Lying on my bed as I typed this while waiting for my trip photos to be uploaded in another tab, I asked myself: Why blogging?
I first started blogging during a mediocre school holiday back in 2006, when I was merely an immature school girl who thought that she needed a larger platform other than friendster (the facebook back then) to express herself and to show off her life stories online.
Every now and then, I blog because of an igniting passion within.
I would say blogging is my hobby. I like to blog because it gives me an ultimate satisfaction whenever I accomplish the task of publishing a lengthy (or photo overloaded) blogpost. Also, I like letting people out there (whether you know me personally or not) to have a picture of what and how am I currently doing. I mean, I really enjoy telling stories and sharing experiences.
In the long run, however, I view it as a huge project of recording the nitty-gritties of my entire life. It will eventually become a life log which I can show to my children and even grandchildren in the future. But before we even reach that state, I guess it's always nice to look back at your past self and realise how much you have changed since and how far have you come to in life.
Also, seing the fast-growing blogging industry with the mushrooming of successful bloggers, I wouldn't deny that I too, have the ambition of making this blog onto your list of daily must-visits someday.
So, back to the question: Why blogging?
The simplest and most genuine answer is because.. You read. That's why I blog.
I mean if there's no reader, I wouldn't call this a blog. It is a diary then.