When I first heard B-L-O-G, I thought it was something way so big that I wouldn't fit in that space. I had other interests, and so I did not even give it a thought of getting to know what it is exactly. Plus it involves writing, which is why I came to a conclusion that blogging was not my type. Among the people I’m close to, my cousin started a personal blog and I was like, Wow she is awesome; she owns a blog. And later I came across an Islamic blog by my friend. That's when, I started giving it a thought, a bit seriously. If they can blog, can’t I? I am as good as them. Or even better?!
Somehow the thought drove me to create a blog and here I am… after 3+ years. I have created my own space in this world where I have met some wonderful people and got a chance to befriend with quite a few. Isn't it amazing?
My mother sometimes argues with me for not helping her in the household but I sit with my laptop like I am typing this right now. She asked me 'Why do you have to blog?'
Ah, good question! Why do I blog? Before I give her a reply, I want to know the answer for myself.
Frankly, I started this blog, only to escape from my reality; to vent out my mood swings. I was going through a difficult phase in my life, almost losing my identity, and blogging helped me to identify who I am.. to value me.. to respect me for what I am.
I am not going to say that I love writing since my childhood, because I haven't written much apart from my study materials or few times helping my little cousins in their essay writing competition. Oh yeah, those letters that I mailed to my cousins abroad. But No, I never wrote anything personally like expressing myself in a diary or keeping a journal. I am not at all that kind.
But ever since I created this blog, for my own reason, I have the urge to write. At the beginning, I was not serious about blogging, cos I did not even have a topic to write about. Slow and steady, I built this blog, brick by brick.. and shaped it to what it is now. It was my hobby once, but over the months, I write with love and passion.
Now that I love blogging and I am so much passionate about it, I am sourcing it as a medium to express my creativity and share it with the world. Well, as for my mom's question, I can give a long answer. Like.. I enjoy writing.. I get good opportunities.. I learn new things.. I meet amazing people.. blah blah.. It's true, but really is that all?
Well, there's much more to it, and the answer is simple. I blog because it makes me feel important. It gives me hope. It makes me feel productive. Imagine, I being a small town girl, tied up with so many complexities, can run a blog with a laptop and a WiFi connection and bring a change to myself and a person or two; spread some happiness and smiles while you read my post, isn't that wonderful? Isn’t that something I can be proud of myself? Now that makes me feel very good about me. And I believe that's more important while doing things.. anything as a matter of fact.
This is the era where internet rules. And I am not just idling online and wasting my time stalking profiles or sending random messages to people. I channelize my energy into something good and efficient and it is productive for I am getting returns. I am happy to have found a platform to express my thoughts in a creative way as much as possible.
Well, I blog because it makes me feel proud about myself.
Tell me, why do you blog?