(This post slept on draft mode for a month. But better late than later – wisdom I got from Toni who has been saying it since high school. 😛 )
September 6th marks the first time I wrote an entry for this blog. One year ago, inspired by Vlado&Toni, I began the iMoM blog over at Blogger. I was clueless on what to blog about (though it seems not much has changed since). But I fired away, anyway.
One year and 140 posts later, much have transpired.
I am a frustrated writer, I think. (I doubt not the “frustrated” part, but the “writer” part.) There is truth in what annamanila wrote in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine issue last week. Like most bloggers, I “found instant gratification in blogging”. This has become my outlet – a channel for venting thoughts, whether sane or inane.
I have this nice, cozy home – my own domain, imomonline.net – because I won the anniversary contest at Noemi’s blog. I was so happy – it was the first time I ever really won a contest, and liked the prize too. Thank you again, Noemi! Maybe next year, I will also hold a blog anniversary contest. But what to give away? Doors, perhaps? 😛
More importantly, I have found new, wonderful friends. I discovered that cyber-friendships can be very real. To my real-world friends who still think blog-friendship is ridiculous, think again. I could say that my blog-friends know more about me than my real-life friends do.
What’s most wonderful is how the cyber-friendships have transcended into reality. We chat online, and chat some more over coffee. We visit each others’ cyber-homes a.k.a. blogs, and get together still for meet-ups. Blogging has opened up a whole new dimension in my social life (which, by the way, was almost non-existent about a year ago). If only for this, I am forever grateful I started blogging. 😀
To all my new-found friends and readers of this blog, thank you for taking time to visit. I appreciate the time you take to read and comment. You make blogging worth the while. Thank you, thank you.
I do not know for how long I’d be able to sustain this blog. I hope for many many years. But this is certain: I have made friends to last a lifetime.