I love writing about my thoughts, my opinions and aspirations. But I just kept them mostly to myself and write about them on my personal journals since grade school. My mom was the only one who was able to read them after I moved here in Luzon since I left most of my stuffs at home. I felt a little uncomfortable when she told me that she read my diaries. I was quite embarassed because my privacy was invaded. And then she commented about my writing skill. She said, "Magaling ka pala magsulat ng english, nak?" (you write fairly well in english). Well, atleast she knew I can write good english! Lol!
In The Eyes Of The Beholder
I went home August of last year to recuperate from being sick with Tuberculosis. I was on my second month of treatment and I spent a lot of time at Lainy's house. When I was there, Lainy kept barging me with encouragement about blogging. At first, I really don't want to blog because I knew for sure that I won't be consistent on my posts and that writing is really not my passion.
But Lainy won't stop from urging me and she would keep on saying that I am a good writer and that I would be able to earn from blogging and blah blah! And I said, "Wait! Did you just say EARN from blogging?". When she said "Yes" and talked about how much she had already compensated out of her blogging, I forgot about my hesitations and excuses! I suddenly thought that blogging could also be my second passion! Of course, music still comes first!
After Lainy signed me up for an account in blogger.com, I started doing my first entry- My First Blog, on August 21. Actually I was able to write 4 posts that day! I was unstoppable! I discovered that writing was indeed my passion!
I got more exuberant with blogging when Ivy of The Designer Chic came up with a cool layout for my blog. After giving my instructions about tribal designs, Ivy was able to find the scrutinizing beautiful eyes for the header. That's how my blog title - In The Eyes Of The Beholder, came about.
I wrote just about everything! My Supermom, my job as a Call Center Agent, my fun adventures: Samal Island Get-Away, The Zipline Experience, Camiguin Escapade which were indeed unforgettable. I'm really glad I was able to write about them!
That's my mom! It's her first time to watch one of our gigs
I made not only fun entries on this blog. Blogging is also one of my tunnels where I vent my frustrations out! The most memorable rant-post was - I Had A Bad Day because with that, I was able to meet great friends who gave me great advises! The best I got was Windmill's reminder of: The story about the man who complained that he had no shoes until he met a man who had no feet.
Everytime I receive comments, I really feel happy. I said to myself, "Hey! Someone cared about my thoughts!". Online friends basically are one of the reasons that I keep blogging. Their encouragements, advises and following their good examples are my motivations.
I also wrote sentimental entries. One of them is If Only... which is about missing my Dad and asking forgiveness for not being a good daughter when he was alive. Well, there really where things in the past that you couldn't fix. That's why there are regrets. I hope those who read that entry would find time to make amends with their loved ones while they're still alive.
I also got the chance to share to this virtual world my greatest passion which is music with my homegrown band - Kuerdas. I know I have already posted about this video and Lainy too but just for those who haven't seen this, I hope you get entertained!
I'm Walking On Sunshine
When I was already earning quite a bit on my first blog after I signed up for PayU2Blog, as always, Lainy encouraged me to create my second blog. She told me that the more blogs I have, the more earnings I'd get. So I started another blog on November 17 and named it - I'm Walking On Sunshine, since I decided to pour out happy and inspiring thoughts on that blog.
Ivy was still the one responsible for the beautiful design of that blog. So chic and neat!
How Blogging Changed My Life
Blogging has made me appreciate my life even more. Not only does it give me extra income but also I was able to discover a lot of things about myself especially my writing ability. I am glad that I was able to share things about myself with the hopes of touching other people's lives the same way they touch my life.
Although I am full of procrastination, which is a bad habit I try to get rid of, blogging always make me refocus on my goals. With my virtual friends' encouragement and inspiration, I still keep on blogging and I am still enthusiastic about it!
Whom Do I Give Credit For My Blog Experience?
I owe this wonderful blog experience to my dearest cousin, Lainy! You were always there for me, Te. Thank you because you never failed to believe in my talents and abilities. You actually believed in me first before I believed in myself! Lol!
Not only the blog experience that I am thankful for you, Ate. I also thank you for being there as my mentor and my friend. You and your family have always been there for me especially on the times that I had nowhere to go. I was such a rebel before but you guys understood me. Thank you for always rescuing me. Geez! I want to cry! Lol!
I love you te and I hope that God will bless you more! I hope you'd get married soon to your prince - Scotty so that I would get to see my half-Australian nieces or nephews!
Happy 1 year Blogoversary!!!
**********This is an entry for Lainy's contest!!!************
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