Writers Block : 5 Reasons Why I Blog & Find It Rewarding

So, I seem to have suffered with years of writers block. I have aimlessly written down thoughts and ideas on almost all surfaces my pen can reach but I never really got to post them on my blog. Suffice it to say - I chickened out. Afraid that no one will ever want to read what I write or agree with my thoughts. Chicken, chicken - bok, bok, bokok.

Finally, after being such a coward for almost 4 years, I finally realized, if I wanted to help change the world one step at a time in my own little way or maybe to get my points and ideas across, I really needed to move my tushy, grab hold of my pen and with a little push from my long lost and then found good friend,Millie - I am back with my forever first love - ❤️ writing. (Or at this day and age - blogging). 

I look up at the clock and see that it's 4am and every reason why I write hit me in the head like a ton of bricks falling out of the sky. (Seriously, I was gonna say like a dead person coming back to life only to realize it wasn't really dead all this time but the bricks sounded more dramatic...haha). So here goes:

1. I write because I never want to forget -  whatever I felt, whatever sparked an idea in my head, I knew that I can always remember the exact same feeling at that exact same moment that pushed me to document everything in words. Frustrations, triumphs, hopes and dreams - all written down and can be read again if ever I wanted to step back in time. 

I write because I'm afraid to lose a single word, a single meaning or a single thought. There is comfort in knowing that any time I want, I can just read them again and REMEMBER. 

2. I write because it calms my nerves - it's similar to talking to a trusted friend. Venting out all your thoughts, opinions and feelings - only this time, there is no one to talk back or interrupt.  A no holds barred moment - my moment - my time where no one can downplay your emotions or laugh at your silliest point of view. It allows me to self-soothe like a baby being taught to calm themselves.

3. Different but really the same with #2 - I write for peace of mind - I know that whatever is written, whether I use a fictitious character or talk mostly about myself, I get to apologize for a mistake, propose an idea or event celebrate triumphs that I can't do actually. 

That feeling, similar to emptying your brain on paper or in this case, virtual paper quiets my mind like no other music or yoga positions can ever do. (Except for poetry but then again, that's a play of words). 

4. I write because I love to read - it both takes me to places I've never been to before  and yet, in my mind, I have walked all over these places 10,000x over. I read and I write, it's like - I fly and I write. 

5.I write because 24 hours isn't enough for me to stop talking - a frustration of a motormouth. I'm afraid I would foam in the mouth or my brain will foam all over if I stopped talking or if I stop my thoughts from flowing. So those things I cannot say out loud after the socially acceptable human hours, without someone to tell it to - I can always put in writing, it's like talking with my hands. Plus, I can always go back, read what I wrote and then have a conversation starter the next time I see my friends. Clever huh?!

It's way past bedtime, and I'm still at it - writing about anything and everything!

Right now, I am sharing my thoughts cause I want to keep on going, even after I find myself tired, bored out of things to write about. 

This is a reminder to myself that though there are a lot of wrongs in my life, God has blessed me with the ability to put my words into good use - to inspire, to change lives - ultimately my own and make everything right. 

I am a MOM. I am a PUBLIC SERVANT. I am an ENTREPRENEUR - but most of all, I am Nhessie and I'm a WRITER - a good one at that! At least, in my own world. Lol!

My favorite tool. I'm old school that way! Lol

Aside from writing, there is something else that I want to be good at- Photography. Right now, I just rely on angles, filters and a lot of hope that whatever photo I take, turns out to be a good one!

The ability to capture a moment, a memory that may seem fleeting yet can be timeless just by a single click of a camera. Even more, I want my blog readers to share my experiences by looking at the pictures I post. I want them to feel like they're with me when that event happened. 

So, I am joining and am definitely excited to attend the BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BLOGGERS spearheaded by Bloggers Ng Pinas - a group of helpful bloggers I am lucky to be a part of. This events' major sponsor is the well-known brand NIKON Philippines

Here's an overview of what you can expect:

Basic Photography by Photographer John Cailao
  • ·         Point of Focus
  • ·         Composition in Photography
  • ·         Bonus: ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed
  • ·         Bonus: How to handle you DSLR properly / Activity
Blogging and Online Publishing with Photos by Azrael Coladilla
Create Designs Using Photos with Canva by Kei San Pablo
Food Photography at Olive Tree Kitchen and Bar

If you are interested and would like to attend with your friends, you can register here up until today, November 5, 2014 - BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BLOGGERS.

See you there! 

nhessie a.

By some surprising twist of fate, I am now a mom...a single one at that! I'd like to think that God has granted my most fervent wish - to become a superhero! At least in the eyes of my one year old boy - Alejandro. I'm a public servant experiencing fulfillment from doing the best I can to change the world in my own little way. A newbie blogger mom/digital mom and so far, I'm having difficulty switching from being the single, career woman I'm used to in the past and the new role I'm dealt with today. I'm an online entrepreneur too - I don't know where I'm going but then again, I already know where I'm from. And I don't ever wanna go back, Join me, in my missteps and misadventures and tell me what you think about my take on LIFE, LOVE and EVERYTHING ELSE IN BETWEEN. Welcome to Mama Whale's world!


  1. Writing is a great outlet. I agree that it's calming because when I'm riled up about something and I write about it i feel better afterwards.

  2. Just write whatever's on your mind ... write every day and preferably find a writing "time." That's what my mentors in writing taught me. Cheers! - edel

  3. such a sincere well written post... keep it up

    1. awwww...thank you, your compliment warms my heart!

  4. Writing is also therapeutic for me too. It de-stresses me from the demands of my 8-5 office work! And like you I am thankful for being part of a community of writers like BNP and MBP, knowing you have others who share your passion and interest is truly inspiring.

    1. yes! i find it comforting too, knowing that there are others who are willing to share our passion! :-)

  5. All writers go through this, sis... and they say, to combat writer's block is to give yourself some pause, read, and eventually, the muse will be come back. :)

  6. I love to write too :) it allows me to just let go since I don't always have the courage to talk about my feelings :))

  7. I agree with 1, 2, and 3. :) I also aim for my readers to see and experience what I've seen and experienced through my photos and articulate writing. :) Here's to more blogging ahead! :)

  8. #2 is so true. When there's no one to talk to about something, writing would help a lot. :)

  9. Writing calms my nerves too and helps me relax.