It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write, and I’ve missed it. The past few weeks have been so hectic. I’ve taken a step towards growing up, and learning how to do simple things like make my own bed every morning, washing the dishes after I have a midnight snack, waking up in time to get to class. It’s been an eye-opening experience, and a wonderful one. As I took this step towards adulthood, I found myself with too little time, and too much to do.
Invariably, my blog was neglected, but now I’m back, and I’ve realized why I love blogging.
1. It’s a place to put my thoughts. It happens so often that I’ve had something I want to talk about, some ideas floating around in my head. A lot of times, you can’t really find anyone who wants to discuss the Sino-Soviet conflict, or Pakistan’s socio-economic problems, or any of those other boring things I’m interested in. My blog is where I can just get it all out of my system.
2. It’s a substitute diary. Growing up, I always liked the idea of having a diary. Those cute pastel and rainbow colored little notebooks with hearts printed onto the pages and shiny locks with tiny keys always looked so shiny and cute. I bought several, but was never able to consistently write in them. I mean, who has something interesting to say EVERY single day? And then I’d lose them, or want a new one, with a cooler design. Diaries just weren’t meant for me. With my blog, I’ll never lose it, since it’s just an internet connection away. I’ll never get bored of how it looks since WordPress offers so many cool themes. And I’ll never run out of things to write because the large community of other WordPressers is constantly giving me ideas. Go WordPress!
3. It’s a way to share with my friends and family. I’m always doodling, writing little bits and pieces in the margins of my notebooks, during class lectures. Every now and then, I’m able to put my whirlwind of thoughts together, and come up with a piece of work that I’m proud of. With friends and family scattered all over the country, posting them to my blog makes it easy to share with everyone who’s important in my life.
4. There’s so many people out there. A lot of my readers and friends, some of them are family – basically, it’s all people I know. Every now and then though, as if almost by accident, I get a comment from someone I don’t know, someone from the vast world of bloggers, and I remember that there’s such a big world, and by blogging, I’m putting in my two cents – I’m sharing what I think with so many potential readers, and that’s a very special feeling.
Here’s to blogging, a wonderful pastime, a wonderful hobby, and a wonderful way to put your thoughts out there. <3