(Disclaimer : This is purely my opinion)
If you see, I have my new header again with the theme “The Epitome of Imagination”. Year 9273 is hence also purely imagination.
I have been involved in a little debate with my fellow “real life” friends about blogs. Heavy criticism was put upon blogs that wrote about personal life. One of the premise was no one like to read others life. They are boring and most of all sound cheesy. On my side I defended (although I don’t really always blog about myself) because I felt the obligation to make clear that that’s not always the case.
Is it cheesy to write about our personal life? I personally don’t prefer to write personal life because I hate the fact that people know me. I love being mysterious. So, instead of writing about life I write about what I think. However I myself every now and then wrote about special and significant events in my life.
The main question is who would want to read about a person who is less than special, ordinary, and boring? As I stated in my previous post, blog isn’t so much about what we wrote but actually the virtual community that formed from it make it so special. So the concept of “Do unto others what you want others to do unto you” comes in.
I love to take my friend Patt as an example, she said that she blog just for fun. She don’t really care whether anyone would read. But I am sure there are people out there reading hers besides me. In this case, who cares the blog will be readerful or readerless. To Blog is just to blog. Blogging is fun. Those who never blog never know what bloggers ever feel.
Another question, instead of writing about personal life it’s better to write about a topic like technology, chemistry or any specific topic. As for me, I have been trying so many times to blog for a specific topic such as faith, technology, cooking, chemistry…but guess what…I failed. Why? Because I don’t know what I am writing about. It was like putting lies into words and most of the time I couldn’t even put them into words. To know as in really know and understand what I am writing is so important for me. How can I convince others that what I tell is true when others can smell timidity in my phrases? To be wrong is second question but to be confidence is crucial.
So our personal life…is it cheesy? No absolutely not. The “uninterestingness” of someone’s life is decided by his or her self. No external person shall decide for us. God give us the unlimited possibility how to do things everyday so that our life will not be boring and mundane. One of the way is blogging itself. I hate to think that I assume others life boring when my own is no better. The only way to live is to cherish our own life and let other live what they have and embrace them if we could. By the way, our life is only once, To live is to die and to live is to love with all our heart.