Why I Blog.
People often wonder why I keep a blog, and what motivates me to maintain it.
Well, for starters, I have started to see signs of memory deterioration and I’m panicking.
Really. I used to be able to remember EVERYTHING. I didn’t even need a planner to remember all my appointments at work. But these days I CANNOT survive without my pad of Post-It Notes. I’m embarrassed to say I always walk into the supermarket with a list now. Otherwise I am bound to forget to pick up something. I used to make the excuse that I was distracted. But after a while, people kind of figured out that there weren’t that many distractions in the supermarket. It’s not the beach, you know.
So if I don’t lock down my memories and my experiences now, I can bet my money on it that I would think I had led a crappy life when I’m old and wrinkly. The society does not need one more whiney old woman who thinks her life is shit.
The 2nd reason is because I want to show off lah! There. I’ve admitted it. When bloggers tell you they write posts and put up nice pictures for themselves, it’s bullshit. Every writer, artist, photographer, cook.. has a secret inner need to display their works for everyone’s appreciation.. TO GET PRAISE. I won’t beat about the bush. When I receive sweet notes of appreciation, I am jumping for joy like a frog.
One last reason.. I’m afraid people would think I’m a tai tai. Yes. I’m freaking conflicted. I want to live a life of high tea, shopping and mahjong. But I’m also freaking scared that that’s the only life I will have. So my blog actually leads me by the nose. It motivates me to live a “bloggable life”. If it’s not bloggable, then it’s not 精彩. And I would move my ass, get out there, try something new, meet new people, experience something different.
Lately I’ve been more worried about not living a 精彩 life in my lifetime, than living a short life.
Don’t judge me! =)
P/S. I have a giveaway coming up tomorrow. It’s my first one. So make sure you swing by here tomorrow and take part in it!