I am not perfect and I am perfectly aware of that. I make mistakes and I stumble, stutter and make grammatical mistakes like any other human being. Whenever I feel insecure and sad I compensate by telling myself that I am young and the world is my oyster, I still have time to spend (or waste) in looking for myself. Looking, looking, looking for that rabbit’s hole to fall into.Β Whilst finding myself, I decided to watch Youtube videos and figured that all these beautiful women share what they love online because it is their passion and from small steps and low res videos they have grown into influential women with a big voice in the beauty industry. Well, you’ve got to start somewhere, right?

Blogging, where do I start? Putting myself out there for the world to judge is not an easy task for an introvert like me. It takes a whole lot of courage and here are some things I learned about blogging that I could never exchange for anything else:

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Every post for me is special and I just don’t write for my readers but also for myself. I have been insecure of what I look, what I do, where I’m from, but sometimes I just have to say to hell with it and just do my own thing. I am sick of the pessimistic side of me and I challenge myself to something new every day. Even if it’s just a blog post.

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I love dainty and cute things but I also have this weird fanciness for morbid and dark things. Polar opposites they may be but I think it tells a little something about me, spoiler though, I’m not gonna be a serial killer but this fascination with two completely different things was developed when I started blogging. I also fell in love with nature and when I pick my camera up I am excited to snap photos and snap till I drop! Haha.

On the other hand, designing photos, making them look pretty and sweet makes me happy and develops my optimistic side. However, I notice that I feel sad and irritated when I don’t get the design in my head. Anybody else? haha

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The cliche goes, ‘write to express not to impress,’ slapped me hard in the face and I am bald right now because it is hella true. When I write, I’ve felt this weird feeling that someone out there is judging my writing but it’s really pointless to dwell on that feeling because once you’re convinced that you can’t please everyone, you’ll transfer the energy someplace else. Therefore, write to express and impress yourself.

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Friends come and go, but true friends stay.Β Wow, what is up with the cliches haha anyway New Buddies or Friends await you when you blog. You find people who are there to support you even if it’s the craziest (good crazy) thing you’ve been thinking of all your life. Friends are not just physical but virtual as well, mingle with people who love what you love and you’ll meet friends for keeps. Wouldn’t that be nice? πŸ™‚

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That thing called ‘new life perspective,’ is out there waiting for you to pick it up and add to your holster. New life perspective does not mean that you have to change yourself and force yourself to be someone else but rather like a Pokemon. Most Pokemons evolve and in their final forms they are powerful, wise, and prettier. haha but seriously, a new life perspective means that you are introduced to your new self, yourself 2.0.

Finally,

Blogging is a hobby, yes. But it is also a fruitful journey towards discovering yourself and your passion.

Worth a try.

37 thoughts on “Why I Blog and Why You Should Try it too”

    1. Writing has always been a haven for my thoughts and finally my blog is the product. Nice to meet you! Visiting your blog next πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I am also happy to meet new blogger friends through Ate Trisha. Will check out your blog in a while :*

  1. “Write to express not to impress” Ah, never gets old. I relate to nearly everything here particularly the first one about every post being an achievement. I try to be as natural as possible and not edit anything but I still tend to as I like to to look at it as my personal project. I don’t relate as much to the new buddies part though since I’ve been keeping it low for over a year now haha.

    1. I guess we all are perfectionists in our own ways. Nevertheless, having your own writing posted in your blog is always satisfying to see πŸ™‚

  2. Great blog! This is a great reminder for all bloggers out there. You mentioned you are an introvert…I am too! Haha!
    Anyways…it is the passion that creates inspiration to other people and that in turns lures people to look at you.

    Thank you

    1. Thank you! It’s tough to keep ourselves motivated but we’ll always have our ray of sunshine πŸ™‚

  3. Wow I love you outlook in life and with blogging! Far too many people are too lazy and are unwilling to take the risk of writing because of fear of rejection! I have been writing my personal experiences about traveling and places I’ve been to as well as motivational write ups because too many people in Philippines are afraid to go out there and explore, and I wanted to give them the confidence that they can do it! I hope as you keep writing that you will learn and discover not only about other places, but yourself as well! Cheers!

    1. I Agree 100%! I look forward to writing more and reading more of your work too πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    2. We don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives anyway! Cheers to writing and travel <3 πŸ™‚

  4. Hey there! I originally started my blog last 2011 and just posted something for the first time this year (April). One of my insecurities was that I am not rich. HAHAHA I thought people will find me a frustrated blogger because I don’t have the money! HAHA I am super glad that you have not been on that stage like me. Now, I am happy and not caring at all of what other people think of me. Let’s write!

    1. My very problem as well but I think it helped in some way. haha helped my readers on how to be thrifty. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  5. I get your fascination with the dark and morbid, I have that too. But I only share it with a chosen few, those who actually understand me because more often than not, it scares people haha…

    Anyway, for me, blogging is not for everyone. It takes courage, a passion for writing, and the willingness to connect with other people. Not all of us are courageous or passionate about writing. But if one wants to blog, the first step he has to take is to just do it, not overthink, just freaking do it.

    I agree, write to express and impress yourself. We all have different styles in writing, when a person accepts that, he would be a lot kinder to himself.

    1. Haha! I also don’t share my fascination. I don’t want them to think that I’m planning their deaths or something. Thank you for your kind words! Just do it! (Shia Labeouf voice)

  6. What I love about blogging is that it doesn’t require anyone to be something or to be someone before you can do it. In short, blogging is for everyone who wants to share their thoughts and ideas. Glad that you were able to find your passion towards writing and sharing your ideas to everyone. Keep it up!

  7. We blog to find ourselves. I blog because it has been a safe place to my thoughts, aspirations, and experiences. As ate Trisha has said, introverts rule this terrain of blogging. Yaaaay!

  8. Blogging is the avenue where all our ideas meet. Blogging is the outlet to express ourselves. And blogging is the greatest thing that ever happened to us (because of meeting awesome guys like you!) Yey! Thanks for sharing this inspiring post, girl friend! <3 Cheers to more blog posts! πŸ˜€

    1. Aww, Chiki! Thank you for your kind words <3 In blogging, I met you guys and I met myself along the way too!

  9. Short and straight to the point. This is the first time I read your blog and you are a very good writer, Relyn. You are so lucky to have started something big at a very young age. Keep the faith! Xx

    1. Thank you, Miss Trisha! I am also inspired by your words and it has fueled my desire to write even more πŸ™‚

  10. Bloggers are some of the most honest people on Earth! My blog will turn six this year and I still have this feeling that I don’t need to impress anybody. I don’t even care if anybody reads! The readers and the supporters are just bonuses. The ultimate benefit of blogging is being able to express yourself πŸ™‚

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  11. Cheers to being introvert bloggers! And yes I agree that every post is an achievement. For me it helps to think that I’m writing for my best friend. Hehe. And yes, always write to express!

  12. Yes, we write to express. When I started blogging I promised myself not to get too caught up in the ‘fame’ side of it, though I am not famous at all – but writing is more sincere when it is only to say what’s on your mind instead of advertising something or impressing other people. πŸ™‚ Good thought to write about. Thank you for sharing!

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