5 Reasons to start Blogging

whysI started blogging back when I was a freshman college student in 2011. There was really no significant reason why I’ve decided to put up my own blog. I wasn’t (really) inspired by anyone or anything; bc as far as I can remember I wasn’t really fond of reading blogs or online articles back then.

I remember putting up this WordPress site at the crack of dawn sometime in August 2011, few hours before I get ready for school. I don’t know what exactly came up to my mind that made me start this blog. One thing for sure was, I made this because I want(ed) to let my feelings out through writing (since I am not really a vocal person when it comes to expressing my own thoughts and sentiments). Also, I wanted to share with people some things about my life; life updates, current interests/obsessions and some other random stuff. If you are a constant visitor of mainemendoza.com then you certainly know that my page contains various blog entries; and that is because I blog what I want to blog, for this is my so-called haven.

After spending almost 4 years here in WordPress, I still consider myself as a “beginner” to some extent. Apparently, I still need to acquire more knowledge about this whole blogging thing. I used to blog about entirely just my life, but after some time I thought that my blog would be better if I talk about other stuff as well; some things that people can somehow relate to.
I am starting to think of ways on how to make my blog worth-browsing to the public (I am slowly working on it!)

Anyway, If you are not so knowledgeable about the world of blogging, let me tell you some things about it.. Firstly, you must know that there are various types of blogs on the web; and they are mainly categorized on the basis of the genre they belong to such as personal blogs (like mine), fashion/lifestyle blogs, business blogs and so on. Some people get paid to blog; either through advertising a product or constructing an article about a particular topic. (Freelance blogger/writer) I actually do not have an idea on how that works but anyway.. people have their own reasons/objective as to why they started out their blogs, but I believe their main purpose is to share and express their own selves though the art of “blogging”.

So I came up with 5 reasons why you should start your own blog TODAY.. or tomorrow, soon, whatever.

1. Blogging is a fun and a nice way to express your thoughts/views about a certain topic. It is always fun to share your thoughts about something, especially if what you’re going to say is engaging and undoubtedly notable. Someone out there might find your topic interesting and share their ideas with you, as well. Connecting to people in the virtual world and exchanging thoughts and ideas with them are effective and convenient!

2. As I have mentioned above, your blog is your OWN (safe) haven. Your blog is something that you could (and should!) consider as your OWN, because it actually is. It could even act as your CONFIDANT sometimes; someone you could share your thoughts with, let your feelings out to, CONFIDE in, etc. Some kind of a tool that you could use to “escape from reality”, you know what I mean? Some people use the Power of Writing as an aid to relieve grief/pain (when they are emotionally hurt). In fact, there is a scientific research showing that expressing your innermost thoughts and feelings can reduce stress (I’m not even kidding). It might not work for you, but it does work for others.. including me, at times.

And as Olive Penderghast have said, what better way to share your private thoughts than to broadcast them on the internet? True enough.

3. You can express yourself FREELY. Your blog does not have to be a journal, but it could be if you want to! You don’t always have to think of something entrancing to talk about. You could just simply write about how bad or good your day has been, simple as that. You are free to express your feelings and thoughts about ANYTHING; a topic of interest, a person you admire, your random thoughts, or your personal experiences– there are really no rules at all.

4. Blogging is a nice way to document your life. One of the things I like to blog about is.. well, my life, of course. What else is there to write about? I, most of the time, blog about how my life is going or what am I up to at the present time. It is actually nice to blog about your experiences in life; it’s nice to share with others what you’ve gone through and what you’ve learned from that certain experience. Again, that “experience” does not have to be intriguing as climbing the highest mountain in the world, touring the jungle, how you survived WWII (..what?) and such. It could be as simple as how you spent your summer vacation, or your how you celebrated your birthday, things like that. Also, it is a great way to record the experiences (through writing and photos) that we can look back on to reminisce. 🙂

5. Try new things! You might not be into writing or anything that links with blogging but there is nothing wrong with giving it a try! I know to myself that I suck at writing and that I struggle from conveying my thoughts into words at times but I don’t really see it as a problem; it even takes me a couple of days to finish a single blog post sometimes. My point is, it could really be a struggle for some but I guess that’s just how it is, you’ll have to figure out the best way for you to get the words out. You’ll get the hang of it eventually anyways.
But to tell you guys, blogging is a learning experience as well; you learn how to write, you learn how to express yourself in so many ways etc. More importantly through your own writing, you get to know yourself even more–and that (for me) is what blogging is all about.

Summing it all up, basically a blog is a place to say something. There is no wrong way to do it. So…. what are you waiting for?

Love me like you do. Chos.

