I Don’t Know The Meaning of Blogging Anymore

Or, to put it simply, I don’t know how to blog anymore.

Is there a “proper” way to blog? A Blogging For Dummies-esque manual that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to blog the correct way?

What do people search for in blogs? Do they look for daily recounts of the blogger’s life? Or opinionated pieces of a certain issue? Or lovely photobombed photoposts?

Everytime I click on the ‘Add New’ button on my sidebar, I try hard to convince myself that I can write whatever I want; I can write about how many times I fell down in school today; I can write about my views on the Prime Minister’s 2012 Budget; I can write my own reviews of my favourite book series et cetera but by the time I hit the ‘Publish’ button (or I don’t), I would only have an irrelevant photo or six paragraphs of hipster lyrics as the only content (or nothing at all).

It’s just kind of sad that I can’t write anything freely anymore without being constantly worried and paranoid about so many other people whom I know reading about it, thinking about it, commenting about it (both directly and indirectly).

I just decided to create this post so people won’t think I’ve abandoned this blog. And also for the sake of updating.

I never thought the day would come when I would see blogging as a chore but oh well.

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Michelle Teoh

26-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

4 thoughts on “I Don’t Know The Meaning of Blogging Anymore”

  1. I agree with Apple. I’m recently getting over writer’s block and I fully understand your situation but people who read your blog are interested in the real you. If you think too hard about what to post, it may never appear on the pages of your blog.

    It’s you people are interested in. If that means taking photos of the bruises on your legs because you fell 62 times at school – so be it. Letting people from other countries know how you feel about the budget in your country, your favorite movies or books or even how many times you picked your nose today (smile); it is okay.

    1. After much thought, I’ve decided to go along with a recently thought-up concept which is to post whatever lights up a light bulb in my head, regardless of how silly or ridiculous it might seem. (Yes, overrated metaphor but it works in most situations so it works for me.)

      Thank you for the encouragement, I appreciate it. 🙂

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