Sunday, July 15, 2007

that's right, i'm a hundred

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Well not a hundred years old, that would still be decades from now and I'm a little doubtful if I could even reach it. How time does fly, I'm on my 100th post already! I was surprised this morning to realize that I have posted 100 articles already. I never thought I talked that much haha. Apparently, I do. So I decided to write about why I love blogging, if anybody cares to know. Looks like you won't have a choice anyway, haha.

When I was younger I have this journal where I write down everything that happened to me on a particular day. I still have that journal with me and when I read it a few days ago I could not help but laugh and feel embarassed at the foolish things I did as a child. My thirst for writing did not stop there, I wrote journal after journal, I wrote journals for my unborn daughters and I plan to give it to them as wedding gifts...if I am still alive by then, which I hope I am.

I was hesitant to blog before, I felt exposed somehow. My memories and my experiences were precious to me and I thought it was too personal to share. I was also hesitant to post pictures because of the horror stories I read about the net but then I thought if I did not write about my family, my daughters and bits and pieces of my life then what was the point of blogging at all?

What I love about blogging is that I can write about things that move me, words, articles, stories and events that make up my life. Everytime I write about it I am made to realize how blessed I have been. Somehow, the pieces of my life's puzzles fall into place. Somehow the picture becomes clearer as I write it down.

I also love reading other people's blogs, I have made new friends because of this. And surprisingly found people with similar interests, similar problems and sometimes find people who has problems even more looming than I have. Not that things like that make me happy but it made me feel less alone and more alive than ever.

When I started my first post I was doubtful if I could keep it up, in fact I was not really able to sustain it at all until early this year. I only wrote when I had something compelling to write about. I felt alone then because no one was coming to comment or read. Until I made contact at last haha.

To all the new friends that I have met here, you know who you are, all I want to say is thank you for helping me open up and also thank you for sharing your life with me. Cheers!


lijunlaopo said...

Hi Sophiagurl,
I felt uncomfortable about writing online too for a while, but have found it really enjoyable now I have started, and I just wish I had started sooner!
I'm off to China in just a few days and I don't think I am going to be able to access many blogs from there.
Fingers crossed I will still be able to read yours!

Sophiagurl said...

Hi Sally, good luck in China. Too bad you won't have access to your blog there, that means I would miss your great finds and your enchanting life and travels. Hope you have a wonderful time there. God bless! and thank you for taking time to let me know. =

DreamCatcher said...


Ceruleus said...

Hmmm... Congrats on the century and keep penning

: )

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Dreamcatcher - thanks little brother.

@@@ceruleus - thank you and thanks for visiting.

Tom LeDree said...

Wow congratulations on the 100 posts. I look forward to reading the next 100!

Tom LeDree

louann said...

Happy 100th :)

cotojo said...

Congratulations are you sure that you are not 100 too? Maybe it's just a rumour :o) but the zimmer frame for getting around and the helpers to read to you as your eyesight fails....age huh? hahahaha

Well done Lisa, great work and keep it up.

Our Footprints said...

Congratulations ... I do admire your sense of creativity and keep it going .. WOW .. i dont' think I could do it ...

Blessings for you and your family :=)...

Rajeev said...

great goin! :)
we wish to see more and more from urside!:)
btw i loved the previous template better! :) the blue color one! :)

peace & love

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Tom - thanks Tom, looking forward to your 100th too.

@@@Colin - Haha! I wish I could live that long and still be lucid too! thanks!

@@@Our footprints - Thanks! I didn't think I could write this much too. God bless you and your family too!

@@@Rajeev - Congratulations too Jeevy, I only noted mine when I visited your site. About the template, ack! that one? I'm getting lazy changing templates. It's too much work for me. Thanks! =)

PoisOn CoAtEd ELiXir said...

(I wonder if i'll ever reach that stage, i guess not.)
but i would definitely keep visiting for more.
good going :)

diogenes said...

Congrats :-)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Louann - thanks! =)

@@@Poison Coated Elixir - thanks! I checked out your blog, you write beautiful poems. Keep it up. thanks for visiting.

@@@Diogenes - thanks! =)