January 30, 2007
I have been pretty quiet on the cyberspace lately.
I have stopped blogging because I feel like there is nothing interesting to write about staging. Everybody writes pretty much very similar things. (Which I obviously completely agree to, but after reading 100 posts that says pretty much the same thing, you will get bored too) It just seems redundant to just throwing my coin in the pond too.
But wait, why do I blog? Good question. And I have given it very serious thoughts. Why
did I start blogging in the first place? Well, the first time it didn’t last. I wasn’t passionate enough about what I was writing (real estate in general, this was when I still work as a realtor). The second time, well obviously it lasted, because I am still writing. I started writing because at that time the staging industry was still not so media-crazed right now and there just were not that many stagers out there as there are now. And I feel that there are not a lot of things I could read if I was a consumer looking for more information about staging.
As a small business owner, obviously I take pride in ownership of what I do and of course, I have to love what I do so I can talk about it 24/7 and even dream about it. So blogging about it and sharing it with the world is actually quite liberating, because it’s a voluntary audience. I am not kidnapping you to read my thoughts, you volunteer your time and electricity to read this. Unlike my poor sister, who is forced to listen me going on and on about staging, or my friends who say “oh that’s nice” but have no understanding at all of what exactly it is that I do. You, my audience, have a sincere interest in staging and that’s why you seek out staging blogs and read about it. I don’t think of blogging is just a fad or a trend or a scheme to boost the sale of my business. Blogging is not really about venting either. I do that plenty on my own
Come to think of it, blogging really is a wonderful invention. I have always loved writing but stopped writing because I no longer had a necessity to write when I moved to the States. (I grew up in Taiwan, and we basically wrote an essay every week and we were tested on our writing skills.) Blogging rekindled my passion about writing. It also help me constructs my thoughts rationally. And it’s kind of cool also that I feel that my brain is being exercised and for some strange reason that I feel somewhat smarter when I play scrabbles.
Anyway, I am suffering some silly writer’s block. Do you have any suggestion on next time’s blog topic?
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