May 09, 2013

My Blog is Not My Blog


I started to create this blog in 2009 and the only thing that was on my mind at that time is for this blog to be a place where I can express and let everything out. But these days, the enthusiasm I had before seems like it's not here anymore. 

"Even when I feel like writing, I don't feel like writing."

Do you guys get this feeling?

It'll be just a few more days before we reach the half year mark for 2013. But from January until today, I've only published 7 posts and most of them are just short and simple.

The main reason why I starts to lose my interest is because I feel like my blog is not my blog anymore. The blogging community is expanding rapidly these days, and in our country especially,we have this trend to bash and ban another blogger who express their thought a bit differently from the majority.

There are a lot of example, but let me take the most discussed topic these days. 

"Malaysia 13th General Election"

I can see a gap between the pro-government blogger and pro-opposition party blogger. 
Take an example, let say there is a blogger that write something that lean to one side, there will always be another blogger or someone who would post a comment in response to the post in a total "ill-mannered" way.

Although one of the objective of blogging is to have a platform where individuals can express their thought and their readers can respond and react appropriately, but I find something a little bit hateful about some of bloggers or readers that never seems to consider that their words and action could actually hurt the writer emotionally.

It's not like I've been bash by someone, but I find this scenario a bit distasteful and I started to feel less excited about blogging.

Don't take me wrongly, I love writing. 
There is no way I would abandon this blog just because some unknown and anonymous starts to scrutinize and complain about my post. 
Considering that I'm not a famous blogger, this might be just a small problem. Imagine how those 
well-known bloggers cope and deal with some of their readers harsh and thoughtless comments.

I feel bad for them.

But, it still makes me feel a little bit worried.
Now I have to think 100x before posting about anything.
Even if it's about my own life and interest.

It's okay if you want to give your opinion , but you should mind your words. 
Being just  a 'keyboard warrior' won't take you anyway.

But hey, in another way around, this doesn't mean that you could write just anything in your blog on
 "It's My Blog, Suka Hati I Lah Nak Tulis Apa" basis.
Bloggers should be mindful when they want to post something, especially when the issue is considered sensitive.

Just because you have the freedom to express, it doesn't justify you to write anything without consideration.

The point here is to do everything in moderation.
And please consider about others.

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