Have you felt your behind spread across the bottom of your chair from sitting so long at the computer? Wide load comes to mind. Sometimes I feel as if I am writing my life away, as the song goes, only I think it is "dreaming my life away." We writers have to be dreamers or we couldn't write. We have to imagine words on paper and then how they will sound to others. I like to keep it simple.
Too many writers complicate their thoughts and end up complicating the reader. My mind is filled with lots of junk, so I sure don't want to complicate anything. I write about what I know. My poor husband is my straight man. "I was basically invisible until Carol started writing." He does contribute to so many of my adventures, so how could I leave him behind along the way? It is time he came to light.
Too many writers worry about their vocabulary. Mine is limited. I have dealt with words all my life as an English teacher, but I found students understood "plain" English. In trying to explain things, I kept it simple. Complicated things can be explain in simple terms. (Except I don't think most math teachers can get down as low as I would need to understand algebra.) Try teaching Emerson and Thoreau to sixteen-year olds!
Too many writers get bogged down with what others will think. Naturally, we want our readers to like what we write, but the approval of others might keep a good writer from beginning. I never wrote for any audience until I was fifty. Not that I didn't want to, but I was rejected on a piece of writing I sent to a publisher and promptly gave up. Big mistake. That is the beauty of a blog. Write about what you know and others will say, "Oh, yeah, I feel that way, too." I am fortunate that the Glasgow Daily Times, the Columbia Online Magazine and the Herald News allow me to write for them each week. Would I like to write for the Courier? Of course, I would but I won't stop writing because they don't want me on their staff (I'm waiting for that interview I can't get).
Start your own blog; share your thoughts, your recipes, your experiences, your worries, your life. You will be surprised how many people will be happy to read what you have to say.