Personal Reflection

You Are Not

You are not a number on the scale.

You aren’t a grade, a GPA.

You are not how much you make.

You aren’t the number of books you’ve read or the number of articles you’ve published.

You are not the friends you have on Facebook or the followers you gained on Twitter or the likes you get on Instagram.

You aren’t the views on your blog, the subscribers on your channel.

You are not any of these things.

You are so much more.


Liking A Post Without Reading It?

Have you ever liked a post without reading it entirely?

I’m finally (after three years) hiding my “likes”, so I have one less reason to like a post I haven’t read. And so I don’t have to deal with people liking my posts without reading them.

It took me more than one thousand days to do this.

Somehow, I’m still here, still blogging. And going strong. Who am I kidding?

Not you. You’re too smart for me to fool.

If I end up regretting this late-night choice, I’ll enable the feature again. Though I don’t think I will.

My inbox is going to benefit the most from this, isn’t it?


A Blogging Wish

I’m not wishing for more followers or views or likes or comments, but they are always welcome. I am grateful for every single one.

Besides I don’t blog because I want fame or fortune. I just wish to continue blogging as frequently as I can. Even though I said I’d be blogging less, I’m doing my best to not stay true to my word. Until November.

Naturally I gravitate towards doing what I love in order to put off what I don’t.

That’s why I blog rather than complete schoolwork.

And I hope you do the same so I’m able to stalk you.

I mean I want you to blog. Not avoid work or neglect school. I don’t condone that.


Pick One: Blogging Edition

Kind of like Would You Rather: Blogger Edition but not really. More like Pick One: Social Media Edition with a bloggy twist.

I’m simply choosing what I prefer between the two.

Static home page or most recent posts?

Most recent posts.

Menu on the top or bottom?


Sidebar on the left or right?


Likes or comments?


Followers or views?


Serif or sans serif?



Before You Become A Blogger—A Pledge

  1. I promise to stay patient.
  2. I promise to persist despite any difficulties.
  3. I promise to persevere through tough or tumultuous times.
  4. I swear I will never take myself too seriously.
  5. I swear I will never take what anyone says personally.
  6. I swear I will never take from others without giving back mutually. 
  7. I pledge to respect myself.
  8. I pledge to respect this community.
  9. I pledge to respect the blogging industry.
  10. I vow to never make excuses about blogging (or lack thereof), for any reason, no matter how valid. 
  11. I vow to never complain about trivial matters such as likes (or lack of), followers (or lack of), re-blogs (or lack of).
  12. I vow to never stop blogging, writing, editing, revising, reading, communicating, interacting, posting, publishing, and anything that makes a blogger a blogger. 

Day 21—NaNoWriMo: Are you losing motivation?

21 days in, 9 more to go. You’re more than two-thirds of the way there. But you might find yourself losing the motivation to be in your chair day after day, pounding away at the keyboard.


Are you losing motivation?

If you had high hopes for your NaNoWriMo novel and things don’t seem to be working out the way you expected, the option of quitting may be an attractive decision. Giving up now would mean more time to focus on work, school, friends, etc. But real writers would stick with it until completion, regardless of the quality produced.

When I’m not writing enough words under a specific span of time or if the quality does not match my expectations, my mind tells me to desert the project but my heart tells me to persevere. Why? Because I love writing. I love blogging. And the word count, the merit, the views, the likes, the secondary stuff is unimportant.

Persist. You’ll never know what the outcome may be unless you do.