Since the beginning of this year something has been coming up over and over again.
I started this blog back in 2005, at the time it was just a space to save poetry bits which I liked, hence the name “Al gravitar Rodando” which means At the gravitating turning (you can read the poem over here, though I warn you it’s more than a bit confusing 🙂 ) .
At the time this title seemed perfectly because of the pure confussion and madness going around my life at the time, I wasn’t a jeweler back then, I was stuck in an office job and the blog was kind of a little creative outlet of mine.
Little did I know back then life would take such a spin, I kept writing on an off.. even personal things of my day to day, I look back and I see my transition into a jeweler, how my business began, when I moved to Guatemala, etc.
Why did I stopped writing?
This is perhaphs one of the silliest things you will read today… I met someone who said ” oh .. I liked what you wrote about bla..bla bla..” … to which I was a bit surprised someone in my same city had even read my blog.. then I discovered that everytime I post something it goes into my subscribers inbox.
I know… big deal, huh? That’s kind of what you want isn’t it? to be read, found and followed…
Well it did the complete opposite…
I was extremely shy about posting random ramblings and it just kind of stopped, I didn’t want to be Spam.
I also went into a social media rage.. where I got sick of Facebook, discovered instagram (not many words, bingo!) and then few things started happening.
First I went to a workshop where they asked us to write during the duration of it (2 weeks) our thoughts .. I followed the “Morning pages” routine which asks to write 750 words every morning, this is about 3 pages.
So I do enjoy writing, apparently I am only shy to be read..
Time went by and I got told by a person I truly admired that I have to start writing NOW. This because we do forget details, processes and thoughts.. so it’s important to keep track, I guess that it is also nice to share, how many nights have I spent reading other people..
I get back home and a close friend says, you should write on the plane back home, write everything that comes through your head…
This week was the closing point.
I was sitting down having coffee with my friends and it seems as if everyone had decided to bring this topic up.. they told me the exact same thing..” You have to write, there is a lot going on.. do it!”
We spoke about people understanding you are not a “writer”, if there are mistakes it’s understandable, there is no more pressure than the one you give yourself, really it’s not a big deal and finally this is the only way to improve your writing as well, simply by doing so.
Funnier still is I go out on a date and also have the person sitting in front of me saying ” You should share more, your costumers might be interested in who is behind the work and these stories”
Since last Thursday I’ve been thinking about it and well I do believe in signs… so here goes, it’s pure stubborness, also the ever present insecurity that hunts me sometimes, but here is to another go this time I want to share things that interest me, battling between having a personal or business blog it’s a bit difficult..
But I reckon bits of things I run along the way are more interesting than just posting pieces of my jewelry.. for this I do an almost daily post in my business Instagram.
So to begin I leave you with this ramble, there will probably be a lot of that, I don’t think I have changed in that sense one bit.
Good night and I leave you with a song!
I think you should keep writing. I think I have followed your blogs for years now. They are rare and special. Because you think carefully about everything you say.. keep at it. Don’t forget you are an artist. ; )
James, you are very kind! I hope to stick to it this time.. Thank you for the encouragment!
Yes, I have always enjoyed your poetry and design process ideas!!! ¿Poder compartir es crecer en su capacidad de amar, no?
Super lindo! …. Thank you always for your support 🙂