As of last Thursday, I am officially a World Moms Blog contributor! Here’s an excerpt from my first entry, an interview post to introduce myself as a new member of the community.
Why do you blog/write?
I’ve always loved writing, and I used to write letters back and forth with some good friends throughout grade school and high school. When I went to college, I decided to start my first blog as a sort of public letter to no one, and I was surprised that a lot of people actually started reading and sending comments and feedback.
When I discovered I was pregnant, I started a new blog in an attempt to chronicle my experiences as a first time mom. Back then, there wasn’t much of a network of online moms to turn to, and so I wanted to be able to write everything down in case someone needed some advice in the future. The funny thing is, looking back and reading my old posts now, I don’t think I’d recommend my pregnant self to new moms. Oh well, at least I tried.
Fast forward a couple of years, I had the chance to meet a Filipino novelist who successfully published his first book, and made a name for himself internationally. I told him that one of my life’s dreams is to publish a novel, and I asked for tips on how to get started. He told me that he took inspiration from the very successful Nora Roberts, and that she said all you have to do is get your butt in a chair and start writing. Ever since that day, I decided to make it a point to write more, and to keep on writing. And so my blogging self was reborn.