Although blogging cannot be considered as journalism, it is in a way, a realization of my dream! Happy two years, The Other Side of Mae! 🙂
Yes, I’ve come a long way in this blogging endeavor! Yes, I’ve stood by it and became able to maintain it! But prior into making a blog site, I wondered if there might be people to read what I’ve written. Will there be somebody to just click and open my site? Will there be somebody to take time reading my post? Will there be somebody to scroll further down? These are only a few questions which came into my mind as I was getting started. But despite my doubt, I continued writing and posting, then posting and writing. I even discouraged myself for doing so because I thought nobody would ever try to read my posts! Until came such time that my high school classmate, Khristine Marie Peñafiel texted me this message:
“Sang, I’ve read your blog karon lang jud. Nalingaw kaau ko. I’m so happy for you. You seem to enjoy your life jud. Keep it up! :)”
-Sept. 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM
I was beyond glad upon reading her message! I never expected it to come from her for she was a very busy person holding the accounts of a big enterprise here in Ozamis while studying law at the same time! I was so overwhelmed for the effort she had put into reading my blog and taking time to text me just to let me know of her delight towards me.
Then the others followed. My aunt, Mommy Becky called up all the way from Lipa City to let me know that she had read my posts. She told me to go on and continue to enjoy my life in Ozamis.
Another high school batch mate, Mariel San Diego-Ines sent me this message through Facebook:
“Nalingaw ko sa imo blog madam nice kau. :)”
-Oct. 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM
Then there came some of my friends who became regular readers: Tita Elena, Ate Dinah, Yieldeza, Cheryl, Charelle, and Ate Aida! I also met new friends through this blog namely Cheche Durias and Edz Gutierrez. And there were also avid readers Zgerth McForest, Effin Hawt, and other Ozamisnons who are my FB groupmates in TOKK. And speaking of TOKK, I found my never-been-met-in-person uncle, Mario Olandesca who also became very proud of me and my craft!
Moreover, my students also read me because they are my frequent cast of characters for my posts. And not to mention my family who also supports me all the way!
Last but not least, my previous MUHS colleague, Christ “Kring2x” Zanoria. She reads me and just like what Patty did to me, Kring2x was also inspired by me into creating her own blog site. Until now, we are reading each other’s blog, sharing each other’s posts, and commenting to each other’s thoughts. It is just so great to have somebody who shares the same passion as mine!
And now, here goes my lucky blog winners for sending in their entries for the little contests I have here in my blog:
Then my writings didn’t go in vain. I’ve got people reading me and that is the best reward any writer would ever receive! Much more when there was an instant while lining up in a bank that a girl approached me and said:
“Hey, I’m reading you!”
I was beyond shocked and became so shy at that moment. She too was surprised to my reaction, blushed, and walked away. Gosh, I didn’t even had the opportunity to thank her! It was such a blink of an eye that that swift moment just gone by! So if ever you’re still reading me, whoever you are, wherever you are here in Ozamis, my biggest biggest THANK YOU!!!
Thank you so much, blog readers for continuing to inspire me to go on with The Other Side of Mae!