Envy has frozen these tapping fingers. I didn’t tap dance in the past few days because of a really, really good blog I had visited, per a friend’s emailed recommendation. As the page was loading, my left eyebrow was already raised in skepticism. Hmmm… Let’s see what this dude’s got.
My eyes passed–no, glided–through skillfully woven words. Without warning my face softened and before I knew it a smile had etched itself in place of the smug frown. Delighted by beautiful and seemingly effortless prose, my arrogant curiosity was easily replaced by sheer admiration. But Envy and it’s equally evil twin, Self-Doubt, just had to take centerstage all too soon.
I don’t deserve to publish a blog! Woe to me! Why did I even think I could write? The insecurity was bordering on being pathetic…
But look at me now, I’m tap dancing again. So I guess I have snapped back to reality (and its humbling truths). I think I can live with the fact that I’m not as good a writer as that jedi blogger, or a host of other writers, for that matter. Hehe. I have mustered enough maturity to enjoy his writing and learn a thing or two… or three from his generous sharing of writing tips and insights. Now that I think of it, my envy seemed a bit ridiculous, not to mention embarrassingly arrogant. (The blogger, as I soon learned, is a prolific writer, well-respected in the Philippine blogging scene, to say the least.)
Curious? Check it out. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. Hehe. Enjoy! 🙂
Thanks to Sharon F. for referring me to the blog. Interestingly, Sharon doesn’t even have a blog and I feel a little frustrated that my convincing powers haven’t worked their magic with her yet. But I’m a patient man. *wink at Sharon*