Earlier today, I did a Google search about something I did in 2011 as I needed to make an important reference to it. What happened next embarrassed me.
I saw articles I wrote in 2011.
Oh my! What prompted me to write those articles? How come I wrote that way?
Blah blah blah.
I felt like deleting them off this blog or wiping others off the sites I published them on. BUT, I paused for a second and thought to myself. Perhaps, I needed to write that way for me to be able to write this way today. Maybe, I was naïve, but I did what I had to do back then. I know many who have been romancing the idea of starting a blog or even writing since that time. They are yet to publish anything since then apart from whinning about how they are bad writers.
Combining 26 letters to form a word, then a sentence, paragraph and a whole article/book isn’t the easiest thing to do. Not all of us are born writers (is anyone?). BUT, we must admit, that like everything else in life, the only way to know how to write is to write. We know by doing. It’s a string of constant improvement.
I didn’t even know it’s 5 years since I published my first post on this blog (I’ve been writing and publishing stuffs online before then though). See my first post here.
Perhaps, I should take the complement a friend gave me 2 days ago to heart. He said I write directly from my heart. Sincerely, that was my intention when I started this blog. I just wanted to write about things I know, and share my personal journey. That’s all. No click-baiting. No faking.
Thanks to everyone who clicked to read (always, sometimes, or even ones).
To the next five years, I promise to remain true and to keep writing from my heart.
On to the next 5.