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"VOF Week 3: (Learning to Blog)."

When i read the assignment for this week i thought, wow, where do i begin? This is because i was just recently introduced to blogging through researching the internet and seeing peoples blogs on different issues. It is quite an interesting way to communicate and speak out your issues, it's like having an unknown counselor, where you share your feelings, views and someone out there, who you don't know and have never met, comments on your status or gives you advice according to how best they deal with the situation themselves. I'm still learning. I had an experience towards the end of last year whereby i was researching on a certain issue on Relief work and suddenly i find a blog of someone i know very well where she gives a very detailed account of how she experienced the loss of a close friend and all that she went through.....every little detail. It helped me understand her. When one gets into blogging, you expose your personal life to the world out there, you may not know who's reading your blog but someone is definitely reading it. This may be a positive or negative thing.

A major challenge i find with blogging is security. One really does not know who will read your blog, and this can be dangerous especially when a person with wrong intentions gets your information. This could be prevented by either not giving so much of your personal information, like mentioning names of places you're at or visit frequently and also avoiding information that will lead one to where you are, or by giving access to only those people who you know and not everybody. Other challenges i face especially now that I'm part of the World Pulse community is finding time to blog and give views on different issues. I find myself too busy with other urgent matter regarding my work and its quite challenging to play an active role, despite the fact that i enjoy writing and have access to internet for at least 12 hours a day. My work as an Administrative assistant keeps me on toes throughout and getting free time is not easy.

Time is of essence in blogging, one needs it to give helpful and clear information. It is not something that one does when you're in a hurry because you're writing for others to see. I try to find time at the end of every week to read blogs and don't always comment as i believe it is not necessary to say anything all the time, what i comment must make sense to my readers and must bring across the point clearly. I also avoid giving very personal information on the internet unless it is directed to an individual. Blogging may also be secured by giving access to only people that one invites to their blogs and not everybody, like in Face book.

Comments

sunita.basnet's picture

Challenges.....

Dear Terry,
In every step of our life we will face challenges but we need to accept it and keep continue our work. Blog has made our life easy but still there Are many challenges which we need to face. keep continue your work my friend. After some days you will be used to with your time.
With love and regards
Sunita

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Terry's picture

Stepping stone

Thank you Sunita, every challenge we face, is sort of a stepping stone to a better place. In the process somehow, we're learning. I'm still learning to blog, but at times i'm afraid i might say too much and put myself in problems that i may not know how to come out of, but God is faithful. Thank you for your encouragement. I will keep on doing what i do and believe that someone somewhere, is blessed when they read!

Warm regards.

Terry

Terry Shiundu

Brige's picture

VOF posting- Week 3

Thank you Terry for your post which I found very clear and personal. Time is indeed always to be managed and it is a challenge to be active in one's job and dedicate oneself to our passions and other action at the same time. I guess there is some balance to find...I am sure you'll be able to perform what you really want to do. Good Luck, Brigitte

Rachelle_W's picture

VOF Week 3

Very interesting post. I think we can all relate to not having enough hours in the day...that's the same all around the world. Good luck with your blogging and VOF.

Best regards,

Rachelle

Terry's picture

Time Factor

Thank you Brigitte and Rachelle. Time is a major factor for me, which i'm still trying to work around. Somehow, we will manage. I'm sure i am not the only one who feels there are too few hours in a day and so much to be done. The beginning is always difficult, but i guess once i get used to blogging, it might get easier. Time will tell!

Thanks.
TS

Terry Shiundu

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