Why do I Ello
So as usual I started thinking up of things to write while I couldn't write at the moment, so I called to hubs to please bring me my phone so I could record my thoughts and not lose them! He obliged. :)
Some of you may or may not have noticed that I work in phases. I'll write for a lot for a few days or week or two on here, and then suddenly poof I'm gone. Like a lot of things, I find that unless I feel I have a genuine purpose for something I don't stick to it. Partially I felt, and I think I've mentioned this before that Ello was like my "out loud" diary. I would rant, ramble, and say stuff and a lot of it, at least I feel, isn't always coherent or as polished as I'd like it to be. When it comes to Ello, I usually don't overthink my posts. I simply write what's on my heart ands on mind.
On the other hand, my blog and now site, is slightly more...edited? It's still me, but whereas here I feel I'm among friends, on those spaces I feel like people will judge me for not writing perfectly especially if I declared myself a writer and editor. I hope that as I gain readers on my blog and site, that some of those readers will become friends and get to know me, but otherwise I do have to put slightly more thought and polish into the posts I do in those areas, which is what leads me to writing all of this.
My purpose on Ello
Ello is my creative playground
It's not that I don't care about what I write on here, it's that I don't care about portraying a certain image or worry about what you will think. I don't have many followers on here to begin with, and that's okay, to me it's about the quality, but those that I have interacted with on here are wonderful folks. Especially @wandering_mind, someone who I have connected with most here and am thankful to have "met and it's just nice to know that people out there -care-!
Back to my point. So I'm doing a writing challenge I discovered called Write 31 Days. Yesterday I just couldn't find it in me to think up a new post for the day. Honestly, I find that when I know I have to write consecutively my brain shuts down on me, need to work on that. Anyway, so I remembered I had written a few things on here and I started looking back at my posts. I ended up using one of those posts, and as I reread it I loved what I had written. I'm not trying to say that it was the best thing written ever, but more that as I read it, it was so refreshing because it was something that I know genuinely came from my heart. So I re-posted it on my site and mentioned that it came from here.
So why do I Ello? Because it's a place where my mind and heart can be free. So what if it's my "out loud" diary? So what if I make mistakes and don't come off as the most excellent-est of writers that ever wrote? My words here are my diamonds in the rough. That's what you'll get from my writing on here.
Later on I can edit and re-purpose for my blog and site, but I have something to work with. If you're into photography, my words here are RAW files, and my posts on my blog and site are the processed version of what I have to say. Does it mean I'm being fake? Not at all. It's just...a different look.
P.S. - Although I had a whole recorded "post", I ended up writing all of this without listening to my recording, at least I had the back up in case I did forget lol.