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I’ve asked myself  often, why write?  Why this overwhelming need to put pen to paper or tap away at the keyboard of the computer and come up with words strung together in what we might hope to be a coherent and melodious rhythm?  Why the constant struggle with the ebb and flow of words and the dreaded writer‘s block?  And I suppose that the answer is, instead of all the numerous justifications and reasons which can be used: because I cannot not write.

I have read somewhere that one is either a writer or isn’t – and writers are a different breed altogether – the compulsion and the need to churn words out in what we hope to be intelligible format is part and parcel of who we are… whether it is published or not is irrelevant.  While the notion of being published is probably many writers’ Holy Grail, it is still beside the point… we just need to write, we cannot live without constructing sentences and expressing ourselves in such a manner, even if it is only for ourselves to read… even if it is only for ourselves to make sense of our inner and outer worlds.

A writer is both a participant and an observer in life and it is this dichotomous friction which when in harmony produces the flame of  writing which illuminates. On the other hand, when the role of participant and observer are at odds which each other, which is more often than not the case, it produces the tortured frustration which can only be alleviated by putting pen to paper so to speak and letting the words spill out.  And the cycle then repeats itself.  It cannot be helped.  And this is why I write.

(c) Niconica 2011*

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This blog entry is in response to the post asking “How’s your Post a Day/Post a Week progress coming along?”

I’m pleased to say that I have managed to post at least once a week – and at most every other day… which is all well and good since I have joined Post A Week 2011 instead of Post A Day 2011 which I originally wanted to join.

I check The Daily Post at site daily to check for writing prompts and inspirational posts which they have kindly provided and they have been a big help.

The weekly deadline is a commitment which prompts me to overcome my tendency for procrastination and the dreaded writer’s block.  I am pleased with what accomplished thus far and am looking forward to (hopefully) be able to come up with more posts further down the line.

I’ve chosen the image of ticking clocks to illustrate the sensation of meeting the blogging deadline – it feels as through several phantom ticking clocks surround me through out the week reminding me to come up with ideas for posts and furthermore to actually sit down and write.  It is both enjoyable and disconcerting at the same time.

Techniques which have supported me to be able to meet the challenge of posting weekly or more than once a week is having a notebook to jot down ideas for posts.  Again, we go back to the classic writer’s notebook – pen and paper at its best.

Many thanks to for the support and encouragement and to Plinky for the wonderful prompts!

Best of luck (and hard work)  to all of us participating in the Post A Day 2011 and Post A Week 2011 challenge!

(c) Niconica 2011*

*does not apply to the image

Thanks to the folks at and Plinky, I’ve got something new to write about.  Even though I’ve signed up for the weekly posting option, I still would like to post as often as I can.  Heaven knows, writing muscles get toned with frequent exercise… and I could stand being a bit more disciplined in this regard.

And… drumroll, please… my personal preference is…  texting!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m as chatty as the next person when in good company…  However, it still stands that on an average day, my main mode of communication with people would be texting, followed by chatting, and if need be, a phone conversation.

There’s something less intrusive about texting (presuming that the text alert tone is not akin to a siren) – since, it’s basically people leaving messages which we can answer at our own pace, without breaking stride for most part of the day.

Texting is also provides an avenue for us to compose our thoughts properly (if we choose to take the time) instead of just blurting out whatever is on our mind.  It is true that it might lack the level of dynamism, authenticity, connection, and contact of talking, but it provides a safe, manageable, and productive distance which might be more suitable to a faster paced lifestyle.

My preference for texting should not mean that texting should replace phone calls altogether since personal or voice contact is also essential in fostering more authentic human relationships.

(c) Niconica 2010*

*Copyright does not apply to the images, but only to the text of this post