New Year Resolutions, Content, And Poems!
Hi there. The New Year started and with it, endless resolutions.
I believe that when we work quietly on our projects, without any tension, the outcome is always better; like a mission between you and the universe. So, instead of showcasing my list of resolutions, I am starting my first blog post of the year with one of my resolutions. Create more content for my website.
So, what’s the new deal?
Last year, I didn’t have much time to create new content. I must admit that my ideas were a little disorganized. Not much happened the way I wanted. This time, I hope that the result is not necessarily perfect, but at least better.I share what I write because I want other people to read my work.Click To Tweet
This article is an example of things that do not go according to what has been planned. I wanted to have it on the blog within the early days of January. But I’ve been sick with a cold since the week before Christmas, but now I’m better.
Is it déjà Vu?
If you follow my Instagram, you may have noticed constant repetitions in my publications. This is not due to the lack of new writings; I have hundreds of new poems, many of which I’m sure, I will never get to publish in my lifespan.
The thing is, some are short poems or phrases that with the right set of feelings I want to develop into something more meaningful and longer; I labeled that group “heavy editing”. Others only need a light touch up, a title, or a simple little something. And the stack continues to grow as new thoughts arise in between editing and retouches.Dedicating my free time to improve my writing skills is the best thing I have done.Click To Tweet
The poems I have already completed, I’m not willing to throw them on Instagram to the mercy of short-lived hashtags. Instagram is crushing small accounts like mine. Our work has very little chance of being seen. I do not seek fame or popularity, but I share what I write because I want other people to read my work.
The best thing I’ve done
I tried to comprehend the things that must happen to my account to grow. Many articles on the web will tell you that you should give “like” to hundreds of photos per day, comments on posts randomly, and some other “strategies” that do not fit with my personality; I find them to be unethical and dishonest. Nowadays, my time on Instagram is limited. I stopped the search for “strategies” and mainly focus on my feed, comments, and DMs from my readers.Instagram is crushing small accounts like mine. Our work has very little chance of being seen.Click To Tweet
Sometimes I like to explore things I like, such as art, illustrations, drawings, whimsical art, floral, fantasy, nature, animals, bookish, calligraphy and watercolor posts. My reaction to those posts is honest.
Dedicating my free time to improve my writing skills is the best thing I have done.The Ugly Betty of poetry getting a makeover. I promise you not a change of style, but noticeable improvements.Click To Tweet
Why not publish those poems here, you may ask?
After the launch of The Wishful Box last year in May, every time I finished a long poem, I was conflicted between “upload the poem to the website, or save it for my future book? It was a process learning to separate my ideas between those two and organize them into a “trip for business or pleasure” kind of thing. But I did it.
Did you mention a book?
Yes, that is correct. But no, it is not coming soon.
I have a title for the book, which I prefer to keep private until it does happen. I envision how it looks, how it feels inside and out. It will take some time to craft the book I dream of. Therefore, it’s important that I invest my time in improving, fortifying and polishing my style.I created a series of short poems, divided into different themes. Each theme contains five to seven new poems.Click To Tweet
If you’ve been following my journey, you will see something like The Ugly Betty of poetry getting a makeover. I promise you not a change of style, but noticeable improvements.
Part of the change
To maintain a consistency of new content and poetry, I created a series of short poems, divided into different themes. They will be published on the blog and only long poems will be archived in my portfolio.
Each theme contains five to seven poems and they are all new. So far, only one group contains a poem that has been published earlier.
I’m very happy with this project. I think you’re going to love it. And if you do, please share and comment your thoughts here after an entry on the blog or on social media. It’s something that helps me a lot in every way possible.
Hint: the first group of poems will be published next Monday. The theme is Winter.
Thank you for your time and support.