Today is a very exciting day for me (well actually it was Friday, but I tried three times to make a Vlog and the audio just kept cutting out and then made the rest of the audio on my computer cut out).
So on Friday morning I woke up with some amazing news. When I first wake up in the morning I try and check my WordPress, when I can. I now have over 300 followers! YAY!!!
Now for some people who have like the thousands followers it might be “So What?!” To me though it is amazing! I am honestly surprised that I have even one followers. People in my life dont even know that I am doing this, except for my partner, and he only found out this week!
Blogging for me is a kind of Freedom. I have people who don’t know me, having discussions with me and I honestly miss this! I find these days people (even without any malice intended) judge you and instead of wanting to have a discussion, they just want to be right. I don’t find this with Blogging. I honestly believe that Blogging is more about having discussions with people who are interested in the same thing and without the judgement.
So thank you to ALL of my amazing followers, I love you all so much you have no idea!
Last night my Mum and I were talking about how we both have had diaries from our younger years and how mortified we were by what we had written in there. My mother was so ashamed by one of her diaries that she actually burnt it.
Which then brought us to talk about all these people who post these posts on Facebook. In ten years time will they look back at those posts like we “older” people look back at our diaries and cringe, except there is a huge glaring difference…Facebook is public.For example, there is this girl who is ALWAYS talking about how she’s better than her boyfriends ex and calling her all sorts of names. In a recent post she’s talking about she got into a fight with her boyfriends ex and writes about how this girl needs to stop being weak and get up and fight?
How is she proud enough of this? Then her next status is about how everyone should stay out of her business, because of course we don’t know what she’s dealing with. If she wants people to stay out of her business, why write a PUBLIC post? It’s also amazing how many times her and her boyfriend also just always seem to bump into their exs. That is just one of the many MANY example I can think of posts that make myself cringe.I know most of these people wont understand for years (if ever) how others must be viewing this.
A lot of these problems are also down to their friends though. A lot of this girls friends are calling this girl boyfriends ex a “whore” because she’s contacting this girls boyfriends and saying she misses him. My first question was “Why does she feel comfortable enough to text him that?”. If he REALLY didn’t want her contacting him, he can definitely take steps to stop this from happening. They don’t have a kid together or anything. Stupid girls, this guy must be in HEAVEN!lol
Here I am sitting in class (it is amazing how often I think while in class) and I had an “Oprah Light-bulb Moment”, so here I am trying to finish off this Blog before class finishes because I know that I’ll lose the momentum.
Blogging, to me, is like an open mind journal. You write what you are most passionate about and you get to spread that passion with the whole wide world. At the same time though you get actual real life responses. For me I am getting these responses from no one I personally know…and it’s fantastic!
I am getting objective points of views on topics that I love and getting a huge wide range of advice from people that I don’t know…and that to is fantastic!
It’s not like Facebook or any of those other social media sites where if you write something people who do know you and, in all good intent, want the best for you. It’s just not the same way. They think too much and they also think that they know you and everything about and it is then that it becomes extremely clear who does not.
I like objective, I like to think in a way I have never thought before, I like my opinions to be challenged in a respectful way.
This, my dears, is why I love Blogging.
YAY!!! It’s my 100th post and I feel like celebrating…Never for a moment would I think I would ever stick at something for this long. In the past when I have started Blogging or journal writing I give up after a few entries. Too have made it this far is a huge achievement for myself.
It is amazing to me that this started as a school assignment and now it has become something that it a part of my daily life. I have never expressed so much to an unknown public in my life before. I have made entries that even my closer friends have had no idea is happening in my life. I have made good friends on here that I feel comfortable talking to and somehow feel safer in these friendships.
It has been an amazing journey and I can honestly say writing on this Blog has helped me out so much in my own personal life, in a way that I could never have imagined! It has been amazing! =D
I have been trying to think of something special to do but all I’ve been able to come up with is the video uploaded below. My next big plans is to change the look of my Blog, it’s been this way for pretty much a year now and with the 100th post it is definitely a good time for a change. I’m still not sure where I want to take this, but I have been SO inspired by other fellow bloggers that I want to spice my own Blog up more and get more interactive!
So I shall grin too myself, have a nice celebratory cup of coffee and you can all start watching this space for more…
Uploaded on 5 Oct 2009
Music video by Kool & The Gang performing Celebration. (C) 1980 The Island Def Jam Music Group