This is why we blog, right?

"Despite your instinct to say, "It's alright, I'm okay." 
Be honest. Say how you feel 
without fear or guilt, 
without remorse or complexity. 
Be lucid in your explanation. 
Be sterling your repose."

I was glad to find this spoken-word poem today entitled "Instructions for a Bad Day." You may have seen it. You may or may not have found it stirring. But as a writer, a blogger, a sharer -- I loved it.

Over and over he talks about the importance of expressing yourself honestly, and how that honesty transcends time and space to reach people we never meant to reach. We blog to share our triumphs, shore up strength before big moments, gain confidence through our network of "readers." i.e. through our friends. But we also blog because we have these words that pour out of us and somehow speak to the heart of some other person across the room or the country or the world and we are connected. 

It's so much more worthy to be real than to be read. Because being real is vulnerable and human. We share trivial things like our favorite fashions or celeb gossip and we share smiles and enjoyment, but we also share our heartbreaks, our personal discoveries and triumphs, our fears, and our dreams. You get glimpses of our truest inner selves when you read our blogs. And that's the point. It's why we blog, right?

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

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Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. Love this! It's so hard sometimes to be vulnerable, because we just want to be read. I find that some of the best posts come from vulnerability and speaking from our hearts. Thank you for sharing!

  2. "Despite your instinct to say, "It's alright, I'm okay."
    Be honest. Say how you feel
    without fear or guilt, ------- this. this is so, so spot on.

  3. YES. So much yes. Thank you for sharing this. And for blogging. And for being real. And for being my friend.

  4. I especially loved "be lucid in your explanation"- how beautiful! and i constantly worry that no one is reading my text and just quickly skims over my pictures, haha. i feel like blogging is so instant- all these people pop onto your page, glance at it, and then pop off. So most of the time I don't even know if my words are heard. It's nice to find a blogger who actually cares about it :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin