July 08, 2007

3 Reasons I Stayed On With Blogging

How quickly two years have gone by. Little did I know then that a tiny hobby (which became an addiction) of mine would become such an overwhelming experience when I delved into the world of blogging.

Y'see, the thing with me is that, whenever I start a project, I sadly do not normally finish it. When I first started blogging, I thought the fad would end in 6 months, that I would become so mighty bored of it, I'd simply throw in the towel and say "What's next?" Yet, I stuck on for 2 years, where it became a place for me to simply rant my heart out, made lovely new friends, bought myself THREE domains, and the list simply goes on. So why did I stick to this project?

1. Great way to stay in touch with friends
When you have friends in different parts of the world, emailing all of them the same stories of what you did every weekend can become pretty overwhelming. What better than to just write it in one place, and have them come over and read it? Best of all, conversations are started over comments, and everyone get to know everyone, that kinda thing. This does NOT replace the personal touch you have with your buddies, of course.

2. Great way to meet new friends
Oh, I couldn't stress this enough. I'm so glad for all the blogging pals I made, ever since I went public with this blog. It took time to build a rapport with other bloggers out there, but it was worth the effort. Oh, and the *ahem* occasional ego boost is fantastic ;) (oh come on, don't tell me you didn't like it :p)

3. Great way to learn new things
Latest information in technology, current issues, sales, promotions, etc - you can get ALL of that in blogs. My magazine-buying habit has taken a serious dip ever since I discovered blogs. I only buy the odd magazine from time to time now; I can get everything else here.

So what are you waiting for? If you've not jumped onto the blogging bandwagon, come on in. There's plenty of room for all ;)

This post was written as part of the Three Blog Project.


Jemima said...

Without your blog, I would not have met you & Bee.. & Tim. ;)

Blogs are a stepping stone to friendship. It is definitely the case for us, my friend.

You must keep on blogging after you moved to Melbourne.. speaking of which.. what happened to the Melbourne photos? I don't think you have posted any of them. ;)

nyx said...

Keep it up. I've met a lot of great people through blogging .. :)

zewt said...

yup.... certainly a good way to keep friends updated with our lives... that is if we do blog about ourselves. as for the ego boost part... couldnt agree more.

nyx... you've met a lot of ppl? how come u didnt say hi to me yest then? haha!

ParisB said...

Yep I totally agree about blogging broadening your scope of friends, even if some may just be virtual ones.

Tine said...

Jemima: Aww sweet :) Likewise, mate ;)

Of course I'll keep blogging when I'm in Melbourne. In between searching for jobs, I don't think I'll have a lot of things in my hands :p

Oh ya, I totally forgot about them! Uploading the photos, I mean. I'll get the post on my trip up this weekend. Fingers crossed :P

Tine said...

Nyx: Thanks, likewise :)

Paris: Yeah, and you were my first. Awwwwwwwwww :)

Zwet: Tee hee hee. Ditto the ego boost :p

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I feel the same about my blog. I have met tons of likeminded servers.