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VOF Week 3: (Breakin' it down)

So I opened up my Pulse Wire account about a week ago to find Assignment 3 – “Blogging”. “Sweet!” I thought, “this is going to be a fan-tab-u-lar topic”. I got really excited, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Question 1: “What are your challenges and barriers to blogging?”

“Oh geeze” I think…the truth, I have to think about the truth here – in the next few seconds a hundred thoughts and feelings run through me, I try to rationalize and make excuses and then I realize – my hurtle to blogging is “I don’t think what I have to say is important enough, maybe my humour won’t come across correctly (I tend to be a tad sarcastic from time to time), maybe people will just laugh at me and say ‘ ahhhh, another unoriginal, boring blog just like the rest’”. The brick wall between me and blogging is nothing but myself, my insecurities and fears – and that disappoints me. I challenge myself in so many other ways in life, but for some reason this is where I am really falling short, where it matters most – articulating who I am and what I believe.

Well, that was an emotional minute in my head, some people say ‘the truth hurts’, and I will say “it was momentarily painful, but I am ready to move on’. What else has been holding you back I ask my self honestly?

“Ahhh”, I think “I have some preconceived notions about what blogging ‘should be’ or ‘has to be’” – but I am beginning to realize I these notions are wrong. Blogging can be something different for everyone – there is no one right answer - it is flexible and unique – and quite frankly not as scary as I thought. “What else?” I ask myself, I always thought that if you become a blogger you had to BE A BLOGGER – like that was your only role in life –crazy, I know!. I had a fear that once I said I was a blogger I would feel some sort of obligation, and with the hectic work place and country I live in, I didn’t want to let myself (or the 3 people who might read my blog) down.

What to do? What to do?

Keep reading the assignment I tell myself, it’s all good!

Question 2: What are some of your present solutions to overcoming these challenges and barriers? What else do you need to overcome them in the future?

Solution Number 1: Just blog already!

Solution Number 2: Start blogging!

Solution Number 3: Just start bloggin already!

My solution is to take the risk, start the blog – the only way to over come my fears, my challenges and to break through my own brick wall is to actually just get started.

And thus, I give you my hardly complete, under construction, latest attempt –BLOG. I know I can do it, it’s taken me a while to get there. But here I am!

Thank you for the push I needed!


Tanya's picture

Haha, Angela I enjoyed

Haha, Angela I enjoyed reading this blog post of yours. I can completely identify with the first part of your post and you're right, sometimes you gotta dive in to learn how to swim. Happy blogging! :)


Nipo's picture


After reading this blog one word came up and that is "wow" . It amused me. I like the way you borke your problem down. The writing is really sounds like you. Seeking to read more in future .



angela saunders's picture

Why thank you!

I am glad the writing sounds like me ... I just hope that my writing sounds like me to everyone else who doesn't know me! I hope I will have more to come soon!


nasima_7776's picture

Excellent Ms Angelaaaaaaaa!!

It was fantastic. ... I do not find a perfect adjectives for your blogs. I love them. When I saw the assignment of third week I thought it was a difficult assignment, but your answer was so nice that now I feel like "why did not I write?"

Thanks that as your student I have got a chance to see my teacher's answers even though I did not write. I am learning!

Byee :~)

angela saunders's picture

You can do it!

Hey Nasima,
It is never to late, go a head and finish the assignment. I bet you will be able to find the write adjectives for yourself. I can't wait to read your posts.
Ms Angela

Dear Angela;
It is hard to create humor in a written work and you did that. But even more astoundingly, you took a very intimate look inside and made it something that all of us find connection with in this challenging world. Thank you.

I would have liked to read a bit more about your transformative process from introvert to writer but I appreciate what we got to read,


angela saunders's picture

Thank you...

Hi Dayrn,
It is encouraging to hear that some humor came across in that writing, especially from someone who doesn't know me. It also proves how much I use humor as a coping mechanism. I use in all the write, and most of the wrong times. But you know what? That's mean. And I think when I try and write I often try to be someone that I am not, something that I am not. So, from now on it will be me, straight up me.
My journey from introvert to writer/extrovert has been a slow and steady one.. and one that is still on the path. One thing I must say is I am enjoying the path, pace and direction. And so, upwards and onwards I head now.

sunita.basnet's picture

Keep writing....

Dear Miss. Angela,
Wow, I am proud to be one of your student. Keep writing. Although I didn't comment in your article, I read all of your articles. you have articulate your thought.

See You tomorrow in class.
Thank you.
With Love and regards
Sunita Basnet

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

angela saunders's picture

Me too...

Hi Sunita,

I have to say everything back at you - I also read your articles, and don't respond. I should. Sometimes I just feel like I don't even have the words to explain how proud I am to see you doing this. I am looking forward to more.

See you in the morning,
Ms Angela

mrudberg99's picture



You put a smile on my face and a quiet laugh in my heart. You did it so easily because you shared your truth - and through that sharing we find commonalities and connections. It feels as if a hand has been extended from Bangladesh to my basement in the U.S. and we have become fast friends. Thank you for writing so honestly and truthfully.

Sense of humor can provide quite a wonderful perspective for many things in life... keep yours, it works.


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