Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
I remember, it has been more than a decade since I wrote my very first blog post. It was posted in Xanga. That time, Xanga was one of the most famous blog hosting sites. Then I got bored so I moved to Blogspot where I stayed for more than 5 years. Then tried WordPress because of the plugins but found it a little complicated so I switched back to Blogspot. Then there came Tumblr which is my current blogpage.
Most of the time, I talk a lot when I’m with close friends but whenever I feel like there are a lot more things left to share, I do it by blogging. It has been my outlet. Whenever I want to share something about the restaurant I’ve had dinner at, the travel that gave me great experiences, my reviews on makeups and other items, the events that I will never want to forget, the dates with my boyfriend or family or friends… basically anything under the sun.
Well, I went on blogging hiatus sometime last year. Probably because there’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that came into the limelight and I thought microblogging through these sites is already enough for me to keep a virtual journal. Then I realized they somehow don’t.
I once wanted to be a writer but didn’t have the courage to pursue it cos I guess I love IT more. At least I have a blog and a few friends who ask me to make a copy about a certain topic. Thank God for allowing me to fulfill my dream in this simplest way possible. :’)
Now that I’m almost done with the first third of my life (yes, I assume that I live until 75), I want to make this page more of a place everyone would love to visit every time and not just a plain virtual space where I burst my thoughts out, with posts worth reading and sharing, posts worth looking back to, posts I can share to my kids when they grow up and learn to read, posts that can inspire other bloggers to sit infront of their laptops (or mobile phone), start with a few sentences and bring their thoughts into this big, crazy yet amazing virtual world. And just like my blogger idol Patty Laurel, I want to create blog posts that can encourage everyone to be a person who shares good memories to cherish and bad memories to learn from.
You know, I have a few plans for this page. For this first time, I used Paypal to purchase a new theme that I think would match the simple goal of this blog, do some minimal tweaks and make an attractive header. I choose the right fonts and colors to set the mood of the readers. I prepare topics that will seem interesting to diverse types of readers and group them by category for easier browsing. With all these, despite my busy schedule, I hope it will be finished come the launching date of my revamped blog—the 19th of October, yes, my 26th birthday.
From the day that I turn 25 until my last few days at it, I can say it was a really, really great year for me. I’m glad to tell that I have reached most of the goals I have set whether it be personal, career or financial. I must say, I have done ginormous moves, some of which feared me, challenged me, even made me think twice about doing it and almost made me feel like giving up. But I let my determination take over the situation. I know that this is what I want. This is what I have always wanted. I’m not getting any younger; it was the perfect time.
This is probably going to be my last post for September. Can’t wait for the next.♥