Today I read a post named ‘The Infamous question of Why’, written by blogger Mark Halon at ‘Making you think’.
I became immediately interested in his way of thinking; besides being a reflective post, it is very instructive too, for those who forgot why the sky is blue! Worth reading it.
‘WHY’; it happens to be the first word I spoke (kidding..need to ask this to my parents), and still is the first one that instinctively pops up in my mind when I see things.
Surprise, surprise, I asked why, when reading today’s prompt for Day 6 NaBloPoMo – Do you consider yourself a “professional blogger”? Why or Why not? What does that mean to you?
Why would my opinion on my professional abilities (whatever that is) – as opposed to that of my readers – be that important to deserve a post? It feels like a very self-centred subject that may derail halfway people’s interest threshold.
I headed to WordPress Daily Prompt for inspiration on another theme and found Literate for a Day, inspired by fellow blogger Chic Prune, who is worth every word he writes. ‘Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?’
Problem solved. I’m answering the selfish question to my MacBook Air, my blogging companion and loyal buddy.
My dearest Mac, above myself, you see my behavior in its purest form and can judge if it is or not professional.
You are the first who knows how and what I think, in its most clear or convoluted format. You see my thoughts going back and forth, my ideas being instantly cut and pasted to a different paragraph, or killed with a ‘delete’ function, followed by some pauses of uncertainty on which way to go next.
You aren’t perhaps happy with my sometimes unforgiving procrastination to finish a post, but those pauses help bringing inspiration back on track. That is why I stop writing to check e-mail or Whatsapp messages, while eating chocolates for brain nurturing and recharging. Serotonin does wonders for our mood and chocolate is the answer!
You maybe would just like me to get done and over with it faster, and go into sleep mode to rest a bit. But you also know that I’m an incorrigible multi-tasking woman, and won’t let you go so easily. Let’s be fair, I’m convinced that this is Mercury’s planet fault, as I was born a Gemini under its influence.
I’m grateful for your help with possible spelling mistakes, which you diligently check and I erase; but could you please stop being so rigid with the use of passive voice? Everyone uses it anyways, didn’t you know that? And could you please leave my many browser’s windows open, without warning me that my startup disk is full, so that I can find all I want at once? I have a method, believe me.
I must confess that I cheat on you; I keep my iPhone by my side, with the WordPress app opened on ‘Photo101, The Commons’, so that I can check what is going on there and give my opinion from time to time.
If you remember well, with your help, I have already expressed on my about page that I’m not a professional writer. My definition of one, is someone who studied it, practices it, masters it, and writes for a living.
I’m just a blogger using her own voice. I am who I am. I am not ashamed to share with you my thoughts and emotions. Is that professional? It is honest.
PS. After some discussions with our readers below, and more self-evaluation, I promise to stop dropping pieces of cookies on your ‘lap-keyboard’; and to clean your ‘face-screen’ more often. Hope you’re feeling lighter and relieved, as today I moved all photos to the external hard drive. No, no, no, don’t ask me to remove the pre-historic data from my documents. Enough.