To all bloggers: Why did you start blogging? For one thing, I’m sure we all have one thing in common, and that is we love writing. I’m not exactly a newbie in the blogosphere however this is the first time I felt passionate about blogging hence deciding to take it seriously. Each one of us has their own reasons, let me tell you mine …
Remember your childhood aspirations? I had many to be honest, my mom used to tell me that I wanted to be a doctor when I was really little — we’re talking about 3 years old here (I guess). As I grew up, I wanted to be a singer, a dancer (like every girl), then there was the time when I became fond of reading, addicted to reading. I suppose when you like reading that much , the thought of being able to write and read your own work crossed your mind at least once. Well, for me it was a dream that stayed in my mind for quite a long time, then it moved to the back of my mind when I thought, I had no talent to even think about it. But here I am writing this article, finally scooping that dream out of my head and turning it into something tangible. I’ve always loved writing, so what the hell, maybe I’m not a literary genius but I want to WRITE.
Has it occurred to you when you read something and you thought, “wow that is so me” or “this chick knows exactly what I need”. This is one of the reasons why I started blogging– to share what I know. As an observer, I noticed simple things that should be general knowledge but no, it wasn’t taught to us or we were just continue about our daily lives ignoring certain things that matter. There is a lot to learn out there, it brings me so much joy to be able to share what I know to people, and receive many thanks. I think it is important that we pay attention to every little thing that we encounter everyday be it a happy moment or a negative feeling, we should embrace and accept it because I believe we can learn from it. I started this blog to inspire people and spread the word — everything counts.
I think everyone in our generation has already felt like they were lacking something. If there’s something they’re fond of, they don’t push through because they’re not confident enough. I know I’m not alone in this one, it’s pretty common among us. However, it’s not called ‘self-confidence’ if it doesn’t involve you, yourself. It took me a long time to accept this, I had my fair share of teenager angst myself, self-loathing and not even trying. I was wrong, took me nearly 10 years realizing the fact that the change is within me. You may see whatever kind of shrink or take any amount of pills nothing will change the fact that the sole solution to this is your willpower and most of all self-acceptance. This may sound egoistic and self-centered but everything begins with yourself, before you love another you must love yourself first (I’m sure you’ve heard this already but it’s true).
Now the reason why I started my blog is also because of this, making something big like a blog is for me, an accomplishment. Being a blogger demands patience (especially I’m just starting out), responsibility, time management, all this though once you’ve balanced them it makes you proud of yourself. Blogging makes me confident, and it doesn’t matter if there are times you don’t have inspiration for an article, just make sure that you’re doing what you’ve set your mind on… and be happy.
This was a serious one, but hey I am serious about blogging — how about you? Do you have a dream that you’ve given up on doing?