I am Amelia.
Grown up on a farm in the middle of the city, I am essentially a tomboy, but trying to become a little more cultured.
I'm trying to be a decent human being in a world full of injustices. I also love a good bargain and am always on the lookout for cheap cool stuff.
happened to me, I had this blog post planned out. Well when I say that, I mean
I had the title and theme, but I had absolutely nothing to write. Because I
really didn't know why I blog.
Then just a couple
of days ago a friend, who for some unknown reason actually reads my blog (thank
you dear ones who do read it, I appreciate you), asked me why do I blog.
The first reply that
popped into my mind was the "Blogging is cheaper than therapy." You
see, friends don't always want to, or have the time to, listen to your endless
rants about all sorts of rubbish. That's a reason many people go to therapy,
and a reason to blog in my case. My opinion, my thoughts, my random point of
view are our there in the open.
But I laughed when
this friend asked the question, because I realized I need to actually answer
that properly if I intend to continue blogging.
Well, yes it is cheaper than therapy.
Its also a way to
occasionally get cool stuff to review, that is if my blog gets enough hits and
I'm good at writing, which I would like to imagine I am.
Of course blogging
is also my way to imagine that my opinion really matters to someone. Because
lets face it, every blogger I know (including myself) is opinionated, and
that's not trying to be insulting, I actually don't have an issue with highly
opinionated people. Now the unwritten social laws dictate that to our family
and friends we do not constantly voice our opinions. However, on a blog, your
readers are welcome to continue reading, or just exit at any time. So, you
write as best you can, with as many interesting things as possible, but still
throw in your 2c (or R50) worth of personal opinion. Then sometimes you hope
someone, somewhere out there actually takes the time to read it, and sometimes
you decide to rather hope no one reads it.
Another reason I
started blogging, well actually the original reason I began blogging is that I
had been pretty much bed ridden due to a debilitating and yet invisible disease
called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from the age of 16 until I was nearly 19. Having
that disease I had a lot of stuff to say, to moan about, to laugh about, and to
share with my family and friends. It was right about the time that blogging was
becoming a fad, and so a wonderful aunt of mine suggested I start a blog and
then when my family and friends had time they could read it. And so, begun my
So yeah, I suppose
the main reason I blog is the fact that some awesome people (YOU) are reading
and either fascinated by my opinion, or believe that it matters.
So let me tell you that it means a lot to me that you take the time out of your
busy life to read what I write!