normalcy-as-content

Writing is reflective. Journaling is contemplative. Enlightening, and self-assuring. As I do this (“this” being writing 2,000-4,000 words a day (usually) about the events within my own life), I find myself realizing that the more I look around, the more I see people simply NOT doing anything like this. Maybe a handful of scragglers on the fringes of the WWW, but not a whole lot of people put ANY and certainly not ALL of their journal entries online, publicly.nnBut it is the catharsis of public accountability that makes it all “true”, for me. It actually **builds** and **supports** my beliefs (and belief in) how things are in the world.nnYou see, it *brings me* confidence. It *brings me* reassurance. And it *brings me* hope (in life, in general). And I haven’t always been like this, either. Most people (I assume) don’t write any type of text documents, or journals, or blogs, or even e-mails on any type of regular basis – so why would they try their hand at what(ever) *this* is? I can’t blame them for a second – I neither envy them, nor pity them – they are who they are, I am who I am. The end.nnBut still, it would be good to have more “comrades” in this space. People who made normalcy (of life) the content of their blog. Not “I gotta write this great thing, that is edited to immaculate perfection, and then get some statistics to measure how “well I did”, and on and on” – just write it ALL and let the cards fall where they may! No one is *that* interesting, online *or* offline. Just tear down the walls of self censorship and filters and let the life flow through the words.nnJust my opinionnn(a follow-up (part. 2) [here](https://write.as/tmo/balcony-blogging-in-the-sunny-sunshine))nn#writing

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