Why This Blog Even Exists

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Years before 2013, I was just a casual reader. I read maybe an average of 5 books a year. But I have been a reader since I was younger. I read Sweet Valley Kids, Sweet Valley Jr. High, Animorphs, Choose Your Own Adventure and of course, Harry Potter, among others. But school took my reading time. I grew up. Eventually, work got in the way.

A few days before 2012 ended, I borrowed “The Time of My Life” by Cecelia Ahern from my aunt. I finished the book few hours before New Year’s Eve. I don’t really remember the details of the novel. But that time, the thing that stuck on my mind was to make the most out of my life, that I should enjoy life and do things that I really wanted to do. After that, my love for reading was rekindled and I started to read almost every day. This may sound crazy but when I started reading again, I felt that I gained a new positive outlook in life. I believe that reading helped me appreciate life more. I got interested in lots of other stuff. Reading showed me how much there is to be experienced in the world. I started to change my humdrum life into a new one. I tried different things I was grateful I did. I decided to meet new people and try new things.

Blogging was suggested to me by a friend. Since I have been telling myself to try new things, I liked the idea. And I enjoy reading blogs. Personal blogs are journals. I once read something that having a journal makes you a better person. Expressing your thoughts leads to self-fulfillment and self-discovery. I thought about blogging for weeks. Should I blog or not? I keep on thinking that if I just want to write my thoughts, shouldn’t keeping a journal at home suffice? Why post my thoughts online and get others to read it? Then something dawned on me. Just like when I discovered that reading doesn’t have to be a solitary activity when I joined a book club, I realized that writing my thoughts doesn’t have to be solitary too. By blogging, I could connect to more people of similar interests. Writing thoughts would be more fun if shared with kindred spirits. Getting feedback and reading others’ different perspectives would be a better experience. Now, I’m putting up this blog. This is my first blog post. So please, welcome me to the blogging world. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Why This Blog Even Exists

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere Meca! 😀 You’re right, nosy as it sounds, there’s a sense of satisfaction, vindication even, in reading your thoughts reflected in another’s writing. Or in coming across a new perspective on what you thought was a cut and dried issue. I’m not making much sense here, but I hope you get my drift, yes? Bottomline is, personal ranting and raving aside, blogging is something of a start in joining a certain community. 🙂

  2. Meliza!!!! *rolls out red carpet* 🙂

    I read a few Sweet Valleys back then too. But I mostly consumed Archie Comics a whole lot. And of course, I was obsessed with Harry Potter for a long time (until now). And I concur, finding kindred spirits is just awesome. 😀

    And yay for this first post!!!! More more more! 🙂

    1. Tin! *waves*

      I’ve borrowed and read Archie Comics in highschool too. 🙂 Thumbs up for Harry Potter! And thanks for the red carpet welcome. LOL

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