Manic Monday, hosted by RicoChey.

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I’ve always been a writer in my heart. Since I was old enough to translate my thoughts into written words, I was telling stories. I’ve also always been an insufferable extrovert, despite all odds, so the storytelling didn’t stop at pen and paper. Growing up, I turned to every outlet possible to let it all out. At my best, I was joining clubs and taking part in activities. At my worst, I was making up tall tales and lying because I wanted something new to say. Kids, right?

As an adult, I’m still exploring. The next thing I really want to try is vlogging. For those of you who don’t spend your entire lives glued to your cell phones and computers, vlogging is a short term for “video blogging”. YouTube is crawling with talented vloggers with genuinely wonderful, funny, or insightful things to say. With enough searching, anyone can find their vlogger soul mate. In fact, I suggest you go try that. Anyway, I really want to try it. I’m always being told I have something to say. People have told me to do stand up comedy or public speaking or just basically anything that involves voicing my opinions or experiences to an audience. I don’t disagree, I think I’d probably be great at it.

So that’s my next journey — lights, camera, YouTube. But what to to vlog? Well, literally anything. I’m ridiculous enough, I could talk about anything. Food, makeup (fails, I’m amateur as heck), pets, single life (in the sense of being unmarried and on my own), feminism/humanism, city life, cycling, economics… That’s the thing about being a writer. We don’t even have to be ourselves all the time. We can be whomever we need to be, just to have something new to say.

How do you, as a writer, transform? How do you channel what you can already do, into something new you haven’t done yet? Do you find art is fluid, or can trying something new be difficult? Alternately, do you have a favorite vlogger to turn us onto?

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About RicoChey

I'm just an unmarried, childless, thirty-something high school dropout with big ideas and a small attention span. Weave drunkenly behind me as I meander through my own life: a winding path of musings on life, relationships, food, the few politics I can stomach discussing, and probably really dumb stuff like the ratio of Sex and the City episodes wherein Carrie does and does not appear to be wearing extensions.
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2 Responses to Manic Monday, hosted by RicoChey.

  1. Hello, officially, RicoChey 🙂 I do think you’d be terrific with the vlogging, considering I’ve been witness to some of your video and phone conversation antics. As for following particular vloggers, I don’t, but I have watched a few random, entertaining peeps who do fabulous book reviews and commentary on TV shows. Entertaining, but not necessarily memorable after the fact, otherwise, I’d remember their names I guess.

    I’m still in the old-fashioned journalistic stage with my personal goals — I want to some day write (at least) weekly on current events. I’ve been known to write some interesting essays from time to time, and I’d like to parlay that into regular topic discussions with a broad readership. The heck of it is, even though this is one of my most passionate interests, it is the most challenging. The stress of taking on such a project makes me feel something akin to stage fright. And that’s a sickening feeling.

    One day … one day.

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