Wednesday, June 3, 2009


A common threat to any poet or writer, narcissism is something I have attempted to battle throughout my entire writing career...or at least since I realized how incredibly annoying it was to hear cliched poems about (ex)boyfriends and combative mothers, insecurities and unrequited love. I mean, sometimes it's nice to hear these poems, but only if they are well-executed and completely original...and that's a task I really don't think I'm up to. My best work doesn't come from emotional baggage, there's much too much to work through there. I would say it could fill up an aisle in Wal-Mart. I can just see rows of stacked little red monogrammed suitcases, squished between the dozen varieties of Pop-tarts and the Solo cups (yea, I'm a college student, why do you ask?)

Anywho, what was I talking about? Oh...narcissism, yes. Well I basically just wanted to put up a disclaimer that I know I look like a total narcissist just by having a blog, and I understand how it makes it look like I think my opinions are overly important, that I love myself a little too much, that I think I'm better than other people, buttttttt I really just wanted a little summer project and some exposure for my writing. Maybe that's narcissistic, but I really just think it's a good career move.


  1. I don't think it's narcissistic to have a blog (coming from the blogger who encouraged you to start a blog in the first place - lol!). I think it depends on what you do with it and your motives are perfect. A blog is a great space to test out new forms of poetry, different types of writing, experiment and get feedback. Plus it’s there for future employers to read too – you’re establishing a portfolio. I think you're doing great!

  2. Thanks!!

    and first comment! I'm so excited!!

  3. I agree with the brilliant and insightful writer of your first comment....