Leah of neneleah30.blogspot.com is on a 30-day blogging challenge. Last year, it was Kamila of kamilkshake.blogspot.com who underwent such. I'm under the impression that these challenges are for new bloggers who are challenged to write everyday to keep them from quitting their blogs. To tell you, maintaining a blog is really difficult especially for newbie bloggerinas e.g. me. I have made around 3 blogs before this and I have abandoned them all. It's not everyday that we have an epiphany and a thousand words to keep our readers interested, that is, if there are really people on the globe who chanced to end up on our blogs. Moreover, the idea that thousands of pro bloggers dominate the whole blogging scene ever since blogging became a phenomenon years ago is frustrating. I mean, I bet every blogger out there wishes to have a large following. How can we compete with the titans?

          I know… you are waiting for it. The defense mechanism. :-)

          Here it goes. Even if the face of the internet-landia is too huge to try to make a mark on, at the end of the day, I believe that blogging is still a fulfilling endeavor. One stylist-blogger (Is she the woman of style by Kling? Sorry, I forgot the link.) said that when done right, a blog is one's best resume. True enough. In a world where everything is being put on the web,  it is a good strategy to have a good online record. Potential employers may Google you and find that you have an impressive blog. That's a plus point to you.

          First few weeks into blogging, it is sad to see that our pages are so bare and that we only have a few entries. We blog-hop and befriend other bloggers. We follow them, they follow us too. We get to know them through their blog posts even if we haven't really met. More blog-hopping and we find those really talented ones. You see, I am a voracious reader. Even if I did not leave a comment, the blogger had no idea that I devoured their tasty posts. An there is that feeling of intimacy in the blogging world. Because we blog with our hearts, we share our lives and deepest thoughts.

          Here's to a fruitful year of blogging, and no quitting even if boredom and writer's block strike!