Friday, August 13, 2010


"Amelia Earhart: Do you know why I became a pilot?

Larry Daley: I have no idea.

Amelia Earhart: For the fun of it. Why else would anyone do anything? "

             -from the movie "Midnight at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" 

I just watched this movie several weeks ago on cable and this lines struck me so much. 

For the fun of it. Why else would anyone do anything? 

It made me think of how my blogging has been going on since I started it. 

Couple of years ago, we used to own an internet cafe and all I did was online gaming, watch videos on youtube, friendster and yahoo messenger. Though I've already heard of other people earning online through having their own website. I never had the motivation to learn it. I have so much time then. Im single, no kids, no boss, no pressure, no rush...

Fast forward, maybe I got bored somehow, maybe I got pressured by the fact that I am now married, with two kids, with no work, and with a very blurry future plans.

But theres only one thing that I managed to challenge myself and make sure to make something out of it - Blogging.

It was only December 2009 that I first started blogging. But since I was new to this thing, I was never satisfied with my blogs that I don't even know what to blog about. I've started a few blogs and then deleted them afterwards. 

My first reason why I want to blog is to earn online. I heard about how some people earn through advertisements and PTC sites. I've also learned lots of affiliate programs that would really generate an income if you give your attention to it.

I started Pinay Mom Journal March2010. I aim to share my everyday life as a newbie blogger, mother, housewife and an entrepreneur. Sometimes I have so much energy to blog that I could fill up a whole month of scheduled post for this blog. But there are also times that I feel so lazy to write but just read others blogs. 

It is only recently that I started to put on shoutmix on my blog and appreciated people who leave messages for me. I learned to leave messages also and so as commenting on blog posts. I do comments on facebook photos and statuses though. But it is only now that I realize the importance of interacting with your readers/visitors. 

Blog hopping really worked for me to realize this all. I learned a lot and I aim to learn some more about blogging through it. 

It is indeed fun and I do this blogging thing for the fun of it, why else would anyone do anything. Right?

Happy Weekends!



zh3en22 said...

I created my blog for me to be able to join contest and giveaways from the blogosphere, i didnt know the fun and excitement of blogging before, all i know is that i will earn money from it and can help mw win something.

josie said...

Haha same here, I don't even know the word blogging, but my niece whose already earning online thought me how, so as it is, I'm also earning now and enjoying my blogging hobby