Challenge: How you found out about blogging & why you made one.
I’ve known about blogs almost as long as I’ve known any connective site (social media) and I honestly have no idea who first spoke it within my ear shot. I have however, tried blogging before in a couple forms, entries on MySpace, Hi5, Facebook and Blogger – it just never stuck.
Then I was looking on the “upcoming” year (2010) and how I wanted to change and prepare for employment. I realised, that I was always happier when writing, didn’t matter where but definately not when I’m restricted. Then it occured to me that I had spent 11 years writing for others.
It felt as though I had lost my “voice” and decided that I would claim it back through writing. I wrote and let no one read it at first. I wanted to find steady footing before I let anyone know. Now here I am, enjoying what I started out being scared of.
I must take this opportunity to mention the blog(ger)s I have enjoyed over the years:
They made me want to blog:
- Marlon James
- Sydney’s Journey
- Ivan Kristic
- The Huffington Post
- John Mayer’s old blog at honeyee
- The Matey Chronicles
I now read these guys all the time:
- Not So Humble Pie
- The Dieline
- One Forty Plus (John Mayer’s new blog at tumblr)
- COMMS Corner
- The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
- Motivation Station
- Hey! Do You!
- One Ordinary Day
- Cinnamon Coffee
- living & loving life
- Adventures of Mamachel
- in addition to the plethora I had posted about before
Just know this, blogging has been an entertaining experience, which has given me a new outlet of expression. I am happy I started :)