The current topic for Tell Me About…is Writing, Blogging and Journaling. I’ve always loved writing. When I was in school, I’d get in trouble for writing too much. I’ve been journaling or blogging for nearly 20 years.
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” —William Wordsworth
I first fell in love with writing when I began reading poetry. I loved Emily Dickinson. I still remember reading:
Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
I would also read Whitman, Emerson, and Poe. They all influenced my love of poetry. I had decided to start writing poems myself. Poems are not so literal so they have the ability to create powerful imagery to evoke emotions or conjure up some crazy imaginations. I love just how powerful the art form is.
Writing poetry has also helped me convey emotions that I couldn’t exactly tap into on my own. With the poem I wrote about rape and abuse, it conveyed so much darkness that I didn’t know I felt. That darkness had been buried so deep inside me that it took creative use of language to draw it out.
I’ve had some sort of a blog for about 20 years. I haven’t always kept up with them so much, but I would write from time to time. I still remember my first blog on Xanga.
When I used to blog, it was always about random, stupid things. Those blogs are no longer in existence because I didn’t want a whole lot tied to my real name. I’ve wanted to pretty much go incognito.
With this blog, I keep my identity a secret. It’s a very importance blog to me because it helps me process different things in my kink life as well as my dating life. It also provides me with a place to share my creative side in the form of stories, poetry, or fantasies.
On this blog, I get to be unashamed about the dirty little slut that I am. In my vanilla world, that is not the case because of my upbringing.
Journaling has always been more personal. It’s always been the raw, unfiltered version of me. While I still feel more myself writing for this blog, I still filter myself and hold back. When writing in my journal, I don’t have to fear holding a different opinion than others. When I journal, I am writing my own narrative. It is not dictated by others; it is purely what’s on my heart and mind.
I’ve had many journals over the years. I’m actually quite picky about notebooks and the lines on the pages have a lot to do with which notebooks I’ll buy. I like notebooks with grids, narrow ruled lines or no lines at all.
I also need a good pen when I journal. I take my handwriting very personally and cringe when my writing looks like chicken scratch.
Here are some pens that I recommend:
- Uni-Ball Signo UM-151 Gel Pen
- Pilot Juice Gel Pen
- Zebra Sarasa Clip (0.4mm)
- Sakura Pigma Micron
- Ganssia Colorful Cat Pens
I personally prefer pens with points that are .5mm or smaller. The writing is more precise and if you have amazing handwriting, it will look typed and professional. I wonder if anyone else is as particular about pens as I am. If you have any other pen recommendations, please share as I love finding new amazing pens to add to my collection.
The Sassy Sub Daily
Image: A page from my actual journal