Tag Archives: bloggers

Perseverance and Purpose

I sat down to draft a blog post at 9:30pm. It is now 10:10pm. I have just written my first sentence.

40 minutes were spent browsing other blogs, comprehending, appreciating, empathising and most importantly respecting their self-discipline in continuing to update their blog regularly, for building up a growing readership, for having their thoughts published and read by people all around the world.

This is week 3 of me trying to build this blog into my weekly habits and already I’m feeling slightly winded. I was thinking about this before I restarted my blog efforts – what is the purpose of my blog? This question is reinforced when I browse blogs. Those that catch my attention are either about 1 topic, about 1 person’s unique situation and thus perspective on things, pictures or words that make me laugh or simply appreciate life.

What is my blog about? That was one of the questions I was supposed to think about before starting it and I thought I got it figured out. It would be about crazy stories pickled with amusing stories from my daily life. Right now it just feels like my rants and rambles.

Rants and rambles are plentiful enough on the internet but while they are passionately practiced by many budding writers, there are few who do it well and even less who get to their goal of publishing a book or becoming a professional writer. I don’t have the goal of publishing a book yet, but I do want to get better and more purposeful at writing.

So perhaps I have just reinstated the purpose of my blog. Worldwide recognition or not, pictures or not, wordy boring posts or not (hopefully not), I’m going to become more purposeful at writing one crazy story at a time.

Tagged , ,

January 2015

Happy New Year

I hope you had a great start to the year and are looking forward to an atrociously adventurous, particularly productive year and to 365 days of creating fantastically fond memories with those you love. May this year bring great things your way!

I’ve taken quite a long hiatus from blogging. I always knew time flies but the evidence really smacks me in the face when I can’t remember my WordPress password and when I finally log in, seeing a whole new WordPress interface and that the date under my last post says “2 years ago”. Oh dear.

After getting used to the new interface (it’s very blue), I see the list of bloggers I follow and I get pretty excited! My heart skips a beat and I can feel a slight adrenaline pumping through my veins with thoughts like “I wonder what they’ve been up to” and “There’s going to be so much new content I can read and have fun with!” It’s definitely time for me to get back into this blogging sphere.

The internet is a huge space and I guess we all find our little pockets where we are able to express ourselves and share stories with those we know only through their writing or drawings, who live miles / kilometers away from us, and whom we may never ever meet. But it’s amazing that these people and their stories are one of the main reasons I’m excited about getting back into the gossip (aka ‘gos’ in teen language). Never too old to get with it.

Reading old posts really brings you back in time. You should try it sometime, if you haven’t already. Sure, you may question “Why the heck would I write something like that?”, “I don’t get it, why would anyone read this boring drivel!” or even, “This couldn’t have been something I wrote!” but the truth is, WordPress doesn’t lie and no one would hack into your account to post random twaddle to get you all tripped up in the rare instance that you finally get off your bum and try to log into wordpress (after multiple attempts) for the first time in eons.

So long story short; or TLDR as current internet acronyms go, I’m back and I can’t wait to catch up on all the amazing stuff I’ve missed. See you around fellow bloggers!

Tagged , , , ,

Slowest Blogger Award

If I were to give myself an award, it would be titled “The Slowest Blogger Award” and it would look something like this:

Slowest Blogger Award

Or maybe something less cheery colored…

Instead, one of the loveliest bloggers, Rlcarson, has shared the “Sunshine Award” and the “Lovely Blogger Award” with me. Part of me is going “awww…” while the other part is going “No way!?” I really don’t think I deserve it but I’m unabashedly putting this up on my blog. How shameless!

To check the boxes, here are my answers to the questions from the Sunshine Award and 7 things about myself for the Lovely Blogger Award. I’m not being lazy! I just believe that you can learn alot of things from how someone answers a set number of questions as you can tell:

  • Favorite number: 26, just because.
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Soy Milk, why not?! It’s healthy too!
  • Facebook or Twitter: Dropbox, it’s pretty cool.
  • My passion: Reading, learning, photography, life in general. (Is that lame? haha)
  • Favorite pattern: Those squiggly ones at the corner of fancy invitations on manuscript papers.
  • Favorite day of the week: Thursday, because Friday and the weekend is round the corner and hopefully it’s been a productive week.
  • Favorite flower: Baby’s breath to touch, brightly colored Daffodils in pictures. Still unsure what flowers I would like to have and I’m still really bad at taking pictures of flowers.

I’m sure all of my favorite blogs have already been nominated for these awards but just to spread the word about these blogs more, here I go!

http://getsecondlunch.com/ – Tim is awesome and definitely jumped at this opportunity
http://honesttoddler.wordpress.com/ – Hilarious! Totally realistic toddler talk
http://daintylacesmightyheart.wordpress.com/ – Such a pretty girly blog, great posts, nice reads
http://cheerfulegg.com/ – Love it! Great writing and always good for a laugh
http://mysmallpotatoes.com/ – So creative and I love the colors and the pictures
http://flickerfree.wordpress.com/ – Love the unique photographic framing and perspectives
http://incaseimgone.com/ – Such a meaningful blog and such great writing
http://momentmatters.wordpress.com/ – Very interesting read on life’s moments

Pictures of the awards are here with their guidelines below.

1. Acknowledge the person who nominated you
2. Describe 7 things about yourself
3. Nominate some (approx 15) bloggers you would like to share this award with and tell them about it.

1. Acknowledge the person who nominated you
2. Answer the questions above (see post)
3. Nominate some (approx 10) bloggers you would like to share this award with and tell them about it.

Tagged , , , ,