Those tails

Of the three blind rats, three blind rats, see how they run, see how they run. I love nursery rhymes and fairy tales as much as my little sister does, maybe more. Welcome to my new blog, which is really a continuation of 19-tails.blogspot.com, and "Cheese and Whiskers" (rats-tails.blogspot.com).

Do you know I’ve been wanting to start a new blog for almost a year now? And the part which stops me every time is the setting up process, picking a domain name, picking a name for the blog, setting up the layout. I finally picked a name, and oh no, it's rat related again. Sorry. I was tossing up between rat references and something more along the lines of chasing after the wind (Ecclesiastes). Then there was the difficult question of - should I use Blogger, or Wordpress? After a little experimentation, and much frustration with Wordpress, I've come back to Blogger.

Blog writing has really evolved over the past few years for me, from a cautious experimentation to a method of regular reflections and sharing. My very first blog was a joint blog with a friend, in which I was much more excited about creating the website and coding, than I was about writing. Funny, now it’s the opposite – I love just being able to write and not worry about designing or formatting.

Four years has resulted in hundreds and hundreds of posts. Writing online has always been a delicate balance betweeen sharing, but not going into details about everyone, and everything in your life. Over the years you read back on your posts, some which you would love to keep, some which belong more to the diary than an online media.

Starting a new blog is about clearing a bit of space. I will always write my personal blog primarily for my own reflections, but over the years I have an increasing awareness of the “audience” (both the friends and the randoms) and of God. Over the years too, my focus has drifted away from relationship dramas and emo-ness (?depression). Ah don’t worry, I’m sure there will be occasional juicy posts about relationship issues and dabbles of deep dark thoughts to come.

2 comments:

thejennywho said...

Ohhhh...nice introduction to your blog Winnie, pretty cool and the fact that this blog is like the third installment to ur other blogs is interesting. That funny because since you mention you have two other blogs, one for primary school, one for high school and this one for uni. Kyaaa~ and the fourth should be for your adulthood that should called rodent's cheese or tails of a rodent... just putting it put there. I like the second one because it a pun :D

Winnie said...

haha thanks jenny. names don't matter too much to me now. just somewhere to write is good. I guess, tails of a rodent is pretty similar to rats tails (the first blog on blogger) ;)

 

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