I was a bit shocked today. Earlier today, while I was browsing my older entries I discovered that I started writing my blog more than a year ago! My first entry was written on the 3rd of June 2008, which means that I've been a blogger for more than a year! Without realising, I've missed the first anniversary of my blog...hehehe
I started writing this blog in the hope that I could share my life experiences with family and friends. Yes, I did that and more. In the first few months of blogging, I shared my experiences of living in Sudan. Then, came the worst news of 2008, I lost my youngest brother in a road accident. I started writing from my heart, shared my sadness in this blog of mine and there I discovered I also have a few 'virtual' friends...Kak Olie for example, shared her grief over her late brother as well.
By bloghopping, I discovered that I'm not alone. There are others like me, like Aina for example who lost her father while she was in Doha. I gain strength from all these shared life experiences, it lighten the burden of sorrow that I carry...
Now, I blog because I want to keep a record of my life and what happens to me and my family. I try to be as honest as I can. Blogging also brought me closer to relatives of mine. I feel that I could reach Mie and anak Intan better... in reality even though we live in the same state but we didn't keep in touch. I'm glad that we've become closer this way.
At first, I would write once in every 2 or 3 days but now I'm truly hooked...hehehe. Especially because I have so many things to share. I just didn't have enough time to sit and write!
I have a confession to make. I have a weird habit! When I bloghop, if I find an interesting site, I would read every single entry from the beginning! Until I 'khatam' their blogs, I'll spend weeks, sometimes months just to backtrack! My husband called me crazy...hehehe. The longest time spent so far to 'khatam' a blog would be LeeUk and also JoeBangla...I feel that the longer you read their blogs, the better you know the writer because I discovered that a blog writer would reveal their true self, bit by bit, entry by entry...
To sum up, I wish that I could blog until my hands are too shaky to type and my eyes too blurry to see, then I'll ask my children or grandchildren to type for me...hehehe. In other words, I wish I could blog until the day I die (not too soon, I hope...hehehe).