7 Days Social Media Talks: "Vintage social media" helps us to improve our writing skills.

Monday, August 17, 2015



Almost ten years ago, I decided to move my online diary to Blogger.com (formerly Blogspot.com) from Friendster's Blog. That day, blog is treated as a diary and most people agreed on one thing: if you didn't blog at least twice or better five days a week, you were putting the nails into your own online coffin.

Fast forward to 5 years.. and 10 years later.. a lot of things have changed. A blog has been replaced with modern social media than can easily be accessed with our cellphone that offer an easier way of posting our thoughts, hourly ramblings, even images and videos. Despite a general decrease in blog activity over the past years because of oh-so-revolutionary-modern social medias, I still recommend people to get a blog (feel free to associate blog with physical diary - so if you already own a diary, I'm proud of you!).

Why would I recommend you to get a blog? Blogging requires sign up, choose name, sign in, blah-blah-blah.

So these are my reasons:

While short posts and images are great to deliver your thoughts to your audience, a blog can still be effective to improve your writing skills, which are very important skills in life.

When you create a blog post, you don't feel the pressure to aim for perfection in your writing. You don't expect likes or loves.

Blogging obliges you to reflect on your life while writing, thereby consolidating a big picture of thoughts and feeling you're experiencing/imagining. Most of us do not think in complete sentences but in self-interrupted and looping thoughts. Writing cultivates the ability to observe our thoughts and feelings, therefore will help us track our spinning thoughts and feelings.

Writing is a small movement but it is incredibly powerful when you are writing down what is in your mind in a proper media. With a blog, you'll become a better person and a better writer. :)

♥, Me.

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