I’ve been thinking about this, I love to write but for some reason I am having trouble blogging and I finally figured out why I am not a good blogger. If you’ve been following my blog you know that I am trying to “find my voice.” One of these suggestions was to take a topic and give my thoughts or point of view on it, so that is what I have been doing. But the problem is that when I read something that I intend to write about, I want to “research” that topic. I don’t want to read just one article and rely on the accuracy of that writer’s facts because let’s face it; we all see things in our own way and when we want to sway people to see things our way we will use facts or research that support our theory. So when a writer/columnist is writing about a topic, they will use documentation that supports their topic.
I read a two-page article in the NY Times yesterday on earmarking in congress, it was a great article and had all the makings of backing up my thoughts on term limits for congress. But the trouble was that I didn’t have the time to research everything I wanted to and still write a blog, plus the fact that I think blogs should be a bit on the short side and I could see me expounding on the topic for pages and pages!
Don’t take this to mean that I am going to stop blogging because that is not the case! I may just change the way I blog to compliment my way of writing.