Don’t stop Blogging: The Daily Post’s Influence on me

How I started Blogging?

I always considered blogs as a way of venting my feelings, in which serves as my journal. I initially used Friendster Blogs (which is now defunct) and Live Journal (though it took me 5 years to write my first post there) as my blog when I was still a freshman in college. But I become more comfortable with using Multiply as my main blog-site. Then Facebook came and I created an account last 2009, which pushed me to use Notes as my main blog for 2 years. College graduation came and I become preoccupied with career choices, relationship problems, and work for 7 months. Facebook notes became my salvation in capturing my private thoughts. Then Blogger came with the idea of  blogging as a way of enhancing my writing skills. But using English as a language on my blogspot site failed as it would be easier for me to express my thoughts and feelings in Filipino or Tagalog.

Because of some influence from my friends, I came to know WordPress as an alternative blogging haven in the start of year 2011.

My initial blogging experience with WordPress

When I started using WordPress, I blogged about my initial goal of creating a blog post every month. I was inspired by a new campaign of WordPress, which is the Post A Week Challenge. With the program, I renewed my passion in writing through the innovative efforts of WordPress.

With The Daily Post giving Tactics/Tips, Inspiration, and daily suggestions, I was able to pick up some tips such as free-writing, being silent, and keeping a notebook in hand (which I never failed to do). Whenever I missed a week (which I usually do), I never regret doing so after reading this.

My Struggles

I had to admit that I struggled in starting my blog here.  I always had an idea of what should I post but had failed to commit on the campaign I joined. Maybe because of my idea that my posts should always rock. But because of my urge that my posts should look best, it hindered my writing and stopped me from posting more. Despite of that, The Daily Post influenced me to start blogging.

My goals

I thought my lifespan here in WordPress will be on halt because of my relocation which I explained here, where I bid goodbye to my PostAWeek Challenge. But for the past 8 months, I’ve been blogging consistently every month here at WordPress, which is the first and only goal I’ve achieved.

My hopes

I’m still hoping that I can still blog monthly even though my responsibilities now are hindering me to be online most of the time. I thank all my audience, friends, acquaintances, Mr. Scott Berkun, Ms. Erica Johnson, and the whole team making up The Daily Post for helping me in building a healthier habit in blogging. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Don’t stop Blogging: The Daily Post’s Influence on me

  1. I really enjoyed this post. Congrats on being featured in The Daily Post! I can totally related to the struggle of squeezing in time for consistent blogging. I’m still working at that myself. Keep at it!

    Allen: Thanks for dropping by. It’s always a struggle to consistently write a new post. But just find time to write. 🙂

  2. Hi Allen, great post! I have commitment issues too (with my writing at least), so I’m hoping I’ll be able to follow your example and make time for new posts whenever I can! Thanks 🙂

    Allen: I struggled with my start here as well. Maybe setting your own blogging goal will do. In my case, I initially settled with one post a month then I changed it to weekly. And when I can’t keep up with the postaweek challenge, I decided to go back to my initial goal of one post a month. Set your goals and see what works best for you. 🙂

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