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2022

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when someone blogs about your writing

Yesterday I exchanged a couple of emails with Ray from blogroll.org (which is an excellent resource for discovering blogs) and he alerted me to a blog post written about me.

I spent the next few moments not really in my body as I read what he wrote. I felt really awkward (in a good way I suppose) because I am not used to this at all.

I am very thankful that someone sees and appreciates my writing in this way. My writing tend to be very personal and longwinded – I know I am longwinded but I don’t want to cut out pieces of myself and how I really think in my chaotic mind just to fit some perception of how one’s writing should be – I tend to feel like everything I write goes into some vacuum.

I do get private messages from strangers once in a while which I am also very thankful for, but someone translating my quotes in Dutch on index cards is another thing altogether. I hope Wouter doesn’t mind me sharing a screenshot of his website:

I feel so seen. This is a moment I will cherish.

working on a list of posts I want to write in case I lose my capacity to write anytime soon. we wouldn’t know how much time we have left, so why not err on the side of caution? also it could allow me to move on to something else when I’m done with writing all of them.