VOF Week 3: (Analyzing Challenges to Overcome).
Blogging has been a popular place to share personal opinions or thoughts. Before using the internet I did not know about it. While I was searching about some social issues of Bangladesh for presentation in my grammar class, I saw a page about some social issue called bangla blog. I started to read the page and gradually my interest was rising to know about it. It was a blog where I could write in bangla. I wanted to comment there but when I wanted to be member it was require providing my phone number which blocked me to think again. After that I decided to not open any blog. That was the first idea about blogging.
After that I talked about it with my friends and I have known that many of my friends do not know about it. Some of them say it is wasting of time; some are not interested about it, some of them are afraid to share thoughts because in some places in Bangladesh treat using internet is a bad habit. Access of internet use is the common challenge for us. Then I talked to my father about it and he also does not know very much about it. He encouraged me to use it.
As I was thinking about it our university has a capacity building class named blog shop. I applied there but I was not chosen but my curiosity leaded me to read about my friend’s blogs. I know how to open a blog but enough time, effort, much knowledge are some challenges to have a blog. Though sometimes I wanted to open but when I was thinking about writings articles and what to write I gave up it.
I think knowledge about using internet and blog is the most important issue to overcome the challenges. To know about the importance is another solution. If I was aware about the using I would not stopped myself to comment in that blog. For my personal challenges I think encouragement is the most important point to overcome my shyness and fear to open a blog. If I had a group of friends who were interested in blogging, I would have courage’s to open it. Critical thinking is essential to share important issues which can be solution of finding articles.
In future I will not have many challenges because now I know how to raise my voice now I have more encouragement than past my friends are also becoming aware about their rights. I hope effective using of the benefits of blogging will increase help women to overcome other challenges in society as well as in personal life.