I know I haven’t written in ages. First of all, I write very little these days. Second of all, every draft I write I want to try to get published somewhere for pay.
Also, I think I’d like to start blogging on medium.com. If you have an account there, I would love it if you follow me (I will follow you back too!)
If you don’t have an account, you should sign up! Lots and lots of great content on every topic imaginable. My latest post has been published there. I will add the link here and I’d appreciate a read!
Hope you’re all doing well!
Link is: Jewish New Year
My writing has been stuck for a while. I have enough ideas, that’s not the problem. But I struggle to find an angle with every subject. I want to tell my stories but I think stories alone are not interesting. I have to learn to find something people can relate to. Something that makes people say: “Me too!”. That’s the hardest part of writing. To find the lesson, the universal truth or at least something bigger than “I”.
I hear writing a lot improves writing. I really should be posting more on my blog. But I’m stuck here as well. I don’t know what to write about on here. Any suggestions as to what you’d like to read more of? I think I covered most of our holidays by now. I can’t be too personal as this blog is public and as much as I’d like to think that I’m anonymous, I’m sure it doesn’t take much to figure me out.
So I’d like to hear from you guys what you’d like to get out of this blog.
Thanks in advance!
Some of you might know that I started a new blog to talk about my food journey. Since I see that it’s not getting more readers I decided to just add another page to this blog where I talk exclusively about my food issues. The title will be -foodstruggle- in brackets. I hope you’ll follow my journey 🙂
I have long wanted to write about my struggle with weight. I didn’t feel the topic belonged on this blog so I decided to start a new one. If the topic interests you and you’d like to follow my journey, feel free to sign up. There is only one intro post right now but I am trying an alternative treatment which I will chronicle on there.
Hope to see you there!
its once again after 1 am and I haven’t written again. 😦
I’m trying to figure out why I procrastinate so much. I admit it was a busy day but that’s just an excuse. I think my perfectionism is getting in the way. The reason I blog so little is because I think every blog post needs to be perfect. I’m like that in real life too. Some things I won’t do because I know it won’t be done perfectly. So maybe this challenge will be good also for this. To just write, without thinking too much into it. Not to be so hard on myself. Let’s hope it won’t take too long to come up with a normal blog post instead of the excuses I come up with all the time 🙂
Have a good night.
“Who am I” is at best a very tough question to answer. I am still figuring that out! So for now, I’ll be telling you a bit about myself. My (pen) name is Rebecca Beck and I’m 36 years old. I live in the UK with my husband of 18 years and 2 beautiful children, one on the spectrum.
I don’t consider myself a writer at all. I had some great conversations with a Facebook friend and he kept telling me to start a blog as people would be very interested in what I had to say. Well, this guy is known to be the most supportive guy on FB so I didn’t take him too seriously. I mean, he probably says that to everyone 😉
After a while, I decided to take on the challenge. As for the name, I knew my being orthodox Jewish would somehow be featured on here so I decided to use the name Orthodox. For various reasons sunflower is my flower and I thought that makes a nice name so that’s how my blog name was born.
I didn’t yet know what my blog would be about but I did know what my first post would be. That was a very personal letter that had to be written (password protected by now to protect it from unwelcome eyes). I got great feedback on it and that encouraged me to write some more.
I decided I wanted to let people feel the peace that is my sabbath. After that piece was well received too, I started thinking that maybe that’s the direction I’m meant to go in. To open a window into our religion. Not the ugly side, that has and is sadly being shown all the time in the sensationalist media. Here you will find the beauty that is in orthodoxy. To highlight our beautiful traditions. To show you that beneath it all, we are all human beings, craving the same thing every human craves. Acceptance.
That is my mission.