I’m in a quandary.

Well, you read the title.

I don’t know what to do. With the blog, that is.

For a few years now (not very actively but still) this has been a safe space for me to share my creative writing. Poems, short stories, lyrics -anything that involves a healthy dose of imagination- I’ve loved giving it all a home here and it delights me that you want to read my ramblings. The one thing I haven’t done though is get personal.

I realized yesterday that even though my slightly more polished thoughts and characters are here on display, you don’t really know much of anything about me. I never just dress it down and tell you about myself and my life in a way that isn’t all riddles and rhymes.

I haven’t because I’ve always thought no one would really care. And truth is, I often don’t care to read that stuff either. If (and that’s a big if) I don’t feel connected to the person, that is. If I somehow feel like I know them (even if it’s only through something as superficial as instagram) I suddenly love to hear all about their daily thoughts, joys and challenges. At that point it no longer feels distant but as something I too can grow from, mourn or rejoice over. Shouldn’t that be the whole point of the internet anyway? To intertwine us, create a connection that crosses bounds and limitations.

And the thing is, the only way to get that little but oh so valuable connection is to get vulnerable and share just a little more of ourselves with each other. But, appearantly I’ve decided no one here would care about the more of me. Now I’ve concluded that it was very rude to of me to make such an assumption and put thoughts in your head. Sorry about that.

Anyway. I guess my question is; would you care if I got a bit more personal on here? I would still mainly have this blog for creative writing since that’s where my heart lies, but I’m also an avid journaler and am now seriously considering bringing a little bit of that with me when I come on here. Once a week, maybe. Just a little peek into my everyday life with all it’s ups and downs, as well as a bit of a taste of what I’m learning (and unlearning) along the way.

What do you think? What do you turn to blogs for? Is it just to be creatively inspired or do you also enjoy creating a connection? If you have any thoughts on the matter I’d absolutely love it if you left me a comment letting me know!

Thank you for being interested in my thoughts and ramblings and for being along for the ride, wherever it may lead.

Much love, Hanna

5 thoughts on “I’m in a quandary.

  1. Poorwa Vishwakarma says:

    Honestly, I started my blog because I got a lot of time and nothing to do because of the lockdown. But from the first day of it, I started to enjoy it. I love to learn here and make new friends and to connect with people and to share my thoughts with them. Nice blog Hanna!

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    1. Hanna Streng says:

      Hi Poorwa! Well, sounds like you made great use of all that time. So glad you enjoy it!
      And I love that you use this platform to connect and make new friends, I want to do some more of that too. Do you have any particular blogs you like? 😊 And thank you so much for the kind words!

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