i’m trying to get back into the habit of writing. i don’t really care if anyone reads what i write. blogging is just a good excuse for me to take time for myself. to think and to reflect.
which leads me to today’s daily prompt: morton’s fork. answer this: if you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? why?
reading blogs is refreshing – it is a good source of inspiration, new recipes, beautiful photos and stories from the lives of (sometimes) strangers. but writing, for me, is more refreshing. and going back and reading my own blogs is even better. on days that i miss argentina i go back and read about the good days, the bad days, my hysterical with the locals, and my language successes and failures. on my wine blog, i take my own recommendations and share them with others in my life (my roommate dubbed me a wine whisperer this week – what a compliment). studying accounting i don’t get too many chances to write (at least not anything beyond the frequent analysis of the accounting standards codification) so blogging is refreshing and has helped me keep my writing skills in check
how did i even get started writing? my dad started a blog for our family almost nine years when we first moved to the philippines (and when blogging was just an up and coming trend). i LOVE looking back and reminiscing on all of the things that we did in that wonderful country, all of the people that we met, and all of the travelling we were able to do during our time in asia. he’s done a good job keeping the blog rolling since we moved back to the US. i think there is something to be said about writing about your own experiences and having the ability to look back as time passes. this blog is like a journal. something i’ve for some reason never really been able to keep on paper.
selfish, perhaps. BUT isn’t self-reflection a must? i can’t wait to read my own blog 10 years from now. i’ll probably be laughing, but i’m okay with that.