Lada 🏡 Prkic

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The writer in me just woke up!

The writer in me just woke up!


I am not a writer.


I don't know how many times I repeated those words to myself, although I write dozens of emails and memos every day at work. True, it is related to my profession (I am a civil engineer), but still, I write multi-page reports and am good at writing business documents. 

Well, then, why am I afraid to write a blog post?

The reason is a different type of audience. I write emails and memos to people I know or at least know their names. The social media audience is a mystery to me, and I don’t know what to expect.

Finally, the decision fell!

Now, I need to find a topic. Once again, I am facing a dilemma. I could write about the things that interest me, but I don't know will it be interesting to readers. I like math, new technologies, green tech, traditional building methods, but also things related to nature and cultural heritage.

So many ideas go through my mind. I came to the conclusion that all these topics have already been written. How to write about familiar things in a new way? I remembered the title of a documentary I recently watched, "The Unknown Known."  Should I write something like that? There is always some sort of new land to explore, and I see myself as an explorer.

For now, I don't want to use any writing tips. In fact, I don't like headlines with a number of ways to do something better. There are too many such posts, which frankly, annoy me.

After some hesitation, I decided!

My first ever blog post will be about what I was thinking before I started writing, the doubt about whether to write or not for the public.

Here it is! The ice has broken!

Regardless of any future comments, I am relieved that I have managed to write a few meaningful sentences (I hope they are). Then it occurred to me that maybe nobody will read my post, but I think disappointment is also a part of the writing process. After all, there is a first time for everything. I just have to wait and see how it goes.

Next time I will write about subjects close to my heart. Many new ideas are already emerging.


The writer in me just woke up!


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Please be engaged with this post. Your relevants and comments are highly appreciated! Thank you!

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This post was previously published on WordPress. It is my first attempt at blogging!

https://ladaprkic.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/the-writer-in-me-just-woke-up/

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Lyon Brave

3 years ago #36

It looks like you made your mark.

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #35

Sharing again

Lada 🏡 Prkic

4 years ago #34

#47
I'm glad it inspired you. Starting is the hardest part of anything.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

4 years ago #33

#44
Thank you, Kevin. I see myself as an explorer and ice breaker. :-) I'm glad I overcame fear and began my blogging journey.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

4 years ago #32

#43
Thanks, Preston. Me, too. :-) Your comment reflects how I see beBee, as a community in which we all build each other. Although I have my own blog site, which I created as an experiment, I prefer to spend time on beBee because interactions with users and engagement are amazing.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

4 years ago #31

#41
Thanks, Lyon. I appreciate your comment.

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #30

I'm glad the writer in you woke up!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #29

#39
It seems to me like it's been a long time since I began writing, but it was only 3 months ago. It’s the right time to recall the beginning. :-)) Thanks a lot Lisa Gallagher.

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #28

I remember this Lada Prkic, so happy you repopulated it again!

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #27

#37
That's the spirit Lada Prkic! :)

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #26

#35
Thanks for so many relevants and for the kind words, . Since then I wrote another two Producer posts and am preparing several more. When the ice has broken, there is no return.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #25

#34
Yes, you're totally right Andrew Books! I was afraid of writing in public, but after that I felt like I broke the walls of my cocoon and started to breathe life to the fullest. Something like dopamine rush :-)

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #24

Lada Prkic You have made an excellent beginning. ..summed up your dilemma and expressed your bent of mind to write something. Well, this post counts and with this you can label yourself as a writer. You have started the journey on beBee...and keep this passion on-the-go!

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #23

#29
Lada Prkic, CEng (Mr. Pablo) is a smart man. Everytime I write I try to remember many tips he gave me. I succeed at times. I tend to write long stories which don't always align with the advice the master gave me! I agree, muscles, muscles... training in process.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #22

#28
Debasish, I'm much obliged to you for your words of praise. For an introvert like myself it's a great incentive. What a great community!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #21

#27
James, one thing is the most important for me now, that I'm satisfied with my writing. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #20

#26
Thanks so much for your kindness Donna-Luisa Eversley. I hope the dam will soon burst and the words will flow like a river.☺️

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #19

#25
Thank you kindly, Lisa Gallagher said, writing muscles, like any other, need constant exercise.

