in my attic…


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How many blogs will it take for me to get to the point and move on?

OK, not the point of my blog but it was something that popped into my head last night. I started this blog in 2005. My life has changed in many ways since then.

More than 2500 blogs and more than 60.000 views later I am still not quite sure why I write my blog every day. I do know I was late to the blog game but I was a very early blogger. Late, in the sense that I started my blog long after the blog craze had passed. Early in the sense that a writing teaching at the IU Creative Writing Institute (or whatever it was called back then) told us that keeping a daily journal would help us grow as writers. This represents my daily journal now. So early and late at the same time.

Creative writing is the process of ambling through the attic of your mind and remembering why you put things up there in the first place. There are things you take down and things you leave in the attic. A blog and a journal represent a place to take out the things you left in the attic on purpose. The meaning of those things is tied to you or something you think/saw. It may or may not appeal to your readers. The funny thing about our attics is they are filled with things we remember but don’t share. Once we share them other people grab them and hold on or like us they put them in their attics and take them out on occasion. Sometimes we write something that other people simply discard, or try to sell in a huge garage sale of memories. That is ok as well. The point and concept is to get the idea out and occasionally dust things in your attic.

Today my attic is a little cleaner than it was in 2005. Although I have to say based on comments and emails there are a few items in my attic that weren’t there in the first place.

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Scott Andersen

IASA Fellow

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