A very jovial and gleeful hello to all of you~
This is the curvy, small-waistline and sheepish Ms.Aya writing to you~
(Laughs) Ok, ok — Ignore the curvy and small-waistline statement please. <^-^>lll
Sheep is so happy because sheep is wearing her new dress but most of all — happy because sheep is blogging to the few yet faithful readers. <^x^>/
In my previous entry, I mentioned that I’ll reveal my latest artwork as well as blogging tips on how to win/capture readers’s attention. Well I’ve completed my artwork however honestly speaking, I wouldn’t declare it as a masterpiece. In lieu, it’s horrible and I’m gonna have to redo it for the third time. (Laughs nervously)
As for the blogging tips, before we get to that part — Here is the most important question you must ask yourself and reflect upon:
What/Who inspired you to blog?
There must be a solid reason why you started blogging, agree?
Well in this post, I want to share with everyone my first blog discovery and what triggered me to blog.
I know I’m not a Blog Star or someone great but I feel that blogging seems to be the only shining star for me. (Laughs)
Another reason I want to share this with everyone is to remind myself what and how I was intrigued to start a blog. In other words — Re-inspire myself. <´ー`>
The Hobby of Writing Open Diaries
This hobby started when I was in primary school. I used to have a little book where I’d write whatever came to mind; which normally revolved around the friendship type of topic. Everyday my friends would ask me for the book and they would sit and read it together. Those days were very peaceful and simplistic for everyone talks nice things about one another and never too vicious with their opinions.
I only wrote at the maximum of 7 lines of *tiny,tiny* words along with *puny, puny* cute drawings and they could happily read as well as share their thoughts and comments.
Sooner or later, I brought forth my diary hobby to some other girls (including Mira, my ex-co-blogger). It was like our little book of secrets where we could write about everyday’s events and footage of our school life together.
After I got into secondary school, I still continued writing however, it became more private because my friends were adopting this knack of gossiping without a care. Eventually, my diaries were just written to myself and it became somewhat lonesome thereafter.
The thought of writing to a person diminished for some time until my final year in secondary school. A classmate of mine suggested to have a secret book which only the few of us can read. It was a happy and exciting moment for me to be able to write again. I know if I wanted to write my thoughts, I can always do that but the feeling I get when writing TO A PERSON is different. It makes my words alive and real compared to addressing to “Dear Diary”, a dead end book which remains in the comfort zone and never advancing or striving to reach out to people.
Incidentally around this time… I came to know about blogs.
The Starting Point of My Blogging Hobby
It was nearly the end of my final year in secondary school and in time, we would not be able to write in a book together again. Thankfully, I discovered blogging and this memory will always remain vivid and imprinted in my head.
I was debating with somebody about Christianity, precisely; the difference between the Catholic faith over those of other denomination. Although I was bent on proving my point, in the end I failed to for I couldn’t response spontaneously in a verbal argument.
So it was frustrating for me to speak my mind out at the same time, I read Maddox’s website and got the inspiration to write my thoughts online. Wanting to get my opinions written and read, I begun by creating a blog via Friendster. I managed to do my brain dump there, had some strangers reading ‘em… but as time ticked-tock away, I got fed up with Friendster because there were a swamp of assholes harassing me on my Friendster inbox (never to the point of haranguing me though).
Then onwards, I blogged… Blog, blog and blog until I am discovered. <^x^>
I don’t need friends (whom I know in person) to read me. It can be anybody as long as they have good intentions. I don’t want the spot light to always be on me so I let my readers share their point of view in the comment section where I can read and response to; it’s a two-way communication.
Ultimately, I enjoy writing and expressing through writing (& blogging) despite how lousy my English can be. I think I have better chances when it comes to writing than talking. (Laughs)
I know I blog rubbish for instance: What I bought today, what I ate etc…
And I’m surprise that people actually read my crap, agree with my points and accept my recommendations. (Laughs)
I guess we do cherish the little things that happen in our daily lives. <*^_^*>
Therefore …. Heh, enough about sheep. <x_x>
Your turn, peeps~!
- What or who inspired and driven you to blog?
In addition —
- How much do you love blogging and your readers?
- What is blogging to you?
PS: Before I blogged this entry, I wrote the content in advance while drinking at Starbucks. ↓
Minutes later… ↓
Hours later… ↓
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I lost my pen. <;__;> (Tears)