What to write? That was my question when I first started my blog. I had no idea what to publish. I left my blog for weeks. I used to talk about football on twitter, so I decided to write about football as well on my blog then. I wrote all my opinions, and unlike on twitter, I could convey all my thoughts and opinions in long writings on my blog. I wrote about how devastated I was when Sir Alex Ferguson retired and David Moyes took charge as United manager, How frustrated I was when my favourite player Nemanja Vidic left Manchester United, how I doubted Louis van Gaal at first, etc. Initially, I want to have friends who are also interested in football- Premier League, in particular- but too bad, I can’t find any at that time. I rarely blogged, I only wrote poems and random thoughts after.
In December, I joined Writing 201 Long-form course by Blogging U, and in January I started participating in Blog English Club (An Indonesian community to learn English). I started blog walking and found that blogging is actually fun when you connect with friends and interact with each other. I’ve gained my visitors and followers since then. I don’t focus my blog on certain thing. I have many interests. So I’ll publish what I want. I don’t really care what people think of my blog, whether it’s worth a follow or not, whether my writings are worth reading or not. Sound selfish? Maybe.
Actually, I’m very pleased if people find my writings interesting, or when people give their responses to my posts. But, I don’t want to be a visitors-oriented blogger. So, I will write things that I’m passionate about. Besides, I’m a moody person. Writing is actually one of my hobbies, but I’m a lazy one who writes depends on my mood. I know that’s bad and I need to change. That’s why I participate in some courses and communities to help me to improve my writing skill, and to get disciplined. My blog is just a random blog, as ordinary as I am. But one thing for sure, I want to build this blog as my own world that I can say everything I want. Yes, it is a blog of my own. Twenty minutes is up! 🙂