Well That Was A Pleasant Surprise!

For Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday : Opposites.”

Gertrude Abercrombie

On Fridays I like to pingback to Fandango’s Flashback Friday because I have gone back through my archieves- in some cases all the way back to 2006 and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at what I found.

Some of my older work wasn’t half bad, not bad at all. What can I say? I was happy with what I saw. As I went through my blog I had moments of ” I wrote that, really?” and I mean that in a good way. On the other hand there were other pieces where I missed the mark, but I’m proud of those pieces too because even if they weren’t great I worked hard on them.

However what I have been avoiding this year as I’ve done Flashback Friday is looking at anything I wrote towards the end of 2019 through 2020. I was sure I would find some grim work- and it would not be in the” lol isn’t that weird ” grim way.

What I found from that time frame turned out to be the exact opposite of what I expected to find. What I found in my work was that even though that feeling was popping up, I wasn’t exactly drowning in despair. From what I saw I working on focus and trying out new things ( like poetry and subject matter ).

So I’d like to give a shout out to FANDANGO and his challenge because who knows? I may have ignored that time frame all together and missed out o on seeing a big step I took in my writing.

2 thoughts on “Well That Was A Pleasant Surprise!

  1. I found my way here via the Socs prompt. Fandango flashback is great!

    Speaking of reviewing older posts. We were just discussing that on my blog atm, with a tool that sends you to a random older post on a WordPress blog. I have found some really interesting posts that might otherwise have been buried – rarely to see the light of day, unless I search in the reader on a salient phrase.
    I am glad to read that checking the older posts was surprisingly better than you expected. I find that writing, even in the darkest of times, can be incredibly cathartic and helpful. Bloggers can always go back and update or change up old posts as needed.

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