I get this question more frequent now. I still don’t know what to say. I always fumble for words and I still end up saying the wrong things by trying to make the whole story short.
I started in 2003
Yes, that’s right. I started around 2003 when I moved to Dubai. I had so much time in my hands at that time that I can be present in so many social media sites and forums. So, if I started early, why is my blog not popular?
Well, I have a love-hate relationship with blogging. Let’s just say that I never really took it seriously. There are times that I would blog almost everyday and then total silence that could go on for months. My blog is also “personal”. I don’t write about politics or religion. I write about me. My life. I do not have tutorials to share, no exciting content. I don’t even know if I had readers back then. Not even my family knows about the blog. I don’t publicize. I’m happy just knowing that I have my space in the world-wide web.
I’ve had 5 other blogs before, this is my 6th.
That’s a lot of blogs, yeah? I left almost all of them because I’d like to think that I am evolving. That I am moving to the direction where I am supposed to. What do I know, right?
I remember someone asking me the same question: “what do you write about?”
I didn’t know how to answer her then because I was transitioning again. So I said, “my blog started out as a nail polish blog because I was so into it at that time and now I’ve included other stuff as well so I guess I write about anything.”
You should have seen the look on her face. She was looking at me like, meh … another wannabe blogger. (Of course that’s what I got out of her reaction..who knows what she was actually thinking, right?) I felt bad after that. It was like I shouldn’t be with them because I’m not as popular. (insecurities, right?)
Seriously? I’m not sure. I’m still figuring it out. I write about myself, my family, the things we do, our adventures (or lack thereof), anything that I would like to share, basically.
One thing I realized is that I have remained a newbie in this field. And I’d like to take it seriously now.