When I first started blogging back in the year 2004, the blogging world was small. Blogging was relatively unknown to most Malaysian back then. I need a space to vent out my anger and frustration after my then almost 2 years relationship died on me. So I blogged. I have to admit that for some time, it was filled with negative vibes as I found the comfort of venting out in written form. That writing is therapeutic to me. That whatever building up inside of me erupted as soon as I jotted them down, in words.
I was, after a series of blog URL change, at one time of my (blogging) life, became an anonymous blogger. I used a pseudonym to camouflage my track so that none of my friends and foes (not that I have any, I hope!) know my existence in the cyber world. It gave me freedom in a way that I can write whatever I want about whoever I want.
However after much influence of watching too much Project Runway, reading too much fashion articles and the booming of fashion blogs, supported with my then shopping habits, I once was a fashion blogger. But it didn't last long due to my laziness of taking photos and final semester projects that needed me to concentrate more on the projects rather than on my clothes, I left my inner fashionista and settled for something least obvious. I became me. A nobody who loves writing in the cyber diary.
Blogging has somewhat evolved. I used to frequented famous blog mostly Malaysian living overseas such as Kak Teh, Atenah, Alin etc. Well, just to name a few because over time, most of their names had slipped my mind. Blogging back then was all about writing, sharing and caring. No anonymous hate comments. Everyone was polite and respects each other. It was such a joy to read all the positive, funny and sometimes witty comments. In a way, life was pretty simple. These days, you can't even write a sentence without having it misinterpret and being judged. You bought a new branded handbag and people called you show-off. Your husband treated you well and people said you did something unholy to the husband. You get what I mean?
Back then, there were no AdSense, no Nuffnang, no money generated income from blogging. It was a simple straight forward deal. You write and people read (or sometimes don't). Nowadays, people do take pride in being a blogger. Yelah, a "famous" blogger can earn up to RM 10,000 alone from blogging. What is there not to be proud of!
It's funny how some people get into blogging because it is just the "in" thing to do. How they take pride in being a "blogger" when sometimes, all they did was plagiat others entry and make into their own. Worst case I have heard, someone not only plagiat the whole blog, s/he even had the nerve to plagiat the whole life! What a loser, really. And don't even get me started on the language used. That deserves another story of its own.
I have no conclusion to end up this entry because I am merely sharing my (oh-so-little) experience. Well, isn't blogging is all about sharing?