I’ve never been good at following “how to’s” unless it’s a complicated recipe that I need to experiment on. Sure, sometimes they make life easier but it is different from following rules that you have set yourself to do. The step-by-step-numbered rules bore me. I wonder if I am alone in this because sometimes I do encounter blog posts like how to learn to be happy or how to be a good writer or how to make your blog more popular(taken from the point of view of the author of course) but in real life we each have certain criteria and values that we wish to meet that we think assure us of happiness and success. It is like reading a highly recommended book but you find it boring. Short of saying “to each his own” we have our way of coping and facing what is in front of us. The way you look at things probably depends on how you view life itself. As they always say, you could see a glass half-full or half-empty. It does not matter whether you’re 30 or 50, maturity comes not in the number you add to your age but in the richness of experience you encounter making you grow and learn a little more.
Now and then, I link some posts at Facebook just to share with some friends who just want to click it and read. I was never sold to the idea though of linking it to the app NetworkedBlogs. Although WordPress is public too, it has a different set of writers/bloggers/readers and compared to Facebook which is so noisy, I feel safe at WordPress. Getting across your message to people who love the written words as you do is vastly different from seeing selfies and pictures that speak of what one had for breakfast to where they had dinner all in the same day. My wall and timeline are set to friends only and I don’t allow my updates to be made public. There are things that you don’t normally share in cyberspace.
The other day, I finally decided to export my blog and copy it to my external hard drive. It is quite scary to lose all of the 1,597 posts and all the five years of blogging coming to naught so I followed the advice of a blogger friend, looked at the tools and downloaded export file. I’d like to do the same with my other three blogs. If you haven’t done it yet, I also suggest you do, for safety.
A friend once said that blogging has become a way of life, do you agree?