Free Flow Friday 8/23/13

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog over the past couple months. What I want it to stand for, where I want it go. I often question whether I should be doing it at all.

I feel my voice isn’t unique enough.
I feel my writing needs great improvement.
I feel a lot of things. Maybe too much.

But this little space I’ve carved out for myself on the internet means something to me. I enjoy it. I want to get better at it. I want it to mean something to others as well.

Up to this point I’ve attempted to keep this blog formulaic. Post a recipe, post a review, rinse, repeat. I thought that’s how it should be done. But I’m figuring out that doing it that way isn’t allowing my soul to be involved in the process or results. I’m losing me in all of this and after all, isn’t that the main element of a blog: the writer, the person, the me?

I want to continue to share the wonderful vegan food I make and the amazing meals I experience out in the world, because this is, first and foremost, a vegan lifestyle blog. But there needs to be more. More of my soul. More random musings and thoughts that help me connect with readers on a deeper level. I want to share my triumphs and downfalls. I want to hear about yours. I want to commiserate and celebrate with this community.

With all that said, this marks the first of my Free Flow Friday posts. Whatever is on my mind. Random. Not planned out and analyzed (well, maybe a little analyzed, I am me after all). Just sitting down with my laptop and typing whatever comes to mind. Every Friday.

Thoughts?

13 thoughts on “Free Flow Friday 8/23/13

  1. Pili

    That’s a great idea!

    As much as I love the talk about books and handmade… And I love sharing my photos too, having Thankful Thursday just to talk about what I’m thankful for and why I think it’s important, it’s a must for me!

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    1. Kylie Bennett Post author

      I do love your Thankful Thursdays Pili! It helps remind me that there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for!

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  2. the aforementioned mom

    I love it because I love your mind and never tire of listening to where it goes. As for trying to stay “inside the lines” it’s futile because as I’ve learned the lines change continually. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Bubba

    I like the idea of FFF! Funny coincidence…on my bike ride this morning, this fully tatted up dude rolled by on this urban assault vehicle looking bike. Brand? Surly, of course. Anyway the manufacturer had put a sticker on the bike frame to indicate that you can run very wide tires on this bike. The sticker said “FFF: Fatties Fit Fine”

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  4. Adi

    I understand you 100% on this!
    I did a similar blog post like this one too a while back, which really helped me figure out what I wanted from the blog and why I created it in the first place. You just keep on writing! And it’s always fun to share your personal interests and experiences as well. :)

    vegcourtesy.blogspot.com

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    1. Kylie Bennett Post author

      Thanks Adi! It’s hard to find the balance sometimes, I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s been through this :)

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  5. Sabrina@earlymorningoats

    I agree that writing about food and recipes only can get boring for oneself as well as readers. Moreover it comes to a point where the mind becomes “fooded out,” from eating, tasting, reviewing, thinking about food. I’ve been feeling like this too lately. It’s great to write whatever you have on your mind; make your blog your own creative space! You have a very interesting blog that I’m just beginning to explore. :)

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    1. Kylie Bennett Post author

      Thanks and yeah, totally fooded out!! It’s good to write about something different at least once a week!

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