For those that know me, will know how much I hate the idea of blogs, and how much I rant about them…yet here I am, writing a blog.
Earlier on this week I found myself in a huge pickle (not literally, euw?!). I was reading a blog about something that is extremely close to my heart and it lacked real argument, was poorly written and left me feeling deflated about the hopes of our future and the subject matter.
As a student in my last year of university, it’s really hard for me to read things that lack facts and proper literacy. Although, this is what blogging is all about, right? It can be as informal or formal as the blogger wishes, it can be opinion, it can be a rant, it can be completely professional, and anyone can do it. Blogging definitely has its pros and cons.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s amazing that anyone can pick up their laptop, write a page about their day and inspire people all over the world. Blogging is amazing for connecting with others, inspiring others and just generally sharing experiences and stories. If you have the time and commitment, writing a blog can be self-satisfying and something you do, just for yourself!
I think the thing I struggled with was reading something that isn’t just about the breakfast I ate that morning or where my outfit that I wore last Friday was from, but something that I have real knowledge and passion about. And this is when I thought, well if anyone can write about this and people are reading it, imagine writing something with actual knowledge and spreading that real awareness and truth with strangers all over the world?!
Which is why I’m here! I’m a walking contradiction and I’m starting a blog…..
I hope to write about all my passions and interests, including travel, international development, social issues, gender equality and poverty, as well as a bit about my everyday thoughts and rants I guess! Fully aware that this blog is one of millions but I hope whoever is reading this that you’ll learn a little and enjoy reading my posts.
Have a good day everyone 🙂
(And below is my little face somewhere in Asia last summer!)