Oh yes you got that right, this post, this very post you are reading right now is my 500th post on this blog! And I think that calls for a celebration. Because 500 posts ago I’d never have thought that I’d keep going for this long. Let’s throw some confetti and celebrate with me!
So now we’ve got the proper celebration started, let’s reflect on how this all got started: the reason why I wanted to have a blog in the first place. I don’t know whether I’ve mentioned it before, but I thought this blog would last about 2 months. After that I’d just get bored with it just like I did with every other type of written thing I’ve ever tried to do. I was never able to keep a diary. And I have never been able to keep a journal unless I’m traveling or feeling blah. Yet, here we are 500 posts and almost 1.5 years later and I’m still going strong.
The main reason why I wanted to blog was because I wanted to vent my thoughts about things that interest me, but which no one I know in real life particularly cares about. I don’t know anyone who is into make up like me, or into fashion like me, or into the same music as me. Language is already part of my every day goings on, but I have yet to meet a colleague or fellow student who feels about language the way I do. So what better place to talk about the things I like, but which no one else seems to like than a blog?
That’s when the idea was born. I also missed writing. As a student I was writing non stop. Right now all I get to write is the occasional paper and a ton of emails but nothing too major. And I like to write, so that’s why keeping a blog rather than a vlog was the option I went with. Another thing I was missing was this online community feeling. Back in the day, when I still frequented forums, discussion boards and chat rooms, you met new people you could interact with. It’s how I met some genuinely cool people (you know who you are) and somewhere I was hoping that through this blog I could achieve something similar.
I didn’t go into this with an idea or a concept in mind. I just started. That’s why this isn’t a beauty blog in the strict sense of the word. Nor is it a fashion blog, a language blog or a music blog. I feel passionate about all of those things and that’s why I try to balance them as much as I can. Granted, some topics I find it easier to write about than others and some posts come more quickly then others, but I like keeping the versatility in the posts.
Here’s where the celebration part comes in: because I’ve hit 500 posts I will have a competition some time in the near future. I initially wanted to do it now, but since I’ll be leaving for London in a few weeks time I thought it would be fun to see what I can find there and THEN do a giveaway. So yes, in 3 – 4 weeks time I will be holding another giveaway.
In the mean time you can let me know in the comments below why it is that you blog and what you think would make a good giveaway price. Have a great Sunday!