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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blogger: The Great Unclogger

I am in a writers group online called Writers Rising - one of the contributors, Ramona, from Alone in the Holy Land ,wrote a piece describing how 'blogging has unclogged' her writing arteries.

This description really struck a chord with me - because it has done just that for me too.

I have captured that ever so elegantly with the accompanying pic have I not?


I have always been somebody who has claimed to 'love writing' but prior starting this blog - there wasn't a lot of it happening.

Writing was just something I attached myself to when people asked what it was that I did.

Even though I didn't.

It is interesting the journey that I have been taken on now that I have started blogging.

The first month or so it was like doing a detox.

All of the stuff that had been clogging up my life starting oozing out of my fingers.

Stories about howI felt when I had found out I was pregnant, when I met the Cowboy - moving from Sydney to a One horse town , my ambitions, my goals, my lists .... it really was the unclogging.

Now that I have all of that out of my system I feel cleansed.

Like I have had a cyber colonoscopy.

Don't feel I have to get anything out of the system, or write my to-do list anymore. I feel like I have surged into the present and finally kicked the past to the curb.

I feel I have emptied my head and my heart onto the page of all the stuff that was just sitting there and not allowing anything new in - I have now made space for the new to enter.

And it is entering!

Not just into my head for my blog - but for my life in general.

I have discovered that for me writing is something spiritual, magical, meditation like.

I am elated and rejoicing in the world of opportunity I am now in, the wonderful people I am meeting and the contentment I am feeling.

I am not sure where my writing journey is going to take me now I am unclogged.

But I am just taking it one day at a time and enjoying the ride - I am kind've trusting that it is where I am meant to be.

Has anyone else had this sort of experience from blogging? Or am I a freak of nature? (don't answer the last bit)

pic not mine from here


  1. I know exactly what you mean. I would sit at the computer before and say I am going to write, and I would spend hours doing puzzles or word games instead. Then I started blogging and all of it just started flowing, and I seem to be capturing it and harnessing my imagination for a purpose.

  2. Hi Sharni,
    I am glad I've helped with putting the dot on the i (from unclogging, of course!).And the pic, what can I say, worthy a thousand words...

  3. hahah - well... while, yes, you probably are a freak, you aren't one on your own! I know exactly how you feel. Let your freak flag fly!!!

  4. I love this post.
    My experience with blogging however is just the opposite. I have always professed to hate writing and have often said I just have no desire to be a 'writer'.
    I'm fairly new to blogging but have just discovered that I totally love writing.
    In fact, I think I'm a blog addict!! lol :)

  5. Shar...
    Just be careful...sometime there are hidden hairballs that come up coughing up. Write through the dry spells...even if it is crap.

  6. Firstly, big thank you for linking to those older posts of yours. I really enjoyed reading them!

    Secondly, oh I can so relate to what you're saying! Blogging has helped me reflect. Its helped me become more accountable to my own values. And by doing so, what started out as whim to please some friends who asked me to blog, has become a wonderful journey that's given me much joy.

    Thanks again!

  7. Another who agrees. I was a writer by trade but had lost the love, blogging brought back the love!

  8. Freak of nature? I don't know you that well... yet (got a bit of a back log to get through).

    I was also a writer (well copywriting - verbal prostitution) who took a detour. Having an outlet (creative or otherwise) is so effin fantastic! I feel I've dealt with some of the shit life throws at you much easier because I've written it down and thrown it out there... thus getting it off my own shoulders. Blogosphere rules!


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