5 bloggers describe the driving force behind their passion for writing in The Passion Project.
“There’s a quote that says ‘I must write, or I shall die of grief.’ and I’ve never read anything more true. I have to write or I feel like I’m going to explode – it’s the only thing I know how to 100% wholeheartedly do and it’s a part of my identity, so the thing that pushes me to write is the fact that it’s what I was put here on this earth to do, and if I was to suppress that, I’d be slowly killing the one thing that makes me who I am.”
“My blog started as a personal journal when I was going through a major transition in my life. I felt lost and needed a way to just get everything out. Since I am much more comfortable typing than physically writing things, a blog was the perfect way to do this. What keeps me writing is the same kind of thing – my blog is still a personal journal of what is going on in my life, but now it’s taken on more of a narrative voice instead of a “dear diary” feel. I love writing. I can’t imagine my life without it now. It helps me to sort through things in my life. Just being able to “get it all out” as they say. That’s what pushes me to write. To destress, to relax, to be able to just articulate my own feelings. Now that I have followers and a community within my blog, it just makes it better. Having that support and interest is also a major push to keep writing.”
“I write because I like to create emotion out of nothing. I like to arrange words in exact orders within phrases that hits you in the heart just right. I like to create emotions and situations and characters and watch them interact. I like art that makes you feel something. And writing is the best way I know how to do that.”
“What pushes me to write is a manor of things, originally it was a distraction from depression and anxiety to try and give myself something to focus on. I also was in a job where I spent every day writing blogs and I really enjoyed it but wished I could talk about my own life. Nowadays I love writing and what pushes me to write is the fact that I know there are people out there who enjoy reading what I say, as well as giving me something to focus on outside of University. I’ve met some lovely blogger friends including you whose blogs I love reading, so it makes me feel almost like part of a little community!”
“The feeling after I write is why I write in the first place. I don’t consider to be a writer. I don’t really care or put thought into how elaborate my writing is – I just write. (You should see my journal, it’s such a mess, and most of it is grammatically incorrect because my thoughts are so fast I can’t keep up.) But I know that when I release my thoughts and emotions I will feel lighter and my mind will declutter.”