Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Happy Birthday :)
My blog turns one today.
I've been thinking about this momentous ocassion for a few days now and I don't know if I should be happy or sad about it. I created this blog during a time in my life when I felt like I wanted to talk forever but words just weren't coming out. In my mind, keeping a blog was a good exercise and perhaps this is the reason why on ocassion my writings can be so personal.
Never did I think that a year later I would still be writing here. Although I am a creature of habit, I am often very hesitant to share so much about myself and yet, the habit I've created of writing on this platform has allowed me to not only bring out in the open the few skeletons I have had in my closet, but to learn to be okay with them.
I can now see why people find blogging therapeutic.
Because of this blog I have learned how powerful the written word is and even lost a friend as a result. Apparently, it is not the same to say something as it is to write it. It is okay to verbalize bad thoughts about people but not okay to share them in print. In retrospect, I am glad this person is out of my life because I have never been a fan of hypocrisy and if I can think it, then I can say it and I can write it.
Thanks to this blog, on the other hand, I have made some great new friends, met some fun new people, and found some people I may one day want to meet. The world is a big strange place and through my blog, people who are somehow connected to me but who I have never met have been able to find me or maybe "find" is not the right word because I am sure that they weren't looking for me, but "discover" perhaps. They don't know this (now they will) but my life is better because of them.
Since May (when I discovered the counter) 30,808 people have visited my blog (though it could have been 1 person visiting 30,808 times). Although I don't write for anybody else, to everyone who has ever taken the time to read my ramblings and to offer me advice and provide me with laughter and even to call me ugly, I wanna' say thanks. It's good that someone else likes it too.
Posted by annush at 7:48 AM