Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A possible come back?

I was tagged on Facebook yesterday (24th April 2015).  So someone has started a challenge for all bloggers to reactivate and kick-start the old hobby. Yes, to blog or not to blog? (As a fellow blogger's website goes, or went).  Below is the post I was referring to.  Kak Teh is the one creating a ripple effect to fellow bloggers who have mostly converted into Facebook fans: lazily opting to type in single lines or paragraphs to update their activities. For some, this may be hourly (or more frequent, of course!) while others, perhaps daily or occasionally.


Clearly, Facebook has been more convenient and personal.  However, I have developed a sort of love-hate relationship with Facebook in which I despise the cheap publicity but love the 'sharing' concept.  Oh well!

I have always loved writing. Through it, I get to express my feelings, thoughts and doubts.  It often gives me a sense of direction.  Only very recently, I attempted to write regular notes on my FB and I find that I'm still struggling to discipline myself to write regular posts.

Upon reflection, the blogging experience has Alhamdulillah, opened so many doors of friendship for me.  

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I wrote the above on the 25th of April.  I scheduled the post to be published at midnight of the 6th of May. Patiently, I have been waiting.  

Now, at the eve of the 6th of May, I can't help reminiscing blogging days of yesteryear. Perhaps it was easier when one was in a foreign land and blogging became a way of connecting with the world (and gaining sanity).  Obviously, it was a different kind of social media more popular than Twitter, Facebook or IG today.  

Some ridiculed bloggers for the cheap diary/journal-writing format; enlisting the challenges of bringing up children or sharing recipes that work.  More interestingly, the more heated ones are those creating controversy: too intimate or too politically inclined.  In my humble opinion, the writer (blogger) has all the right to write about anything under the sun.  As readers, however, it is up to one whether to frequent the blog and whether to agree or disagree with the writer.  

I, for one, prefer more general reads and of course, writers (who do it for a living) like Kak Teh's Choc-a-bloc, Kata Kama and Write Lah were among the ones mostly frequented.  Of course, when I google for recipes, then I'd probably land on Dari Dapur Maklang or Kitchen Tales, among others.  My Monologues and Petite n Powerful were written by women who have lost their husbands, just like me (singular, not plural).  What will remain etched in me are blogs written by strong-willed cancer fighters who have ceased; the late Raden Galoh, R2D2, Mas Afzal and Ruby Ahmad. If you want to read entertaining and witty pieces, then you HAVE to go to Serenity Now.  Oh, there were definitely many more meaningful blogs but this mammoth of a woman cannot list them all down. Sorry.

I realize that most of the blogs listed on my blogroll are no longer active.  I probably have to do some spring cleaning and tidying up here, and put up new curtains(links).  Will do some serious blog-hopping in the evening, when bloggers worldwide are awake!

To all bloggers, welcome back!

9 comments:

Pak Pin said...

Salam...it has been a while...and what a joy it is to celebrate this #blogreviveday with an exchange of salam and good-will.

best wishes as always D.

MHB said...

Assalamualaikum and hello my blogger friend! How ironic is that... that I had forgotten my own blog name and had to revert to YOUR blog (as I have never once forgotten it) to find a link to my own blog! And then had to ask for your generosity to find my email add from which I had emailed/and used to sign in to my blog. LOL!!

Jazakallah for the mention of my blog on your latest post. You certainly were there for me when I needed the most support in the early days. And we will always share that bond together. Love ya!

zonaku said...

As salam kak D,
Hope you continue writing. Its nice knowing that good blog writers are back in action.

Blogging world has been dull for me for quite sometime.

Arena said...

Good to have you back sis.

Theta said...

Assalamualaikum,
I have always been a silent reader of yours since the early days. Glad that someone get the blogging engine started again and reignited my love for blogging. Now I can read my faves again!

nurazzah8 said...

Assalamu'alaikum D,
Welcome back to the blogging world... same to me! hihihi...couldn't agree more with you.. even tho fb has been handy in posting short comments etc, I still prefer blog posting since it allows us to write more personal and story-like post and most important we can search and read previously written entry even the post written long time ago...
wslm.
nurazzah8

A.Z. Haida said...

Salam kak. Happy to see your blog's been revived! To quote Theta - now I can read my faves again!

D said...

Pak Pin, welcome aboard!

MHB, delighted to be able to help! I'm waiting for your post, darling ;)

Zonaku, you have not stopped - great job. I'm not sure how long I can keep up but will try xxx

Arena, back with a vengeance perhaps? LOL!

Theta, we'll try won't we? ;)

Kak Azzah 8 or is it 10? :) Blogging needs support, kan? xxx

Azra, you Looking Again?

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