On a whim, I googled this and found that it’s a question on many people’s mind. There were quite a number of articles saying how the way people read and find information is different these days and you need to capture attention in xx words or use visual aids to capture attention on key points. More depressing articles talk about how blogs have been overtaken by social media platforms where content are shorter, with more visuals / videos.
I am not sure about others, but I do like blogs and still read them. I may belong to the “old-school” camp, but I don’t think blogs are replaceable. I appreciate and admire good writing and reading a good piece of writing (whether informative or inspiring) is calming to my old soul haha.
So I will continue to write, despite not being a good writer. While blog viewership has come down over the years (in part due to my neglect of this space), I will continue to grow this space which has defined me and who I am over the years.
I admit that there were long periods where I found it difficult to blog and it’s actual rather telling of my mental state. I attempted to blog and end up deleting the half-baked post as it was too painful to write anything coherent. Sentences didn’t flow. Anything beyond a short generic caption on Instagram was too much to handle. I didn’t have the capacity to organise my thoughts properly and beyond the need to write at work, any forms of long writing was a chore.
I’m in a better state of mind now and am trying to blog consistently – attempting to write everyday if you have not yet noticed 🙂 Taking a couple of minutes out to type out of my thoughts helps to calm me down and makes me reflect on the day and how I view things. It gives me time to pause and to me that is is very important. It’s so easy to be caught up in trying to do more, while in reality, knowing how to pause and reflect is very important too.
My next step is to try to write in Chinese again. Somehow I’m developing a bit of a mental block on that – thoughts don’t seem to flow as well.
What’s broken can be fixed.
Till next post.