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Blogging Is The Path

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. ~ Joseph Campbell

What is blogging, really?

There’s so much been written about it, so many definitions, so much advice, so many posts penned, published, tweeted, shared - but how many of us can say what it is, really?

I could make a stab at a few definitions myself.

It’s writing practice.

It’s learning through feedback.

It’s the power to share ideas, possibilities, new ways of thinking.

It’s the way to make connections, to weave our stories together, to make meaning of inter-connectedness.

Blogging is all of those things, and more.

But I also think blogging is simply: the path.

We learn by walking it.

We find it by walking it.

There is no other way.

That’s how it’s your path ;-)

The Path

The photo is one of mine, taken a year last March, in the highlands.   The season’s changing here already… but not that much ;-)

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  1. Marya | Writing Happiness says:

    Hi Joanna, you are absolutely right. Like many other things in life, blogging is a journey indeed. Half the fun is along the way. Cheers :)

  2. Amber Cuadra says:

    This is very good! A good way to look at blogging, it is indeed all of those things! And it’s fun too.

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  4. island traveler says:

    Words that comes from an inspired heart. Blogging is a journey that leads to a path of self discovery. It leads to a path that makes you see the World in a different perspective. It’s a path that makes you realize you’re no longer alone in your walks in life. Great post.

  5. Joanna Paterson
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Thanks all for being part of the journey :-) @ Marya and @ Amber: I’m glad that blogging is fun for you… all too easy to forget that part of the equation!

  6. J.D. Meier says:

    Well done and I like the way you framed out the path.

    Blogging is a path of many adventures and, like anything, it’s ultimately what we make of it.

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  8. Mikaela D'Eigh says:

    Beautiful, Joanna! Thanks for sharing and I love the photograph! It’s a scene that just begs for a story!

  9. Forest says:

    Wow… thx ;-]

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  11. Joanna Paterson
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    @J.D. Meier: indeed - just what we make of it. Thanks JD

    @Mikaela D’Eigh: it is seriously inviting isn’t it? (funnily enough I was just writing about invitations on my other site… hadn’t made the connection till now…)

    @Forest: thanks!

  12. NextGen Writer
    Twitter: nextgen_writer

    Hi Joanna,

    I agree, modern writers can’t live without their blog - there is no other way at all. I believe ‘A blog a day, keeps the doctor away’ :-)

    No matter what type of writer you are, your blog is your best asset where you write for yourself. Writing for others will earn you good money but writing for yourself will make you rich one day!

  13. Joanna Paterson
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    @NextGen Writer: well I’m not at all sure about rich one day, but I’d definitely agree it helps to keep the fingers nimble and the mind active and the words flowing :-)


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