This post is for people–probably like you who still don’t have the passion to engage into blog writing–to formally be introduced into the real writers’ path and begin writing blog.
A veteran Filipino columnist once said, “I may not agree with what you write but I will defend with all my heart your right to express what you want to write”.
Almost the same ideology is what I want to impart; you may think of yourself not as the prolific writer but it will not hurt if you will just try to write and express your thoughts. One better way to do it is through blog writing.
In the blogosphere, you have your own universe where you can utter whatever topic that comes into your mind including issues or ideas from the weirdest or most stupid product of your wild imagination up to the most intellectually stimulating conceptualization.
In the blogosphere, the only editor is yourself and it’s up to you whether you will want to be bold or curtailed in giving out your notions.
For me, you can spot some of the best writers of today by searching in the blogosphere and not just by reading the dailies, since it was established even in those days of our forefathers that the real measurement of being a good writer is being able to express creatively or interestingly the written words.
A good writer must not be bound by the rules set usually by pretentious people who only have the means to pay the publication fee. To live a happy life, we must not be constrained with the set of rules; same idea goes with the concept of writing.
Now, perhaps you’ll ask: can you consider bloggers as journalists? Definitely, because journalist’s primary task is to journal or chronicle through a medium the news or what’s happening around them. It is same with blogging that if you express your thoughts using the medium of Internet, the very act of speaking out your mind is already considered as relaying something new since we are not living in the robotic aspect that routinely follows the same exact act.
Similar to how linguists put it; our stated words are the greatest manifestation that time is moving on. Every time you say something, that word that you said immediately forms part of the so-called past. So every time you speak, it is always new.
So if you want to be a great writer, don’t just follow those people who have pretentious asses. Start with yourself by practicing in the blogosphere.