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #18

Lada Prkic, CEng, ive been writing blog posts off and on for quite a long time and i still go through periods where im unable to produce. Many times my better posts come to me during times of sadness or elation. I enjoyed your raw honesty!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #17

#23
Ken thanks for the engagement. During my high school years, I was very good in writing essays. After that my writing has only been oriented to technical sphere (technical reports, PowerPoint presentations....) Regardless on these writing skills, a certain fear of blogging is always present. Therefore, it is very important for me to get such positive feedback from those who are "seasoned fighters" in writing.

Ken Boddie

5 years ago #16

Well done, Lada, and welcome to a brave new world! So many engineers are nervous about writing outside technical memos and jargon. Yet any professional project manager, or academic, familiar with the requisite hooks and draw cards of marketing brochures, and the need for technical reports to be readable, is well on the way to sharing thoughts, perspectives, tales (whether fact or fictional), and advice in a wider forum. The boat is rocky but your fellow passengers are willing to engage. It's beBee blogging time! 🐝 🐝 🐝

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #15

#18
#8 Thank you Fatima Fatima Williams! You both have a good heart in your chest. That's why purity is your nature.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #14

#15
, thanks for reading and commenting. I put words on screen as they came to me.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #13

#10
Thanks @Anees Zaidi for your kind words. The mental barrier is always hard to cross.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #12

#8
Qamar Ali Khan, I like your way of thinking on a 'used' topic. Your posts are truly special and your writing style is unique. For this reason, I appreciate even more your comment on my buzz.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

5 years ago #11

#8
That's true Qamar Ali Khan Motivation is the key to writing anything we want. Great job@Lada

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #10

#9
Hi Louise, you gave me a great compliment about my writing and I really appreciate that. It's a big boost for the future posts.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #9

#4
Dear Pamela, thanks for you constant support from the very first short buzz, here on beBee. I love your insightful comments on many other posts. I feel so welcomed in the writers club. It took time, but finally I decided to "take a pen in the hand" and now, thanks to all of you, I'm tingling with excitement. 😊

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #8

#2
Hi Paul, your comment means a lot to me because it comes from a person with a great reputation and experience in writing. Many thanks for your engagement!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #7

#1
Thank you, Dean. I completely agree! I'm so grateful that you found a time to read and comment on my buzz.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #6

Dear all! I really didn't expect so many likes and comments in a short time. After I published the buzz, I went for a walk by the see. Here in Split is a beautiful sunny day. When I saw on my mobile all that engagement, I hastily went back home (along with my husband's protest because he wanted to continue enjoying the sun). I’ll try to respond to each comment. Thanks to all!

Louise Smith

5 years ago #5

@Lada Prkic, CEng You'll be surprised once you get going a bit more how much of a writer you didn't know you were! You are already used to being organised and concise and you have a bank of content and knowledge. Write about it how you want ! Good Luck !

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #4

Well done Lada Prkic, CEng! Whenever we jump into a new area, the fear of unknown surrounds us, and this is natural. But one has to initiate or remain frozen. I tell you one thing Lada! Don't ever consider a topic as a boring one or the one excessively talked about. No! You know every normal human being has ten fingers, but the structure of the fingers of every individual is different from the other one, so are the eyes, and other parts of the body. When you write on a "used" topic, it'll be new for you, and your views and experiences would be unique, different from others, for sure. I'm sure we're welcoming a brilliant writer.

Louise Smith

5 years ago #3

Paul \ smart to make it clear you don't give advice but say what you do!

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #2

Well done Lada Prkic, CEng! Whenever we jump into a new area, the fear of unknown surrounds us, and this is natural. But one has to initiate or remain frozen. I tell you one thing Lada! Don't ever consider a topic to be bring or the one excessively talked about. No! You know every normal human being has ten fingers, but the structure of the fingers of every individual is different from the other one, so are the eyes, and other parts of the body. When you write on a "used" topic, it'll be new for you, and your views and experiences would be unique, different from others, for sure. I'm sure we're welcoming a brilliant writer.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #1

Ice broken indeed! A few months on Medium where zero views can be quite frequent has taught me not to expect anything, but to be grateful if even one person takes the time to read my posts. Looking forward reading more @Lada Prkic.

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