I am a believer in honest writing.
I write what I think, what I feel, and what I believe. My writing is not always politically correct or socially acceptable. Sometimes people disagree with what I say.
I purpose to write what I know to be true.
But sometimes I don’t write what I really want to write. I leave some things unsaid. Because I don’t think my best blog posts would be written when I am angry or hurt or frustrated. Honest, perhaps, but not helpful. To me or to anyone else.
A very wise person once told me that we don’t have the right to say whatever we want whenever we want to say it. We don’t have the right to blurt out everything that goes through our minds. We don’t have the right to disregard and disrespect the people around us by speaking before we think about what we’re about to say. I agree.
And that applies to writing as well.
I try to be careful in what I write. I weigh the words and the sentences, not just for grammatical correctness and structure, but also for content.
I write what I think, what I feel, and what I believe. But I also take responsibility for the consequences.
That changes everything.