Monthly Archives: June 2011

Julie & Julia and Blogging

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I was flicking through channels over the weekend and stopped on HBO. Julie & Julia was coming up next. And since this is part of my reading list in Goodreads… book 330 as of this writing… the voice inside my head said I should wait for it and watch. Good thing I did, because now I want to read, not just this book, but more books about Julia Child.

Needless to say, the movie also inspired me to be a blogger. I’m hoping I turn out as a diligent blogger despite the fact that I am not a trained writer. Not being a trained writer shouldn’t stop me from blogging. Right? I should see blogging as an exercise on writing.

It might also be a good idea to start reading on how to write. Starting with The Five-Minute Writer, a birthday gift I received from my mom.

A Birthday Gift From Mom: "The Five-Minute Writer"

Knowing my mom, this is her way of telling me “Maybe, you should write.”  And maybe it’s high time I start heeding her advice. Who knows? I just might have swallowed a writer in my previous life and written words is the key to the writer’s freedom. Let’s see. Let the writing adventure begin.

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Something New

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So here goes my first foray into blogging. For a lot of the bloggers out there, you might think that this is not a big deal. But to me it is… a very BIG one. You see, I’m one  of those people who’s not in the habit of volunteering information about me or my opinions. I guess it is one of my fears that you’d think I’m crazy and weird… not fit for human contact.

I guess, being in my thirties, I’ve realized that it’s time for a little change. Time to get past the fear. It’s time to embrace my inner crazy and my innate weirdness. It’s time to let people get a peek on how crazy my thoughts can go. Who knows? Maybe someday, one of these crazy thoughts might just turn into a book. Let’s just wait and see.