Wisdom

Writing is hard

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School has begun again and so has my period. Sorry if you find me a little direct, but it is what it is. I’m feeling tired and I’m already looking forward to the next vacation. Once every week, I try to write a new blog post and a new chapter for my story on Wattpad, but let me tell you this. It’s hard. It isn’t because of the writing itself. I love writing and even though it can be hard at times, I still enjoy every second of it. I can do it for hours. So, let me tell you what this is about.

Although you might not always realize it, it takes a lot of time and hard work to write a good blog post or a chapter. And every time I’ve posted something I’ve written, there is this part of me that wants other people to see it and comment on it. To receive some kind of recognition. It doesn’t matter people what kind of feedback or comments people would give, but I just wish for my writings to be seen. I feel so invisible.

Now I just want to assure you that I don’t want this to turn into a self-pity post. I just want to share one of my struggles with the world. And maybe it’s something other people can find themselves in too. 

It’s not like I don’t get any views. I do. But views are just numbers. Numbers can feel so meaningless. Numbers don’t have a face or a soul. They don’t come even close to words. It’s when someone leaves a comment, when I know that there’s someone who cares enough about my work to comment on it. It’s something I long for.  I just want to be seen. To be recognized. 

There used to be a time that it was easier for me to get comments on blog posts or my stories. But now that I have started all over again with my blog and that I’ve started writing a new book, everything’s different. It’s so much harder now. I know that also has a lot to do with the fact that I have started all over again. Getting more readers can take a lot of time. So I know that in this situation, patience is important. And something else is that living in a time where people read less and watch more videos, also doesn’t really help.

But this struggle doesn’t make me lose my optimism. I know that good things don’t come easy in life and that it requires a lot of hard work. And it of course also takes time. I’m trying to reach more people by learning  about different ways how to do that. I’ll get there somehow! 🙂

Love, Margriet

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Simone
    September 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Een Nederlandse reactie om even echt iets te kunnen zeggen. Je blogposts zijn geweldig. Geniet van het schrijven en weet dat ze geweldig zijn. Je bent echt een mooi mens😍

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      Margriet
      September 12, 2018 at 12:40 am

      Awww wat lief van je! Dat maakt me erg blij!😊 Jij bent ook echt een schat!❤️

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    Michelle sillery
    September 13, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I know what you mean though, you put all this work in it would be nice to get some acknowledgement. If it counts for anything I enjoy your writing 🙂

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      Margriet
      September 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you, that definitely counts to me!❤️

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    Kimmy Ripley
    September 13, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I love your optimism! It is true that good things come to those who wait.

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      Margriet
      September 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you! I love being optimistic and spreading positivity 🙂

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    Leanna
    September 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I completely agree with you. I wish the whole world could read my posts and get some kind of acknowledgement. Blogging can be tough and it’s also brave. Not many people can put their feelings out there so if you can do it, you should get some acknowledgement:)

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    Candice Milner
    September 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Writing can definitely be hard at times, especially when you put so much into it. But if we didn’t get something out of it, we wouldn’t do it.

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    Fifamè
    September 28, 2018 at 9:55 am

    You’re so right about this one! To be read, seen and reconized. It such a struggle sometimes, but perseverance will sure pay off!

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