Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself?

My blog’s URL, dederants, is self­-explanatory. DeDe is short for Deannah, a nickname I acquired over time because, upon being read, it’s usually mispronounced, and I tend to rant a lot about various things, especially since I have no one in this house or this neighborhood or this town to say these things to without judgement. I’ve had DeDeRants as the title of this WordPress for a while before I realized I needed a change. The title later became From Slacker to Scribe, because I intend to write as much as I can and exercise that muscle, so it can become as easy for me as it was at a much younger age. I also want to make a career out of writing (and blogging, since I do it all the time). It’s work I (currently) don’t get paid for, so does that still make me a slacker?

Theme choice and design tend to change every blue moon. There are times when I find a theme I like, preview it, realize it’s not what I want, and end up keeping the one I’ve had for months. My occasional indecision of blog themes is similar to my indecisions on food: I don’t always know what to get with so many choices available, but when I do get something, what I think of it depends on how it tastes and whether it’s enough to fill me up.

I keep my bio short and simple because I’m a simple blogger, and my bio doesn’t need to be an IMDb page. If anything, what could be in my bio eventually ends up in posts. Events of my life or thoughts on my mind are personal and intimate, and I choose to share them with the people who choose to follow me and read about them. I’d much rather turn random confessions or facts about myself into posts, get people to read my blog and get to know me that way while leaving some kind of mystery about me.

What’s the primary focus of this blog? To write, to the point of it becoming impulsive and compulsive. I want to enjoy writing again, because it’s a fun process, as well as a cathartic one. There’s so many stories brewing and fermenting in my brain, so many things to talk about that I can’t really communicate properly face-­to­-face, but can put down on paper or type up on the laptop.


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