“Dear Juliet” started out as an outlet for my poetry, I treated it like a personal diary that constantly rhymed. Before I posted love poems and stories about heartache told –despite being a teenager who didn’t know anything about the concept of love. Fast forward three years later, I noticed there were actual people reading this blog. I’d get one or two comments every now and then telling me how much they relate to one of my pieces. I was touched. Knowing people related to what I’ve written made me feel a little less lonely.
The reason my blog is called “Dear Juliet” was that of my fascination with Shakespeare when I was younger. I was fourteen or fifteen when I started this blog meaning I was new to the world of poetry. I thought poems were written with the same old English structure and by old white men. This blog helped me grow as a writer and learn more about the world of poetry. Dear Juliet Blog was more than just an online diary it became an outlet for learning new writing styles.
Over the years, I thank my readers and my very poetic friends who helped me find “Dear Juliet’s” voice on the internet. I was sharing my experiences, emotions, and views to complete strangers. Now, I post more than poetry. I post pieces of my life in prose.
Because in this century, emotions are also expressed in the digital platform –you just have to get a little creative.