December 19, 2011

180 posts and counting



3 years ago, I decided to create my own site. I didn't know anything about blogging then but I really wanted to learn and be part of the blogging community. I  was very much inspired by Carol and Deb who both had their own cool sites and after following their stories, I was determined to write my own. I thought, "how hard could it be?"

Contrary to my assumption, blogging wasn't as easy as it seemed. It took me several months of contemplations and self-doubt before I finally garnered the courage to publish an entry. Other than my sister, I knew that no one else read my site, but posting something on the web made me feel so exposed. It was as if  I was baring my soul to the entire world. Because of this, I was pathetically self-conscious when I first started. I would draft a post, proofread a million times and then let it rot in my draft folder. After some time, I realised that no one really gives a shit about what I write. The level of self-consciousness gradually decreased, giving me the courage to find my writing voice. After months of writing self-indulgent posts and reading other people's sites, I slowly became addicted to the blogsphere.

I think what I like most about blogging is having my voice heard. Even if nobody hears me or reads my stories, at least I have the pleasure of telling them, without anyone interrupting me. While drafting a post, nobody can shut me up, boo at me or tell me that my story sucks. That’s a pleasure in itself, don’t you think? There's something to be said about being able to have your say. I think it's very therapeutic.

I look forward to writing many more self-indulgent posts in the future and celebrating heaps of blog anniversaries. To those of you who read my blog, thank you for your love and support. I really do appreciate your readership.

10 comments:

Amanda Christine Wong said...

yay! keep it up bebeh!

DoRa Priscilla said...

Happy anniversary to Lizee's Secret Garden! ^^

Lizeewong said...

Thanks Manda!! ^__^


Thanks Dora!!! ^__^

Yen said...

happy birthday Lizee's Secret Garden! keep up da good work. go! go! ^_*

V said...

You know what they say, don't stop :D Happy belated birthday to your blog!

jet said...

your blog is my favourite one miss. hehehe.. like it very much!

Lizeewong said...

Yen- Thanks! ^__^

V- Thanks! Yep, just keep writing right? :)

Jet- Thanks dear! xoxo

chegu carol said...

Cheers to blogging! If not, mana sia kenal ko kan Liz? ^__^

Wyne @ Mouren Mauve said...

If not Chegu Carol, sa pun tidak kenal you. Keep it up.

...and nice knowing you. (^^)

Lizeewong said...

Kay- Cheers!!! So true! If it weren't for blogsphere, we wouldn't have met and I wouldn't have known that you and Alex are third cousins :)

Wyne- Thanks!!! Nice knowing you too. Hopefully one day buli jumpa kau in person