Blogger Apprentice 2012: Oh yes, I’m In!
For the past few weeks, I was having struggles motivating myself to update my blogs. I was feeling lazy and all, and it seemed like I was starting to lose the “new blog’s momentum”—that feeling of excitement when your blog is just new and you’re just starting to attract readers. Just when I thought that everything is falling downhill, one big news came this morning: I was chosen as one of the 18 contenders for the Blogger Apprentice 2012!
It was really unexpected. I mean, I couldn’t even remember the exact date that I joined. All I could recall is that, I saw the announcement about it on one of my blogger support groups on Facebook and I got interested. My website was barely a month-old that time and I doubt my chances. Still I tried, knowing that I have nothing to lose anyway. I filled out the application form and answered the essay questions. Again, I was not expecting anything so I almost forgot about it. So imagine my surprise when I learned that I was chosen! :’) I am thrilled! I am so excited about the upcoming challenges and lessons that I will get from this experience!
To be honest, everything feels new to me even though I’m blogging for almost 2 years now. I started my personal blog solely for the purpose of venting out all my emotions—may it be happiness or frustrations. It became the online diary of my life. After a few months, I was surprised to see that there are people who are actually reading my entries. It felt great and so I started to write things that are worth-reading. It was then I realized that even though I decided not to pursue journalism, blogs can be my outlet for writing. Once again, I discovered the beauty of sharing ideas and information to other people.
However, there were times wherein I was feeling totally lazy to the point that I just let my blog remain untouched for a few months. But then, out of my love for writing, I keep on coming back. I was still unaware of the full potential of blogging until I was hired in my current job because of it. Yes, because of the nature of the job I was applying for, having my own blog became my selling point.
working as a coordinator of our research database
Fortunately, I met Ate Gizelle as my new officemate. She’s maintaining one of the biggest websites on graphics design. She encouraged me to create my own website on beauty and fashion. I did and it’s online for over a month now. I thought that everything will be easy since I already got my own personal blog. I was wrong. Dead wrong. Writing personal rants about almost anything is so different from writing for a target market about a specific topic/field. Im so thankful to Ate G, for helping and guiding me through this.
Ate Gizelle, the one who helped me out in designing and starting my own website
I am looking forward to learn more about blogging. I want to explore deeper into blogosphere. I want to learn this time the social potential of blogging by knowing other bloggers and learning from them.
We will be having our orientation and at the same time, first challenge this coming Saturday. I praise God for this opportunity, I swear to give it my best shot..:)
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