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.
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I realize that most of the blogs listed on my blogroll are no longer active.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!