Here are a few words I wrote last year to bring in the New Year, and they still very much apply today. I wish you all a prosperous, healthy, and happy 2015.
“As I continued to blog, the whole concept began re-morphing in my mind. Blogging isn’t about reaching out to the world, blogging is about reaching into yourself and letting your passions come out.
I have a few passions in life. I love writing. I love language learning and culture. I love Asia. I love food. I love history. I love live theater. I love life.
So this blog has become my writing oasis just to jot down whatever pops in my head. I love it when readers tune in and enjoy a post, but I no longer just blog to build my pretentious writer’s platform. I no longer blog hoping a stuffy literary agent will discover me. I blog for myself. Blogging is a really cool thing (how’s that for non-literary language)! It’s a place to be real, to have fun, to write about items that interest me, and (yes) to promote.”