapy that followed, co-vid was rampant, vaccinations were new, and low immunity kept me confined at home. Quietly Roaring was born. It gave me a way to reach beyond my four walls, and to my surprise, people connected with my writing.

2022. The year of recovering, getting used to a new normal, and regrowing my hair! I took a year’s long service leave from work. I took up studying for my Masters. Quietly Roaring continued, albeit with a natural shift from writing about faith during cancer to simply writing about faith and life.

2023. New joys. New job. New challenges. Continuing to follow the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Quietly Roaring is still here, but where to from here?

To recalibrate or not? Create a new look site? Find a niche? Create a catchy format? Start scheduling my writing?

I follow inspiring, excellent writers who do these things, and it is wonderful knowing what to expect and when! Others just write occasionally, so when I see a post from them, I am eager to read what led them to share.

When I go back to why I am in blog world, it started because I simply needed to write to encourage myself during a time when my faith was being severely tested, which at the Holy Spirit’s prompting, led to writing to encourage others.

Rather than feeling lost in blog world, perhaps the eclectic, no formula, no schedule, no niche topic kinda thing IS my style, and that’s okay.

I’ll do me. πŸ™‚

And you do you. πŸ™‚

Together our individual writing styles are exactly what makes the WordPress community a wonderful world to explore.

That’s my encouragement to all my fellow writers today. May AI never replace the authenticity of what we have to share!

Blessings to you,

Jo πŸ™‚

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28 thoughts on “Blog World Thoughts

  1. Just as the world would be much less interesting if we all looked alike, so the blogosphere would be much less interesting if all wrote alike. / I did not know (or just not remember?!) that you’d battled breast cancer, Jo. Your remarks here inspired me! I love the way you chose to use your time productively. No complaints–even though you faced a lot of “newness,” which undoubtedly caused stress. Your voice-of-experience is a worthy addition here at WordPress and beyond! Please keep writing!

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    1. I like that new word Nancy, “blogosphere”! πŸ™‚
      Yes, God has taken even cancer and brought something good out of it. My new job this year is working with cancer clients. I could never have imagined in a million years I’d be doing that. Its hard, but it’s where God has put me for now and maybe I’ll tell that side of the story one day.
      I hope you’re doing okay Nancy, making your way through your own “new” territory.


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