Writing

Forgetting And Following

I forgot an idea I had. I want to say it was a good one. Too bad I’ll never know now.

I guess I have a habit of remembering bad ideas and forgetting good ones. Although, by that logic, maybe those good ideas aren’t so good after all.

I know, I know. I should have written down my brilliant idea. But by the time I got around to doing so, I forget all about it. And now I’m annoyed I can’t remember what I wanted to write about.

A part of me wishes someone could follow me around, recording all my ideas down.

On second thought, forget I ever said that. I do not want anyone following me around. I don’t care how much I love you. Ideally I’d spend about 22 hours in a day alone. 2 hours of interaction with other human beings is enough, don’t you think?

I really hate forgetting ideas. Why can’t my brain just remember them…

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Blogging | What I Love | December 2016

When one is struggling with something, one remembers what one loves about that thing.

I love learning.

About blogging. About writing. About all of you. Also, I like to think I’ve learned more running this blog than I ever will taking a course about blogging, which I did by the way. What did I learn from the class? Blogging for a grade is not the way to go. Blogging for yourself is.

I love the interaction.

I tend to hate nine out of every ten face to face interactions with human beings. But when it comes to blogging, I’m happy to say I have so much fun responding to commments and engaging with everyone. None of which would be possible without other lovely bloggers. Thanks for indulging and spoiling me.

I love the idea of being a blogger.

The idea of actually blogging, not so much. Although I’m beginning to realize it isn’t so bad.

One can suck at something and still love it, right?

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WordPress Conversations And Interactions

I don’t know about you, but WordPress conversations are unlike any other conversations I’ve ever had.

It would take forever to list all my reasons on why I love conversing with all of you. Just know that I do.

Here are a few:

You understand me. Or at least try to.

You like what I like. And sometimes detest the same things I do.

You make me smile. You make me laugh. You make me think. You make me question.

Stay awesome, my friends. Thanks for interacting with me.

Cheers to past conversations and to future ones too.

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Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself to the World

Surprise, I signed up for Blogging 101. I have multiple reasons for doing so, but I won’t get into them today. This post would be exceedingly long if I did.

Today’s assignment is to write a post explaining who I am and why I’m here. Maybe I should have done a post like this about two years ago. But better late than never, right?

Most of you know my name is Herminia Chow. I’m seventeen. You can usually find me burying my nose in a book, creating strange stories, or publishing new posts. When I’m not, I’m thinking about reading, writing, or blogging.

Occasionally dancing.

There are a few other things you should know about me.

I am easily bored. I like being busy. For me, school wasn’t and still isn’t extremely challenging. Being a blogger seemed sort of neat. Back when I started in April 2013, I didn’t think I would like blogging as much as I do now. If you asked me then whether I thought I would still be blogging today, I would have asked if you were crazy.

I used to be so giddy about blogging. Like a girl madly in love. Which is an accurate simile. I’m not someone who throws the word love around too often, although some may beg to differ. When I say I love blogging, I mean it.

This blog is public instead of private or password-protected because why the heavens not? I like attention after all. That’s a joke. On a serious note, I want to feel like I’m making a difference. Like I’m helping someone, somehow. I like to think I have a tiny bit of knowledge and if I can use that to change just one person’s life to some degree, I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. After about two years strong and countless comments, I like to think I have at least put a smile on someone’s face or made somebody laugh a little.

This isn’t shocking: I blog mainly about writing, blogging, and reading. Now I wish I could be more specific. The thing is, most of the time whatever my mind comes up with, that’s the post for the day. You can visit my previous posts if you’d like.

Blogging I’ve realized is different from writing in many ways. Don’t get me wrong, they have some similarities. The connections I’ve made as a blogger have been incredible. I love communicating my thoughts, opinions, and ideas on WordPress more than any other platform out there. (No bias there. It’s the truth.)

In the beginning, I wanted to connect with individuals I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Most of you are from various parts of the world with different walks of life. Also, most of the students at my high school don’t like books, blogs, and words as much as I do. So it’s nice to meet people who have the same interests as me. I’m grateful every day for every single interaction. Thank you.

I hope I can continue to blog as frequently as possible and interact with more bloggers in the future.

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Blogging Resolutions

I am quite fond of creating New Year’s Resolutions, but since I am a blogger, I figured this year I’d make some blogging resolutions instead.

First I’d like to start off by sharing my generic goal:

“I want to be a better blogger.”

Next I’ll tell you how I plan to accomplish that.

I promise to comment more often. I am the absolute worst at this, so let’s hope this year I’ll be better. If I do not follow through with my promise, you have every right to yell at me. In fact, I encourage you to do so. Leave a comment or twenty nagging me about my lack of interaction and I’ll step my game up.

I resolve to follow more blogs. As much as I love having followers, I love following other blogs as well. So if I don’t follow your awesome blog already, annoy me until I do. I’m open to following any type of blog as long as you guarantee you’ll post some amazing content, pictures, videos, etc.

I will try to read more posts. Don’t get me wrong, I do this already. But I want to hear more of what you have to say, receive what you have to share, and read what you have to write.

That sums up my three main blogging resolutions. I know I may not follow through perfectly with my promises. Nobody is perfect. Not me, not you, not your mother.

I invite you to create resolutions of your own. They don’t have to be blogging related at all. If you plan on creating a post similar to mine, I’d love to read it.

Have a fantastic start to the new year! I wish you all the best in everything you do. Continue to blog because someone out there is always watching (or in this case, reading)!

Best regards,

Herminia