By Pelf Nyok
I started blogging in October 2005, in what started as an experiment to see whether I would be able to sustain the enthusiasm long enough to take it seriously. Back when I did not know what blogging was all about, I was constantly worried about publishing a post on a daily basis, and whether I had enough materials to blog about.
But blogging is addictive. Not only have I managed to blog consistently throughout the years, I have never grown tired of it and I am always blog-hopping to learn more about blogging. Blogging, like writing and learning, has become a part of me that I am proud of.
To me, blogging is about constant learning, improving and sharing. I have learned so much from blogging in the last 22 months that I have forgotten what I used to do before I started blogging!
To put it simply, I have learned that blogging:
- is all about learning. The moment I picked up blogging, I have never stopped learning about how things work, how to MAKE things work, what to do if things refused to work, and who to go to for help to make it work.
- is about expressing yourself. You may have the best story to tell but if you cannot express yourself well, that story is as good as never been told.
- is also about broadcasting. I have learned to use blogging as a medium to spread awareness on a lot of causes that need our attention, e.g. help save our seahorses. I have learned that people are more inclined to chip in to whatever causes we are promoting as long as we are passionate about it. It is also about reaching out to people and making friends along the way.
- as well as blog-hopping, have changed the way I think and look at things. It has taught me to look before I jump, and that if I jump into something blindly, chances are things will not work out the way I want them to.
- is entertaining and very satisfying. Perhaps it’s the same good feeling doctors feel after a successful operation?
So what about YOU? How long have you been blogging? What are the most important things that you have learned since then?
Pelf Nyok, the author of pelf-ism is contagious, is a grad-student who is trying to save the turtles, the environment and humankind. Charity, conservation and volunteerism are subjects that are very close to her heart. You may subscribe to pelf-ism is contagious via the RSS Feed.