Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Will You Hold On To This For Me?

These past few weeks, I've been thinking a lot about what this blog is. When people ask me what my blog is about, I tell them it's about my 'writing journey', whatever that means. It seems to quiet people, so I leave it be.

I don't think it's that.

In truth, I don't know what it is. I do know that this virtual space is mine. That I go to it, to write. And that's about all I know.

When I was a teenager, I wanted to draw a picture of how I was feeling because the image was so strong, so real. I couldn't draw it the way I wanted to. I still can't. But the image has stayed with me.

I wanted to draw a picture of two people. One person with a head flipped open, like the lid of a can. And the other holding their hands out.

It was not just about sharing thoughts. It was as if to say: Please. Take this. Keep this for me.

In some ways, I think this blog is an extension of that feeling. I need others to keep these stories and thoughts for me.

So, thank you. :-) Thank you for holding on to all this, whatever this is. I hope to do the same for you, if you need it.


  1. Great post! Like you, I think that blogging is a way of safeguarding my thoughts. I find blogging the easiest, and safest, way for me to express myself. It also gives me the chance to 'meet' like minded people, that I may not have found in the real world, due to being shy and lacking in confidence.

    I love reading your blog, and thanks for letting us holding on to your writing.

  2. I've been wondering what my blog "is" also - seems like so many have a set theme and I get sucked up in that, and thinking who my audience is, blah blah blah. But the image of the brain-can flipped open is PERFECT. You should draw it and make a "community" for people who blog about anything and everything.

  3. Great post, Melissa. I love that image of giving something creative, out of our very soul.

    Sometimes I have no idea what my blog is. But I like that it's just an outlet. We all need it. And everyone's is so different from one another, according to our needs and our personalities and muses.

  4. I do. Lovely post, Melissa.

  5. This post perfectly describes the wish and the need to blog - to be oneself and to share with others. Fo me, it is natural to blog and to write.

    I identified with the 'quieting' response to your answer when others ask!

  6. Woman! So beautifully said. I too wonder what what my space is all about. I love the picture you wanted to draw. It's in my head now. Thanks. I see it vividly.

    You rock, girlfriend. Thanks for supporting my blog. I always look forward to your visits. :-)

  7. It's almost like a journal, isn't it?

    Happy blogging!