Hello, anybody home? Helloooo?
I have been really busy the past months, but I guess the question is… what made me come back?
I have recently connected with a college pal on LinkedIn. He told me he saw my website, and he was glad that I’m doing well, and it did not surprise him I pursued this path.
As communication majors, I guess I’m one of the lucky ones who are still thriving in the media industry.
And then it hit me… oh yeah, I have a website! :))
Also, a few weeks ago, I got a message from a stranger who said Glow Up inspired her. FYI, Glow Up is a show that I had worked on for the past year. Her comment – however random – motivated me to write again.
It was so random, unexpected. But it made me realize how important it is to establish your online presence.
Before writing this, though, I had to be honest with myself.
Why am I doing a blog?
Is someone really reading my blog? What is this for? Who is my audience? I have an audience?
I guess it boils down to intent – or as Simon Sinek says… Knowing Your Why. Start with Your Why.
And though it sounds like cliche, I want this blog to be a therapy.
I write for a living. But I guess I have to go back to that feeling of writing as a form of creative expression.
It feels liberating to write away without thinking about your editor, boss, or deadline.
I miss writing… just.because.
My next question was… what will I write about?
Blogging has come a long way. Before when you say blog, it basically means you want everyone to know about how you feel. It’s like literally baring yourself to the world.
But today, for me, blogging means business. Everything is business!
We live in a consumerist, capitalist world. And while I also think that blogging can be a source of passsive income, I’d like to think it’s not why I’m here.
I’m doing this because I miss writing for myself. Let’s just see how it goes.
I’m still afraid that I won’t be able to sustain it – meaning write regularly, or on a weekly basis. But I will try.
So to my college pal on LinkedIn and that random girl who read my blog a while back, thank you.
I will continue writing for as long as I know someone’s reading blog, or browsing my website.
Here’s wishing I can inspire or motivate you, in the way I know how. 🙂