Blogging has always been the “thing” that I’ve been wanting to start doing for quite a while. I am one of those people who willing to dedicate their time on writing diary every other night just to make sure that every moments in life will be kept safely as if they are going to fade away if we do not inscribe them down as an actual letter somewhere. I used to have online diary account years ago (yep, storythai.com – if you are Thai, you know what I am talking about) where I shared my daily routine stories and was also nosy around on other’s stories as well. But that was it, when life gets more complicated (and by that I mean when we have grown up), there’re more stuff to focus on rather than online diary stories.
I have heard of the word “blog/blogging” long time ago but didn’t quite understand the concept of what it was until these recent years, when social media has become one of the main activities in life and that everyone has to have at least one social media account. And maybe because I have been studied and worked in marketing field, I can’t help to be associated with social media on one way or another. It is, of course, even more fun for me in this era as I could do more than just read and comment with the content. I could share, like or tweet them. And if I really fancy the writers I could even follow them in many ways to see what they do, eat, and like thru the network of their social media. However, don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those creepy online stalkers! It’s just that when you find someone who really have the same taste with you, whether it is a fashion item, food or homeware, it’s quite an enjoyment to see what they do in a day.
So by now, you could have probably guessed what type of blog I read. Yes, yes.. nothing far more than fashion, beauty or even baby related ones. I am, confessedly, not a huge fan of “business” type of blogs but I guess I really need to be one now. I just started my master in MSc Digital Marketing in the UK and blogging is our first assignment of this semester. It sounds exciting and fun to me even though the blogs you have to submit needed to be about “contemporary marketing”. I am excited because it is my chance to finally start what I have been aiming to do for so long and this might also, in the end, turning to be “something” in my life.
However, it is always hard to start something, isn’t it? I have been spending my time on trying to make this first blog (of my life) contains with lots of digital knowledge and basically looks like a professional-looking content. I’ve been reading, planning and outlining for more than 48 hours just before I gave up and decided to write whatever floating in my mind. I mean why not? It feels so good to take all those pressure away. I was struggle with what to write and how to begin. I couldn’t even make it to 70 words, but now with no pressure I can make it more than a minimum word count without notice. I think one of the main reasons we, as international students, are so afraid of blogging is “language barrier”. It is hard enough to write a good blog to a professor, let alone in another language. If an English teacher read this, there might be several marks from red pen all over already. But as they said “you will never know until you try” and because I have no choice anyway, I will just give it a go here and see what value could be contributed from blogging! Pray for me 🙂
My favourite blogs;
Zoella : https://www.zoella.co.uk/
Hannah Maggs http://www.hannahmaggs.co.uk/
Niomi Smart : http://www.niomismart.com/