Getting Inside Your Brain

My son was so proud of this new book he got. Are we as proud of our own blogs like he is of his book?

My son was so proud of this new book he got. Are we as proud of our own blogs like he is of his book?

Good writing on my blog takes time. Actually the truth is sometimes it does not. Sharing of my own personal struggles with a brain tumor and having a son with autism typically make for interesting blogging. It has been easy to formulate my thoughts on these two subjects, and finding a niche in blogging and resonating with others has been a fascinating journey for me.

It has now been a year since Alesiablogs was created. Showing my various sides and moods has been prevalent throughout my writings. Thinking thoughtfully about a topic brings a richness to a subject. However, I have found my most popular posts ( if I judge it on likes and comments) can be the post that took me all of 20 minutes to write. Go Figure.

I am also keenly aware that my style of writing may be what draws someone in along with a subject that needs more light shined upon it. The crazy thing is that I am not an English teacher and have never done any formal writing.

Yet, I feel my voice makes a difference. IT is what brings me to your blog. It is your voice. It just recently hit me that I need to stop worrying about how many followers I have or views of my page. What does it matter? I am not trying to be commercially successful. In fact I could care less.

What do I care about then? I care about a life changed. I care about the young woman who has started to follow me because my words are helping her get through an abusive relationship. I care about the young man inspired by my experiences that is going through something similar like I did and is looking for answers.

I care about people.

So there is no catchy writing here for you to view most of the time. Many times I share from just the top surface of an issue so as to not get too personal about my problems, but it is in the depth I find you all. So depth I try to pursue. It is in these deep blog posts, that your comments flow. Realizing this makes me want to write even better. It makes me realize I am getting in side your brain.

So as I start my second year of blogging, it is my hope my writing would be worthy of you reading. I know your comments and your likes are all I have to go by for now. I value these, but wish there was another way to get graded. I need to clue you in on a little secret. I “like” my own posts routinely. After all I better like what I am sharing.

16 thoughts on “Getting Inside Your Brain


    Well, a salute is due, and deserved, as you enter your 2nd year of blogging! I’ve been following your articles and essays and I’ll endorse the fact that you sincerely care about folks, in addition to yourself and your son. No one can ask for more. This is more than refreshing, since a lot of the “blogs” I read are really nothing more than an advertisement for the writer, “Hey look at how great I say I am…” Just keep them coming, it’s cathartic.


  2. st sahm

    TRIP OUT! I just got the Dangerous Book for Boys and the Daring Book for Girls! My kids love them. Heck, I love them! I was just thinking about why I blog as well. It is just important to us to write…”write” on.


  3. Peggy

    Alesia. Congratulations on your First Anniversary. I recently enjoyed your focus on trees. What would we do without them? Keep on being inspired, and inspiring!


  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    You often get inside my brain. Your way of writing is somehow intimate. Keep doing what you’re doing. Happy one-year, and here’s to many more. Looks like your son fancies himself pretty “dangerous.” Adorable!


  5. Wedgwood in Seattle History

    Thank you, Alesia. You have said this very well: it’s valuing people and relationships which is important. I am into my second year of blogging and I am getting more out of it than anyone! I think I’ll start “liking” my posts!



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