LA in her post today was talking about how many drafts we have as bloggers. I know I have a lot of drafts in there, but I was surprised that I had almost an equal amount of drafts as I have posted. Oh my!
What about you?
Why do I have so many drafts? And why don’t I just delete the ones that aren’t relevant or that are now passé? Because honestly they tell a story and I am not ready to let them go. So am I holding onto trauma or the past by keeping those drafts? Perhaps, but it suits me for the moment.
Because when I read back on some of those drafts, I can see how far I’ve come. I can see my story and how it’s evolved. I sometimes even get inspired by a draft and rework it to where I am today (from where I’ve been) and it feels good.
Writing is so cathartic to me and many times when I can’t say something, I write it. Sometimes I just need to let it out which is why many of those drafts won’t ever be published because they could hurt someone I love if they were to read it, even though the sentiment and emotion were absolutely true for me at the time I wrote it. But many times it doesn’t serve me to tell too much or to bring up sore subjects or to tell others’ secrets who may read this one day. So I silence myself by not hitting publish.
Do you have a lot of drafts? Do you delete them like LA does? Or do you keep them hanging around like I do? What’s your motivation for what you do? Just wondering…
Thanks LA for a great Monday morning topic…perhaps some decluttering is the way to start my week. One blog draft at a time….