OutCast

I’ve been scouring WordPress looking for writing inspiration.  Jessica Bakkers had just the inspiration I needed.   She did a post about Outcast Bloggers; those of us that do not have thousands of followers.  I certainly fit into that category.  You can find Jessica’s post and blog here:

https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/04/13/the-outcasts-bloghouse-no-cool-kids-allowed/

When I was a kid, I was very much an Outcast.  I can remember being teased for my hand-me-down clothes.  I never wore anything that was “cool”.  I never bought my lunch.  I carried my lunch to school in a brown paper sack.

I hung out with the other Outcasts.  We were the ones that smoked out behind the school.  We would gather; our heads together, speaking in hushed voices.

We clung to each other, each of us seeking acceptance.  We found that acceptance in the eyes of the other Weirdos, Nerds and Losers.

It was hard to fit in back then.

The kids today, have it even harder than I did.  In today’s world, with the designer labels, social media and the electronics, it’s harder than ever to keep up.  I wouldn’t have stood a chance!

So to all you Outcasts out there, you are always welcome at PennyLaneThoughts!

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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4 Responses to OutCast

  1. Ah it’s great to meet a fellow outcast! Come, join my club! We have cake… to throw at the cool kids 😏

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  2. Kat says:

    Hello from another outcast! Being an outcast has given me a lifetime of opportunities to study human nature (and find topics to write about) and really helped me to understand people much better. 🙂 I always felt like the followers lost their individuality.

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