Howdy! It’s been years since I tried writing and posting it on the web. I used to have a friendster blog (now a social gaming community) and multiply account (now an online social community e-commerce site) and most of the things that I post there are just random word plays without any specific topics or a targeted audience. It was mostly an online diary where I just threw random ramblings. Honestly, I do not see my self as a writer. In fact, I think writing is one of my waterloos. There are a lot of things that I think I excel (music, cooking, computer gaming, marketing, photoshop, etc.) but I think writing is not one of those.
So why still create a blog? There are tons of reasons why people create a blog. And there are about 950,000,000 search results google can find online. About.com shares a list of the Top Ten Reasons to Blog which are as follows:
- To Express Your Thoughts and Opinions
- To Market or Promote Something
- To Help People
- To Establish Yourself as an Expert
- To Connect with People Like You
- To Make a Difference
- To Stay Active or Knowledgeable in a Field or Topic
- To Stay Connected with Friends and Family
- To Make Money
- To Have Fun and Be Creative
So what’s it for me? I’d just like to have something to look back and remember my life’s first times and share it to the world. I believe that most of the most exciting and most memorable parts of our lives are those we experienced for the first time and the best way to keep it in our memory box is to maintain and create a blog.
As this blog is about the things I did, am doing and plan to do for the first time, I’d like to write and remember the things when it happened the very first time – how scared I was when I was first thrown off from a cliff (Bohol’s Danao Plunge), how freakingly cold it felt at the top of a mountain (First Trekking Experience at Mount Pulag), how fun and exhausting it was to ride a rubber boat on rapids (Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting), how nervous I was to sing on a wedding being not a singer myself, how happy I was when I first landed on my professional job, how fun it was to travel on a virgin Island with friends (Calaguas Trip with Travelmates), and other first time experiences. More than keeping photos and sharing videos, creating a blog such as this would help me gather these things in one portal and sharing it to others.
As they say, you only get one shot on your firsts so better make it count.
How about you? Why do you write? Why do you have a blog? Care to share? 🙂