For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
This week’s quote seems to me to be another fortune cookie-like quote:
I don’t agree with this quote that nothing worth doing is ever easy. I object to the words “nothing” and “ever.” I think there are some things worth doing that are easy. Or at least, aren’t that hard.
Maybe I’ve led a charmed life, but most of the things that I considered worth doing came fairly easily to me. Or maybe that’s because I decided somewhere along the way that if something didn’t come easily to me, it probably wasn’t worth my doing it. Yeah, that just might be the case.
But since this prompt is supposed to be focused on writing and blogging, let me respond in that specific context. I always felt that I was a decent writer and that writing was pretty easy for me. I was also fairly computer savvy back in the day, so when I first started blogging in 2005, I was able to figure my way around the mechanics of blogging platforms (first Blogger, then TypePad, and then WordPress) fairly easily.
Well, until WordPress foisted the block editor on us. I resisted the block editor for a long time because it was different and, in my opinion, difficult. But ultimately I gave in and decided that I either had to embrace the block editor or leave WordPress (or stop blogging altogether). And once I made that decision, I found that it wasn’t so bad and now I can’t imagine going back to the classic editor again. Who knew?