I think I knew blogging as early as I know about the internet! When my family finally got a stable internet connection (like early 2000s), I found it sort of overwhelming! I got to access amazing things via this little (OK, you know computer before ain’t small, hello big-ass monitor!!) machine—it was amazing! I went hoping from things (I, however, never find things like friendster or multiply appealing~) but I know I want something to fangirl! Yes, I ended up signing up on anime communities ( and through it I learned HTML! After learning some, I braved myself on making my own site/s! Phew~ it was unstylish, very awkward but that was so me before! Then I chanced upon livejournal! And that’s where my blogging officially started!
Now that I gave you
again short rundown of my internet history, I think my objective before remains the same when I formally moved to public blogging, or here in this blog! I want to fangirl~ I want a place to express my thoughts on things I love. Before it was books, now it’s everything under the sun, I guess? And that’s good! I’m not very vocal in RL, and I actually don’t have friends who are into things I like! Come to think, ever since I was kid I’d never found a friend that SO INTO what I’m REALLY into, at least not that passionate like I am! Yes, what a sad fangirl life I have. But I’m so thankful to the internet I got to meet people that like what I like, and do what I do (like website, blogging) so I guess internet will always be an avenue where I can be my unabashed fangirl self! It welcomes my thoughts with open arms!
If reading is my escape, blogging is my fangirl solace! This is where I get to share what I love, talk about what I think about, and allow me to freely express myself! It doesn’t matter if someone or no one reads; my real goal is to get these things out of my chest! To yell to void how much I love the things I read or watch!!!
My sister said to me that blogging is an occupation of the middle class kids. I disagree, ‘cos regardless of my financial status and followers, I still consider myself as a blogger. Perhaps, the idea of blogger right now has evolved, but to me, the blogger is still the same as I started in early 2000s. I have a blog, there’s something I want to share and that’s it. That simple! I think I’m still gonna continue thinking of what blogging really is to me, rather how it evolved to some people. Blogging is still a type of online journal. A virtual space where the running thoughts in my head has a place to be free! And that’s the true beauty of it! This is my fangirl solace—and that’s for me the most important thing!