It’s my blog’s birthday! I started blogging 8 years ago. My first post was on July 2005 at the now defunct Friendster. The second post was made 2 years later but was still on July. So technically my blog is really just six years old. 🙂
I used to write rants and just anything on my mind because somehow I knew nobody reads them. Until I got inspired by Sacha’s witty posts and started writing posts that would somehow be useful to others.
One of the simple things that give me joy is when people take time to leave comments on my posts to give more insight, to let me know that my post helped them, or just to ask a question.
It amazes me that I have met a lot of cool and interesting people through my blog. This blog also helps me keep in touch with my friends and family. It gives them an idea on what I’m doing, feeling and thinking. I also use my blog to let loved ones feel special on their special days.
Blogging has also helped me think and make important decisions in my life – such as when I was contemplating on leaving the academe in favor of exploring the real world of IT.
Blogging helps people get a glimpse of my personality, gives them a window to my heart and mind. However this can also give people a false sense of knowing. I often tag my posts as private when I don’t want strangers to read about them.
A few years ago, I used to write about very personal stuff, but I started to filter my posts when I noticed that my students are starting to read and follow my blog. At that time, I decided to write more about “work – related” stuff and use my blog to reach out and get feedback from my students.
When I joined the industry, I was prohibited to blog about work because we are dealing with very confidential stuff. For a while I stopped blogging. For months my life revolved around my work. There were very exciting and valuable experiences I’ve gained on my first project that I was really tempted to share but I loved my job and I can’t risk losing It. Anyway, I got active .church and found new interesting things to share.
As my blog turns 6, I wish to share more interesting stories and learnings in this wonderful journey called life. 😉
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