Category: spiritual blogging

Write What You Know

Many years ago, I began amateur blogging, not really certain of what the point of it would be or who would read it (I know, that sounds like the first line of every blog anyone has ever started), but doing it in earnest nonetheless.

My first one was all about my life with spina bifida and various issues involved with disabilities. In my community. In America. In the world.

The experience gave me a wide-ranging perspective on myself and others. I’d never known a ton of other people with major disabilities before that. The blog grew in its reach the more I wrote from experience. But more importantly, it grew the more I wrote from a growing inquisitiveness on the subject.

My second just-for-kicks blogging project was even more in earnest. It was a blog about the Hindu religion/culture/community. In my city. In America. In the world and beyond.

It gave me a greater understanding of a culture I had begun to delve into deeply, but had just reached the point where I could fluently share my personal insights on it. In doing so I made connections with some people who mean a great deal to me to this day. It showed me that what I thought of as my “self” was a much more vast inner experience than I’d ever imagined.

Fast forward years later and the next two freelance projects for Dailey Freelance Blogging are for a wheelchair and medical supply shop and for a local international community. Though the material from those original blogs has been dispersed in various ways, the experience remains with me.

Though I come to the wheelchair shop project with a lifetime of experience, I can now confidently say I will “write what I know.”

The Hindu blog was an even more life-changing experience. I learned new customs, systems of thought, new ways of looking at the world. With that background, I can now approach the local international community with a mind that is heavily inclined to opening, and embracing.

Sometimes you don’t know until years later why you took on certain projects with such diligence.

Dailey Freelance…We Aren’t Just Blogging Over Here.

My company is called “Dailey Freelance Blogging” officially. But some of my bigger projects have been proofreading and editing books. Unfortunately all of these projects are still in the works so I cannot provide clips.

But the three major projects I have worked on are:

  • a memoir by a white American Buddhist heavy metal enthusiast and painter with Tourette’s.
  • a memoir of a Hindu woman with a rare disorder called Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, who is a devotee of Swami Sai Baba. HHT is a condition related to the clotting of the blood.
  • a work of fiction involving the author’s personal genealogy, the history and mythology of Ireland, as well as a heaping helping of metaphysics.

So as you can imagine, I have grown accustomed to working with material that is quite complex, with a great amount of depth, and of deep personal importance to the authors. It has been my great honor to have had these writers entrust me with their stories.

On these projects, I have considered myself merely an editor. The content of the work itself is up to the author, and I’d never dream of intruding on their vision. I provide suggestions when asked, but beyond that my job is to help the author’s story (as they tell it) come through in the most cohesive, coherent, and effective way possible.

I understand that as the author of the work, it is YOUR labor of love. It is your life. I have a great respect for that.

Again it is my honor to work with you.