It’s been a mere 7 months since I’ve started blogging. When I first heard about blogging, my first reaction was:
Ppl who blog must feel so self-important that they think that ppl would want to read about their lives.
Then one fateful day waiting for an ADSL central splitter to be installed in my house, I decided to kill some time and try it out.
Long story short, here I am now. It has definitely become a hobby and a core part of my lifestyle. I’m a blogger. It has changed some aspects of my life. Just from the mere fact of looking at the world through my digital camera has revealed things to me that would otherwise be missed.
Putting my life events into words have also helped me remember those events in a more articulate and memorable way. Recording my life with words and photos will allow me to see how much I’d have changed over the years or remained the same despite everything that would happen.
My blog has allowed me to voice my opinions on things that stir up my emotions, especially racism, tragedies, disasters and death; dealing with them cathartically by blogging is a pressure relieve.
Blogging has allowed me to connect with ppl that I would have never connected with. My life has been enriched immensely – this holiday trip that I’m on now is testament to that.
Delving into the behaviour of other bloggers and the politics involved had also preoccupied my blogging in the past year. I’ve sounded out their poor choice of words, their hypocrisies and their myopic and insular views. I especially loath the common excuse of “if you don’t like it, don’t read it”. To be an adult means you take responsibility for your words, spoken or otherwise.
If you don’t like it, don’t read it? I’m more mature than that. 😉
To old readers and new, have a safe time celebrating the New Year. See you in 2006. Remember to drink lotsa water! 🙂