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Thursday, December 17, 2009

My First Internet-Published Blog.

I had this notion that a blog has to be written in English and it has to follow the proper writing format but when I got through several blogs (and Bob Ong's Books), it made me realize that a blog is a form of freestyle writing. So now, Blogging for me is something like a journal, an output of whatever the writer is feeling, has seen, has experienced, or just saying anything under the sun.

Before, I had this fear of writing because I might not be able to do it right. I also had this fear of publishing a blog over the internet for the same reason that I have with the fear of writing. But now, I found the courage to test new waters. Actually, writing isn't that new to me. I was a Contributor to our School Paper when I was in First Year High School, a Columnist during my Sophomore Year, a Managing Editor when I was in Third Year, and an Associate Editor during my Senior Year in High School. I wrote stories and poems for my batchmates' entertainment (and I could fill an entire filler refill or notebook back then).

In College, I tried my luck to be part of the University's Official Publication. And wallah! I didn't make it. (hahaha!) Unfortunately, there were more writers better than me and are much more talented and deserving to be part of the University's prestigious Publication. I never tried writing for the school anymore. I only did love letters and poems solicited by friends (and they'll give it to the person they're courting) and stuff like that. I was unrecognized. I continued writing stories and poems for my friends. But I still don't feel I'm good at writing. I don't have the confidence. There are a lot more people better than me.

When blogging became a trend, I was kind of tempted to go with the flow but was drawn back by my fear. What if people won't like my works? It took me years to decide to go public, since the trend of blogging began up until now. The challenge of of writing knocks again, not for money, not for my friends' entertainment, but for myself. I don't know if I could still write boldly as I did before, without fear of being criticized, but I am ready to take on the challenge. I am stepping forward to the world of blogging. I don't know if anybody would even be interested with my posts but I just want to do what I love to do, sharing my thoughts, sharing my interests, sharing my experiences, sharing my passion. As Paulo Coelho said, "If you want to know something, plunge right in!", and this is what I'm doing. This is my first internet-published blog and there'll be more to come. Expect my works to be written in English, Tagalog, Bisaya or a mixture of two or more Languages.


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