Friday, October 03, 2008


Sometimes I can't help but wonder, what do I get from blogging? What do I want to convey in my writing? In the first place, am I writing so that others may read my thoughts and feelings? Or am I just expressing my views in words through a medium that's new and high tech?

It's so hard to answer all of them, especially since I am just new at blogging. But before all that, how did I get into this world of blogging in the first place?

I believe the first blog I came across was that of Nelz. He was still with his Pinoy lover Ian who also had a blog then. I remember how intrigued I was on their daily lives, their quarrels and even their sex lives, which they did not hesitate the describe in detail. Since then I was hooked! It was like a soap opera in the net....but this time, they were real people and a gay couple at that! It was great reading!

From Nelz's blog, I ventured into Mcvie's "shows". Here he was talking about everything and anything under the sun. His style of writing was great, very entertaining plus, informative for me particularly about his gimmicks and sexcapades. Being a homebody, I was sort of living his life vicariously. So through his writings, I was able to imagine how it felt like going to Bed, and how to handle yourself in F........places I haven't been to.

Then I ended up at Pulsar's anonymous, faceless guy who also wrote about everyday stuff......from his relationships, to his job, to his workouts, gimmicks, and his friends. He wrote poems and essays. He wrote in cryptic style, and did free writing. He described conversations he had with the different personalities he's created of himself through the years. Great read from who looks like a great guy.....

From thereon, I bumped into several other blogs....from Gibbs to Mandaya, from Corporate Closet to the much missed Wanda Ilusyonada, from Aris to even Danton....different peronalities, different writing styles, different topics......all a great read!

So what got you started in blogging?


Blogger Mugen said...

I can't remember who said it but when a friend posted at the Yahoo Groups that my friends would get bored posting their thoughts at the online message board, a sudden bite of reality caught me. Everybody's migrating already and I guess it's also time for me to go. No matter what assurance I get from them, I think that the exodus bound to happen. I dunno but the migration thing really got me.

I belong to a non-straight group who used to post their thoughts and feelings on an online message board. Somehow, our expression there was crippled because everyone could read what we have in mind. One of my friends discovered blogger, everyone soon followed. I was left with no option but to join the bandwagon. Mukha kasi akong tanga na nagpopost ng kung anu-anong naiisip ko eh, mag-isa lang naman ako doon.

Soon, the blogging fad loses steam. One by one, my friends got bored writing stuffs in their blogs. Sa huli, ako na lang ang nagbloblog. Napag-iwanan ulit nila.

For some reasons, people outside my circle discovered me. So hayun, lumaki ng lumaki yung connection. Now, I am linked by people I don't know. Hehehe.

Why am I blogging? Because it's therapeutic. Maraming ideas ang naglalaro sa isip ko na hindi ko ma-share sa iba. Besides, I have this penchant for writing since college. The blog reminds me never to lose that gift so I pour all my creativity on my blog.

October 4, 2008 at 2:17 AM  
Blogger canmaker said...

yes you really are creative!.....and what i admire about you is that you've revealed so much of yourself, but still remains anonymous and mysterious to most of your readers.....kinda ironic....

saka sa iyo...talent for writing na's a gift....kaya parang hindi ka nauubusan ng sasabihin.....great work!

again thanks for posting in my humbe blog :-)

October 4, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Mugen said...

If you get to read my early entries, I started the way you exactly started your blog :) Things just grew in time.

Happy Weekend Canmaker.

October 4, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

i friend convinced me to blog. i got hooked. deleted my earlier blog. then, returned with a hyphen on my last name.

i like telling stories. i just hope people like my stories.

October 5, 2008 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger canmaker said...

oh my god! ms. mandaya!!! another idol!....maraming salamat sa pagdalaw at pag comment sa aking blog. it is such an honor! i've been following up your blog nuon p...dun sa nanunang blog mo ko nga nung nawala ka tapos lumitaw ka ulit sa iyong hyphenated blog.

people really like your stories. i like your stories. i like your love story with kulot. yung masaya ninyong samahan ng mga bayot....yung mga tampuhan, mga bakasyon, mga beauty contest na sinasalihan, mga piestang pinupuntahan.... yung inyong "simpleng" buhay sa bukid. lahat yung nakaka-aliw malaman....

salamat...salamat...salamat sa pagdalaw sa aking blog.

October 6, 2008 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger dabo said...

ei you have a conversational way with words.. lots of possibilities!

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Si Joms din ang una kong blog na binabasa basa.. sa g4m ko nakita ang link nya, pero may blog na talaga ako noon..

wala talagang nag-influence sa akin to answer the question you left as the line of your entry, except sa mga nababasa ko sa mga tech news about blogging..

pero what keeps me blogging? well basically mahilig akong mag-vandals sa mga cr nung college..hanggang natututo akong gumamit ng papel, and eventually makagamit ng pc..hehhe

masarap magsulat.. it is actually a love-hate relationship.. it is like having a pet too.. minsan para itong goldfish sa isang bowl, na masayang lumalangoy na paikot-ikot, minsan pusang mahilig mangalmot...

kahit sinasabi ko na okay lang kahit walang nagbabasa ng blog ko...pero masarap din kasi kung may magbabasa ng sinusulat mo kahit papaano.. law of equal trade.. cheers!

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ei im blog hopping from joms


October 15, 2008 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger canmaker said...

hey dabo! maraming salamat sa pag comment. dalawin din kita sa blog mo...pramis... :-)

oo, napansin ko love-hate relationship nga ang pagsulat. pero ang problema ko ngayon ay kung ano isusulat, without actually revealing too much of does that mean i am censoring myself because of others? akala ko ba nag blog ako para sa sarili ko? ayan napag-isp na naman ako....pero kasi tama ka...sinasabi lang natin na okay lang kahit walang nagbabasa, pero masaya tayo kung may nakikita tayong ibang tao dumalaw, bumasa at nag comment sa blog natin....kaya't salamat sa iyo sa pagdalaw sa aking blog.....

thanks for the compliment too...

October 15, 2008 at 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i started blogging in LJ then blogger then wordpress. but im more hooked on multiply blogs now. hehe

bounced by. :D

October 16, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Aris said...

i am so honored you even mentioned me! grabeh, touched ako! mwah!

ako, nag-blog ako dahil pakiramdam ko andami-daming nangyayari sa buhay ko na gusto kong ikuwento. mcvie also encouraged me nang ma-meet ko siya at maka-chikahan one saturday evening sa bed.

ayun, nagkaroon ako ng outlet. enjoy ako. at tuwang-tuwa akong makatanggap ng comment mula sa mga nakakabasa. lalo akong nai-inspire na magsulat. nagkaroon din ako ng mga bagong friends. isa ka na dun!

October 19, 2008 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger closet case said...

i never thought that blogging would appeal to me. mgg introduced me to mcvie and gibbs. mgg is a good friend from way back and he was just impressed with the quality of the discussions he would have with mcvie & gibbs. he felt i would enjoy the discussions myself.

that first meeting convinced me that i should try my hand at this 'blogging thing'. and after i received my first comments, the confirmation that somewhere out there, there were eyeballs actually taking time to read the blog, i just had to continue...

being part of the list of the blogs you read humbles me, canmaker... continue your insightful, heartfelt writing!

November 10, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

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