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My Space to Practise Writing & More

I get great satisfaction looking at my statistics as a measure of how I’m doing with this blogging pursuit. I have written 300 posts so far this year, starting at the end of February, when I got technical help to … Continue reading

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My Blog is a Work in Progress

It’s never the finished product, but more like a dairy entry. A diary entry that I can rework easily. I keep editing as I discover embarrassing errors (mostly due to autocorrect), and new information, especially for my biographical posts. I … Continue reading

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Evolution of my Blog

When I first started out blogging actively and regularly in 2010, it was mostly superficial posts on celebs, food and touristy things. It made life exciting. Being a tourist in your own country. These are often my more cheerful posts. … Continue reading

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Writing & Discomfort

Often after publishing something I feel strongly about, I feel really insecure and uncomfortable. I worry that it’ll be taken the wrong way. I also hate being judged. But that’s part of honest writing. You have to take the brick … Continue reading

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Do People Still Blog or Read Blogs

I started in 2005 when I had a digital camera so it was easy to upload photos and write some accompanying words. So it’s been 17 years of fun. Of course I journal offline too as writing is life. I … Continue reading

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The Bravest Writer I’ve Met On WordPress – Janet

janetvdepression.com/ I’m so impressed at how Janet is so unafraid to unburden her heart and in doing so has helped me. She has made me count my own blessings. She has made me not feel so isolated in my own … Continue reading

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The Kind of Writing I Value

1. Write their truth without censuring themselves for fear of causing offense. Which is why I admire the brutal honesty of Paul Theroux and V S Naipaul. I wish I could be that brave but I’m constantly holding myself back. … Continue reading

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Seeking Blogs Worth Reading in 2022: Whimsical, Genuine, Uncluttered & Well Crafted

It’s really hard to maintain a blog over the years. Several I have adored have left the scene and sadly been abandoned. They had so much potential too. So here I am seeking some new ones. As I have been … Continue reading

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Blogging: I Needed Help Because I Can’t Code

I’ve always been very reluctant to ask for help or favours. I hate the idea of troubling other people or making them feel obligated in any way. Also I’m a bit proud that way. I’m the worst delegator. I find … Continue reading

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Dreams for My Blog

If I won the lottery tomorrow (won’t happen because I don’t even buy those things), I’d still want to continue writing and that includes blogging. I would then feel rich enough to pay a web developer for a redesign, but … Continue reading

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Blogging: Are There Any Personal Bloggers Out There Any More?

Seems really hard to find you. Most blogs seem to have a commercial slant or look truly slick and perfect, like a glossy magazine. I’m looking for something a little less polished and more raw. Something that contains not just … Continue reading

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Blogging Life: Been Away For So Long I Dropped Off Google

When I started blogging actively around 2011 on my own domain (.com) and not just on free sites (2005-2011), my traffic went up exponentially and I ranked on the first page of Google for years. Then cancer happened and after … Continue reading

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Blogging and The Search Engine Optimisation Trap

Since I’ve embarked on blogging I’ve learnt so much. I know now that if you have a blog with decent traffic, but if you abandon it for some reason, Google knows, and traffic will plummet after a couple of months. … Continue reading

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Miss Travel So Much

My father instilled in me a love for travel and some of my best memories are of car rides to Malaysia with him in the seventies. After I lost him suddenly, I was plagued with situational claustrophobia and panic attacks. … Continue reading

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What Type of Blogger are You?

I often wonder about this and I feel like I have multiple personalities as I blog about a spectrum of things ranging from the seemingly superficial and frivolous, to issues that truly bother me. Blogging is free therapy for me. … Continue reading

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Constant Feeling of Futility & the Perfectionist Tendency

I’m trying to convince myself that it’s better to get something done than nothing at all. I have this perfectionist all or nothing tendency. Even if, in my eyes it falls short of my goal for the day I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Pandemic Art?

One fun thing about blogging is that you pay attention to details you may otherwise miss. Makes life more interesting for sure. Like what we saw at the Tekka hawker centre. Due to the pandemic we get a sticker that … Continue reading

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Trying to Find My Way Back

Haven’t been able to get back into a blogging cycle but have been very active instead on Instagram – pictures seem easier. Must get back to my words though – they help me feel like I’m living a more aware … Continue reading

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I Am Loving Instagram

I’m pretty active on Instagram even though I was a late adopter. It’s much easier to post a photo than write a whole blog post. I hope you’ll follow me there too. It was such a joy to look at … Continue reading

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Thinking About How to Revive Myself

I had a plan to blog about my most recent trips to Danang, Perth and Sydney, but the amount of photos I took make the task overwhelming. But I will attempt it bit by bit. Hope I can point out … Continue reading

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I Have Cancer: Synchronous Ovarian & Endometrial Cancer

This feels unreal to me, even now, after months of knowing. Felt surreal and indulgent as I typed out that title. It’s why I have not been writing in ages. I’ve only had the energy to update my Instagram with … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

I get troubled when things are not perfect. I need to start looking at life as work in progress. Always under construction with room for improvement, and I should not let anything hold me back. I should’t wait to be … Continue reading

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