November 8th marked our first 100 days of starting this blog together. In this post we write about the experience and some of the things we’ve learned.
Blogging is an interesting place to pull your thoughts together and establish a medium for others to have an insight to how you feel and think. It has been interesting in these last 100 days to see how I personally could represent thoughts in words rather than just feel them. And obviously one of the main pluses is to see how others react to what I write; whether it be a momentary source of humour or something to ponder about.
It has been an interesting 100 days in terms of how styles and view points change, especially in writing styles. I discovered myself that it feels good to write positive material for others to read and ponder on, almost as if the post has some value in that sense. Words are powerful things, and sometimes it only takes a sentence or two to bring out positive feelings from others; something which I’ve tried to do in most cases.
I think one of the major things I learned is that when writing, you need to be 100% into it. Being distracted or having your mind elsewhere is not ideal when it comes to writing and at times when the feeling is forced, it’s better to stop instead of writing half-hearted words.
Honestly it has been a very interesting 100 days, and I definitely feel there is more to discover and learn yet. So here’s to the next 100 days!
Blogging has been a means to release and express some much needed personal conflict and emotion; not to spite, not to hint to people, not as root of drama but simply a space to reflect and review (whilst hopefully providing some invaluable insight and lessons I have learnt).
In 100 days, I’ve learnt more about myself than I have in the previous year because I genuinely have to ponder and think about the revelations that I plan to share. I’ve learnt the most important part of this creative process isn’t writing a fantastic post that is relevant and ‘in’ or scores viewer counts or likes; it’s genuinely about writing what interests and is relevant for myself, otherwise be consumed by an obsession of a popularity contest. I’ll be doing a post on this shortly, so I’ll elaborate then.
All good things come to an end and hopefully this doesn’t but I’m thankful for 100 days, which signifies a major milestone for the birth of this project. I’m sure it’s made a huge change to all three of our daily lives and provided a platform to learn, grow, mature and explore. I’ll be forever glad that we decided to venture into this project, regardless of outcome in the future.
When I first started out blogging I mainly did it to improve my English writing skills. So I wasn’t really bothered if many people would read my posts or not. But then I realized that I would also love to get the opinions from people that I do not know. This type of interaction is really cool because it can help you widen your view and broaden your knowledge about any subject you like!
At the beginning of starting this blog we did not really know which direction we wanted to take this. So all we did was write about current things that we thought were interesting. Down the line this was a great choice because we did not limit ourselves to a certain topic. This allowed us to explore many roads in the blogging world that made us get to know all types of different people that share the same passion as we do.
As for the actual writing I learned that if you have an idea, you should just start writing and adjust it later. Because at first I kept getting stuck at the start of posts for hours without making any progress. I found that if I just write down what gets to mind, I will eventually adjust to what I’ve been envisioning
So far it’s been an awesome journey and I hope that it will continue for a long time. I’m looking forward to having more interesting conversations with our new friends and meeting many more people!
Feel free to share your thoughts and tips about blogging!