I have not abandoned my blog, and I’m not going to bore you with the same excuse that I’m busy. Who isn’t busy really? Today as it is my blogging anniversary (thanks to WordPress for the notification) I had to reassess my blogging activities. Why did I start this blog? Have I accomplished what I meant to do with it? The answer is of course, I started as a way keeping in touch with my family and friends, and yes, I’m using it the way I intended to – that’s an accomplishment.
But what took me a while to realise is that blogging is like writing, in fact it is writing. I regard writing a blog post the same as writing a personal essay, even though less formal, it remains truthful. In addition, a post has to be carefully edited and then published. The process would be the same even if I were to tell a story using photos only. What I like about blogging though is that I can write what I want (not offending anyone in the process, of course) and publish it without waiting for someone else to tell me that it’s not good enough for a certain publication.
It has also become obvious during my blogging experience that quality more than quantity is what I admire and enjoy from the blogs I follow. Each and every time after reading these blogs, I always feel that I’ve learned something new or gained a new perspective on something. The quality of posts is something I hope to emulate — well, I’m not trying to make an excuse for not posting for months — and wish to achieve. So in all, I’m still around even though my appearances are less frequent. This is a pace I’m comfortable with at the moment, otherwise blogging would become a chore.
So this day reminds me of another reason I immensely enjoy blogging. Connecting and interacting with other bloggers or writers. The knowledge that behind the avatar, there are real people with their own stories to tell makes it worthwhile. On that note, I sincerely thank you my fellow bloggers, followers, readers and friends for taking interest in my blog, and in turn inviting me to your amazing worlds.
Cheers to blogging!