For the past year or so, I’ve been searching for something that will help bring back a bit of what blogging used to mean for me. I had missed the community that genuinely wishes to engage in conversations that aim to share and connect. I missed participating in blog carnivals wherein I revel in thematic posts of other bloggers that openly and sincerely wishes to connect with me. Who wouldn’t appreciate and accept a real offer of virtual friendship? I most certainly would!
There are many ways to go about this, I guess. I can (1) increase the frequency of my blogging across all my blogs (I do have a number of them, you see), (2) find the time to blog-hop, (3) get over this bug that editorialises my brain thus taking away the desire to share stuff online (have it for 3 years now), and (4) stop over-analysing the situation and just write. Sounds easy, ain’t it?
I’ve been a bit caught up with life’s many dramas so I’m quite glad to have found something familiar to engage myself in as I retrace my steps and leave the former behind. I’ve found one answer to the question, “Now, where do I start?” Since I do spend quite a bit of time and effort updating Style Manila, finding this style-themed blog carnival, Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s Bloggers Do It Better Series was brilliant.
With renewed excitement, hope, and what fervor and resource I can possibly muster for the activity, I had tackled my first assignment: Military Chic.
The beauty about participating in the BDIB Series is that I see it as a great avenue to go about the business of re-connecting. It pushed me to blog and I actually had fun doing it. It stimulated creativity and positivity. It allowed me to discover new blogs that I can add to the list I plan to visit more often.
I know it’s too early to tell but I’m already finding things quite refreshing and favourable. To stumble on a community of bloggers who are kind to and supportive of their fellows is an incredible thing for me because it’s something I’ve missed being a part of.
If you’ve been a regular reader of my personal blog or have come across it for the first time today, will you be kind enough to leave a comment to say hi and a link to your blog so I’d know where I can come visit you online and return the favour? Oh, also, if you read any of my other blogs (Tops2Bottoms.com, SashaManuel.com and StyleManila.com), please do let me know!
Many thanks and cheers!