Saturday, May 17, 2008: Random Musings comes into existence.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008: My private blog comes into existence.
Saturday, August 23, 2008: The combined total number of posts on Random Musings and The Personal Stuff adds up to a hundred.
Monday, September 15, 2008: The number of posts on Random Musings goes up to a hundred.
Today: The combined total goes to two hundred posts! I have become so addicted to blogging. I write just because I want to write, because I don't have the kind of peaceful time alone that I need or want in order to write a book, but I want to keep in touch with the writer inside me. So she can churn out something randomly interesting when she does get the time to do so. Perhaps during the shutdown this year.
Here's why I get a kick out of blogging:
- It is, by far, the most constructive, creative and easy-to-keep-up-with leisure activity I have ever been introduced to. There was a time when I used to love painting. I still have one of those hanging on my bedroom wall. I would actually like to resume that too, someday, but it needs a little more dedication, larger chunks of leisure time, art supplies... and it is messy sometimes. You also need a fair amount of clear space, which is difficult to find in our house!
- Sometimes, blogging gives me unexpected insights into the kind of person I really am.
- Sometimes, blogging gives me unexpected insights into the kind of person people think I really am.
- It helps me relax, offload my worries, my anger, my fears. Even if there's something I absolutely cannot share, even with my closest friends, I write it down and that makes me feel so much better.
- When I feel good about something, and I write about it, I feel even better!
- It gives me a sense of achievement that I don't really get from anything else.
- It reminds me of the good old days when I used to write for the school magazine and edit what other people wrote for it. I think I want to write a separate post about this soon.
- It keeps my grey cells on their toes, on the lookout for something to write about. (Okay, I know you can't keep cells on their toes, but you don't have to take everything literally!)
- In the process, I have some fun, and so do some of my friends who actually like reading my ramblings which are of no real consequence to any of them.