Because of Blogging


November 1, 2007 11:51 PM

I blog

Because of blogging:

  1. I use my phone to jot down any and all random ideas that pop into my head throughout the day, even when I’m sitting on the toilet. Even when I am just about to fall asleep.
  2. I bought a digital camera, and started seeing everything in camera angles. I started to fantasise if only my eyes were cameras, then I could capture it all.
  3. I sometimes take photos before I do, say or eat anything. It weirds people out.
  4. I discovered that my blogging hobby could earn a little bit of money. I used that money to buy more toys to support the hobby.
  5. On some days I get writer’s block and then I wonder why am I worried about having something to post? And I think, “is blogging cramping my real life?
  6. I’ve argued with total strangers online and thought, “Geesus, this is so freaking pointless!”
  7. I’ve lost a friend.
  8. I got overly obsessed with stats, and ranking in things that don’t matter. I’ve got readers who use RSS to keep up with me (subscribe now!), readers who link to me and click through to me, and readers who simply bookmarked me or type in my address into the browser. They are the ones that matter, and the fact that they keep coming back is what keeps me going. Good for me, good for you. 🙂
  9. I’ve had readers who don’t comment but who email to let me know that they really enjoy reading me. One even said that I’ve touched and inspired him in his life (hi VU!). He may be the only one who’s ever said that to me, but that’s probably what makes it so awesome.
  10. I’ve met people whom I wouldn’t have met otherwise – you see them on the top commentators list and on my blogroll. You guys are tops. And I’m still meeting new bloggers and commentators today. Blogging enriches my life to no end.
  11. 90% of my online reading consists of other blogs. The only non-blogs I read are tech and news sites.
  12. I comment all over the place and lose track of them.
  13. I’ve learnt how to be my own worst critic. But also a pretty darn good editor at the same time. *cough*
  14. I’ve had random strangers recognise me through my photos and videos. It always give me a buzz.
  15. I’ve learnt to approach strangers and talk to them. And then I take their photos.
  16. Family and friends know what I’m up to without me telling them. I’m lazy that way. “Read my blog!”
  17. I’ve been more honest with myself than I would ever have been. But at times, I hold myself back from being too honest.
  18. I’ve fantasised about doing this full time, travelling and covering clubbing events around the world and become a world-famous roving reporter of the dance music scene. And maybe get on MTV, E, V or VH1. That’d be mad. Ok, I’ll settle for just Australia. :mrgreen:
  19. I’ve got a creative outlet. It makes me feel good because I’m not creative in any other way.
  20. I’m creating a living history for my family. If I ever marry and have kids, I think they’d get a kick out of it. Just like how I would if my parents had blogs.

22 thoughts on “Because of Blogging

  1. mooiness Post author

    Cherisher: hahah yeah, a MAJOR part! and thanks for continuing to read! 🙂

    blur ting: heheh well you can call me the 2.5-year veteran. It’s great isn’t it, this journey that we have undertaken?

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  2. Katie

    I agree with the 90% of online reading is blogs – me too! You bring up a lot of points which I totally relate to – it’s scary. When does blogging take over? 😛

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  3. mooiness Post author

    Katie: yeah it’s mind-blowing isn’t it? Even my parents get it now. Before they were wondering why would ppl want to put their “diaries” online? Now they are surfing through to whatever and whomever I link to!

    Lupin: yeah man, otherwise I would not have stayed on for so long. Hahah!

    mf: the cap was bought from Cafepress.com. Check them out – they got a lot of other cool stuff.

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  4. girlstar7

    Travelling the world, going to clubbing events and blogging about it full-time? Can you get ME a job doing that…that would be an absolute dream! What a life…ok…I now have a new ultimate fantasy (well, a clean one) 😛

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