My Blogging Journey

To be honest, I began blogging officially in early 2011 on my Blogspot account as I realised that I needed a place to record down my thoughts, emotions and dreams. I wanted my blog to be a place where I am able to write anything and everything, a place where I could free my mind from the things that had been bugging me throughout the day. That was when my journey of blogging started.

About Mid 2012 – Mid 2013, I decided to challenge myself by blogging every single day and soon, it became a habit that I truly enjoyed. No matter what I was feeling on that day, I decided to post something even as short as a sentence. Over time, I realised that blogging freed my mind, I was able to let out my feelings without talking to anyone — I was that introverted — and thus, it became a diary of sorts, a place where I was able to share my true emotions about something without being criticised. Day by day, the blog developed into something more than a diary, it became a place where I did most of my goal settings and a place where I am accountable to my past self. In my time in junior college, it is that accountability that allowed me to achieve most of my goals.

Soon, as we marched into 2014 – 2015, my posts became more life-related. I became obsessed with trying to understand the purpose of life and in finding the inborn passion of mine. I shared my thoughts on my likes and dislikes, why we act the way we do, what should we aspire to be and what are our true innate desires. I didn’t realise that what I was on the verge of a quarter-life crisis.

In late 2015 – 2016, during my stint in National Service, the crisis hit me unexpectedly. I was left pretty much confused and unsure about everything. Most of my waking hours were spent pondering and thinking about decisions, decisions that at that point of time I thought could make or break my future. My blog posts during that period of my life reflected that confusion that I experienced. I went deeper into trying to understand the meaning of life and the possibility that everything is futile, I wrote about my passion — whatever that might mean — and I talked about the person I wanted to be. It is also at that period of my life when I decided to start a new blog, a blog that would be more creatively driven and suited to the new content/writing style that I have.

Fast forward to today, this is my current blog, a lot have changed since the beginning and probably a lot have not but whatever it may be, I still enjoy blogging like I did in the past. To me, blogging is not just about writing things down or to share ideas with the world, but instead, blogging has been a way of life that is an escape from the pains of reality and a sanctuary for my thoughts and emotions.

 

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One thought on “My Blogging Journey

  1. Thank you for sharing your story of blogging; I’m a newbie. Within weeks of starting my blog I realized my goals for blogging were changing. I’ve read several blogs recently on writers and writing. Your description of how your daily entries has reflected the mental changes that affected your writing is very helpful. I have been playing with different ways I want to go with my blog to reflect what I am discovering about myself and life. Your posts are very well written, clear and helpful to my process. Thank you.

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