17 Comment

  1. I love this blog post of yours 🙂 You gave an idea of how will I going to improve my blogging skills. By the way, honestly, I got here because of your viral dubsmash. I watched it many times and I shared it too because it was so funny. It was the best dubmash so far. You are the Dubsmash Queen! 🙂

    1. maine says: Reply

      Aww thanks! That’s really good to hear! 🙂

  2. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and
    I’m inspired! Extremely helpful information specially the last phase
    🙂 I maintain such information much. I was looking for this particular information for a
    long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  3. Christine Paula says: Reply

    Yay! Thank you internet for showing me this blog! Lol.
    I’m planning on starting out an online blog like this. I have always kept my own (private) journal hidden in the depths of my laptops’s hard drive lol… and it had helped me a lot in releasing my stress ans emotions, in coping with my personal problems and other sorts of struggles I encounter in my life. This particular entry inspired me a lot to finally do it. I realized that although constantly writing in my journal helps, it would always be better to have an audience, people who can relate to you and give you advices…
    I’m excited in doing this blogging thing! Thanks again and Wish me luck!

  4. Hi! We have the same reasons for blogging. I just want to say that I love your theme and how you express your thoughts. I guess one common factor for people who blogs is that in real life, we are not really that vocal. Haha! Hoping for more posts from you soon! xx

  5. You made me think of creating my own blog too. Though not too soon because of my class schedules, but definitely gonna do it in time. More blog post to come! God bless. 🙂 :*

  6. Devonshire emily says: Reply

    Miss maine, anu ba ang feeling that you are now playing the role of yaya dub? Meeting jose , wally and paolo. ? Your loveteam with mr.alden richards, aldub.. Please answer. Im dying to know your thoughts.

  7. arnold lozano says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing this blog post.. it is a great help for people who are aspiring to become a “Blogger” it is the most straightforward piece of advice I came across.. thank you again.

  8. Sanshine Espinosa says: Reply

    Hello Maine! You made me think of creating my own blog too. Just that, I am not good in writing and that i am having a hard time constracting words to express my thoughts. I used to write my feelings thru post it. 🙂 Thank you for being so real. You inspired me a lot.

  9. yoy alvarez says: Reply

    I have so much more than my fan girling, and ill be more than happy to share my thoughts.

    https://bigsistar.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/its-not-much-ado-about-nothing-it-is-something/

    Thank you for the inspiration Maine.

  10. Hi Miss Maine,

    It’s amusing how the Jake KS episode turned out today. I’m 100% sure most everybody were able to heave a sigh of relief. If you have time You Tube has this Woody Allen movie, The Purple Rose of Cairo, you’d be amazed it runs nearly in the same vein as the Jake option but with a great twist in the end. Hope you never get tired of bringing us merriment each day.

    sito

  11. Ralph says: Reply

    Hi ate maine, i actually started my blog last year, and i dunno about it actually, i downloaded the wordpress but i wanted to have one like urs, how do u do this blog and now im currently using weebly for blogging thanks!

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  13. tessa says: Reply

    Thanks for this blog Maine. It inspire me to try it. I was thinking of blogging way back in 1st quarter of 2015. Now is the time to do it! – And “Tamang Panahon” many thanks. Hope I can write.

  14. Paulla Escano says: Reply

    You gave me more reasons to start a blog! I love your blog and I hope when I make one, mine would end up looking nice like yours.. I love you! Always your number 1 xoxo

  15. Draco says: Reply

    You’re probably won’t be able to read this but I’ll still give it a shot.

    I could related to this blog post so much because seriously, I’ve started mine on WordPress.com on 2012 when I was in freshman college out of boredom and it was honestly my only way to vent my feelings, share my writings and whatnots without judgment. I mean, Tumblr is there, available for anyone who wants to create a blog and connect wth people all over the globe, but I found WordPress to be safer.

    TBH, I only went for the storyline of Kalyeserye, which made me hooked to it (pero aminin, kinilig ako sa inyo hahah). Never made myself really attached to celebs (but when I do, I’m obsessed with them), pero what I really admire about you is your story of your college years up to how you were able to reach your real dream, and for that, standing ovation ako sa iyo. Ako, still en route to my [unidentified] goal in life (graduating na in a matter of a week yess) but still trying to figure out what I’m going to do after I receive my Baccalaureate and pass the boards but I hope I could also be as successful in life as you are. Stay true to yourself, Maine. Don’t let others drag you down.

    PS. Ba’t di ko nakita tong blog mo dati pa? It’s amazing huhu

  16. Hey Maine,

    Just wanna say thank you! I finally got my blog up and running. Not sure though if I get to maintain it. LOL.. Keep doing that thing.. you know that thing to inspire people! 🙂

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