I hope everyone had a good week! Unfortunately, the first part of my week was getting over this sickness. If you are wondering about the lack of updates, it was because I was ill, deadly ill. However, I’m better now, and I want to start writing again.
So, for today’s topic, I want to discuss, owning your titles!
When I first started writing, I called myself an “Aspiring Writer.” One writer – actual, a few writers – told me I’m not an aspiring writer. If I write, I am a writer (period). I understood what they meant, but I didn’t feel like a writer.
For one, people weren’t messaging me every day to read my stories or ask me to update. In fact, weeks would go by where I didn’t hear from anyone. I used to think, well, a “writer” has readers who love their stories and can’t get enough. I didn’t feel I had that, ever. It was rare that I felt people genuinely liked my work and wanted me to keep writing.
Recently, when I saw my follower count on WP, I realized I needed to change my thinking process. I needed to own my title. Now, when people ask me what I do, I say two things:
- My boring day job I hate 😛
- I am a writer and a blogger
Yep! I say I am a writer and a blogger. To my surprise, the questions start flooding in:
- What kind of stories do you write?
- How do you keep up your blog?
- What do you blog about?
- And the question I hate, “How much do you get paid?”
I tell people I’m working on the last one.
But! The important thing is to own your titles. If you write to hone the craft of writing, you are a writer. If you nurture a blog, then you are a blogger. Don’t let the lack of getting money, followers, or anything else keep you from your title.
Say it loud, and say it proud, I am a writer!!!
(sorry for the bad language, but I loved this gif)
Have you owned your titles?
(To bring more appreciation for others to my blog, I plan to do blog highlights in the future.)