I am a reader not a writer

I have never been a writer. I have always loved to read. Even when I was a child I would keep a list of books I read and challenge myself to read more. In school we would have a goal for reading and I would always try to surpass it by a mile. I could sit and read all day if I was left to it.

I just never considered myself a writer. I have always been horrible with spelling and grammar and would curse the English language as a child. Why does there need to be so many different ways to spell one word? I mean I know they have different meanings but really why do they need to have different spelling? Witch which is which? haha.

I remember when I was having a hard time spelling one of my elementary teachers told my parents that I should read more. Little did she know that I already read daily and more than my peers. This I think was when the "book list" came about.

One summer I read 100 books. Did it help me with my spelling and grammar? No. Even after writing a blog, being social on social media and still reading tons of books hasn't helped. I have gotten better. I have also never been one to write my own stories but I would like to change this. I would like to "write" more on my blog. I would like to share more of my thoughts without it being in a review. I love to review products and books but I would also love to learn how to share more of my ideas and thoughts on my blog. I think that I am more afraid to open up and be criticized for my writing style.

I have decided to work on blog writing challenges and reading memes. Each week I will aim for a personal post of some sort. I hope you will continue to stop by my blog and maybe share your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. haha I am laughing because I read a lot and I was a great speller and won spelling bees, I am good at conversation by phone or in person, but to write or key in a story or even write a sentence to paper or keyboard and get the same thing across to people, forget it!! My skills are zero! I read some of the blogs and some have interesting things to say but there is two of them that should have been writers! I could never write like that, if they told what I wanted to tell it would sound amazing and if I wrote the same thing it would be jumbled and boring. So I resigned myself to the fact that it's something I am not good at and people will just have to read what I write just like this drawn out comment, by the way you do fine :)

    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      lol Doris, I ramble also. Thank you for the kind comments and coming back to my blog to read all the rambling. Next month I am working on a writing challenge and if all goes well I will continue it. Maybe not daily but more often.


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