Dia Veinticinco – How you found out about blogger and why you made one.
I guess now we know where this meme originated, right? 😛
Well, I use WordPress now but this blog did actually originate on Blogger. I don’t think I really had a clear idea of what to write about at the time (I look at it now and the first couple of posts are laughable). I think, at that time in my life, I just needed to channel my creative writing into something. I’d just graduated from uni and was thrown into this adult world that wanted experience, not qualifications. The recession had hit us full force and I was without a job.
I guess, in that sense, it was kind of a diary. I’d had dreams of becoming a freelance journalist specialising in film and books reviews and also needed a place to channel my opinions. Everything kind of fit into place.
I chose Blogger because it was free and easy.
Over time I discovered the book blogging community. At the time I was on a personal challenge to read 50 books in a year. This was a tiny amount compared to the voracious readers I met online. But the comments I received from my newfound netfriends spurred me on to continue writing reviews and expressing my opinions.
I wouldn’t describe my blog as a ‘book blog.’ In fact, I would feel hard pressed to pick a subject it focuses primarily on nowadays. I think ‘Not in the Pink’ lives up to its name – being not entirely sane. It’s a blog filled with scattered bits and pieces from a girl waiting to follow her dreams.
My new blog is something that’ll focus on my passions (books, films, politics, languages, etc.) but will also chronicle the first steps in my new life: As a teacher of EFL in a strange and foreign land.
In a way, blogging for nearly two years has helped me get to this place in my life. People who write blogs automatically give you access to their opinions and facts about the things that affect their lives. From blogging, I’ve read about the different ways people live around the world and that you can reach for something that seems impossible. (As cheesy as it sounds.)
Blogging’s a big part of who I am and I can’t imagine giving it up any time soon. Sorry, interweb. I’m here to stay.