Thank you for visiting! When I started this blog (less than a week ago!) I immersed myself in the questions “Why am I writing? What have I written in the past? Why fiction now? Why would anyone want to read what I write? What else might I write? Who do I think I am using the title author anyway?”
As the answers poured out into my laptop it turned out to be a story of sorts. Actually many stories within the larger story of my life. I found myself challenged by trying to organize those stories until I remembered that annoying tool the acronym. I was not fond of acronyms in my school years. I still can’t remember stuff that way when it’s used in trainings. My brain just doesn’t work that way I guess.
Merriam-Webster Definition of acronym
: a word (such as NATO, radar, or laser) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term; also: an abbreviation (such as FBI) formed from initial letters: initialism
There is one exception to my impairment:
B.R.A.T. Banana Rice Apple Toast = the recipe for healing my babies’ disturbed gastric processing systems!
Easy to remember when hauling all those cloth diapers up and down the stairs to the laundry! Two sick babies & cloth diapers… it was probably the drama of it all that made remembering what to feed them in my exhausted delirious state imperative.
Anyway, I played with my stories for awhile and tried an online tool. Is that cheating?
Cheating or not, eventually, I turned the answers to my Who, What and Why questions into the acronym I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
With the idea of semi “slow blogging” in mind, I will explore I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E. in individual posts interspersed with other ideas that are brewing. I hope this exploration will inspire readers to explore (share) their own writing motives.
Here it is:
I write to Implore. Why I Write Series – The I in I.M.M.E.R.S.E M.E.
I write to Mend, Heal and Adjust. Why I Write Series – The 1st M in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E
I write to Memorialize. Why I Write Series – The 2nd M in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
I write to Explore. Why I Write Series – The 1st E in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
I write to Realize. Why I Write Series – The R in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E. –
I write to Share. Why I Write Series – The S in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
I write to Educate. Why I Write Series – The 2nd E in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
I write to Model. Why I Write Series – The 3rd M in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
I write to Entertain. Why I Write Series – The Last E in I.M.M.E.R.S.E. M.E.
Why “slow blogging”? I found great advice in a treasure trove of information on Anne R. Allen’s blog…with Ruth Harris “Writing About Writing. Mostly.”
“Slow” seems good advice for when my hare personality wants to take off running! Knowing myself fairly well I have to say semi-slow is probably a more realistic goal for self-care 😉
What is your blog style? Feel free to like, share, comment or follow as your heart and mind desires.
Until next time…
*featured photo from Pixabay