Hey guys! Hope you had a lovely weekend :) Can't say mine was superb, but it's not that bad either. I am in the process of doing some changes on my blog (giveaways, design makeover, etc) so stay tuned for that!
Second, I made a post about 'how to deal with break ups' because I recently came across Brandi's blog about it. I ended up typing a novel about my 2 serious relationships instead; so for now, it's stored in the drafts! I decided to make a new post for today, it's about why I started blogging (everyone seems to be doing it so might as well jump into the bandwagon, right?)
I have been blogging since I was 13. I came across several blogs which contain really great and inspirational posts. Others have really great design, while some have beautiful photos and stories to share. I fell in love with that idea, the idea of sharing my daily life and opinions on the internet. I joined several websites and tried to find my niche. I knew that the only thing I have to offer on the blogosphere are my thoughts, since I'm not really a beauty nor fashion guru.
It was really great! I became so engrossed, taught myself how to customize my blog since I want to attract readers. I went from one blog to another and wrote thoughtful comments on posts which I really loved. Soon enough, I gained online friends who share the same interests as I do. I have tried every blogging platform, I feel like a blog whore! You name it: Livejournal, Xanga, Multiply, Tumblr, and many other sites (can't remember their names now)
A lot of popular bloggers really inspired me to continue blogging, even though only a small number of people are able to read whatever the hell I type. I wanted to know how it feels like to receive feedback and comments from others saying "wow! I can totally relate to that" or "I know how it feels (insert similar story here) so I never lost interest in blogging.
To sum it all up, I just love the idea of getting the chance to share my stories to others, hoping that at least some of them will find it inspiring too, just like the ones that have inspired me. I want to seek assurance from fellow bloggers that I'm not the only one who feels this way (take this and this as an example) I also find blogging as a therapy by letting all out my emotions which I can't say through my mouth to people I come across every single day. It's relieving, but at the same time, addictive too. I'm aware that there's a high chance that someday, I may feel that blogging has become more of a duty than a hobby. When that day comes, I just need to remind myself why I started blogging in the first place and perhaps, take a look back at this post.
Blogging will always be a big part of my life. I may not have a large audience; but hey, at least I have readers out there who take the time to read whatever's on my mind.