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Writing Without Tears

Posted by frankahilario on f April 2007

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‘How I Shot Myself On The Foot’ by Frank A Hilario

‘Tis Better To Have Blogged And Lost

Than Never To Have Blogged At All!

She is a blogger blogged. 05 April 2007: Mae Lynn L Paulino, you who are engaged to Johnny Depp and who had a fling with Hugh Jackman, I’m reading your 29 March blog about ‘The Stress That PBA Brought’, referring to the The 1st Philippine Blog Awards. I can hear your heart break, you who are ‘so fed up in reading how undeserving’ you are being nominated as one of the finalists in the Personal Blog category. Shari Cruz as Misteryosa won and you lost; if you ask me, it’s okay; in being nominated, you were a winner already. You can’t win them all.

You say of your very own The Last Leaf Designs and Chronicles: ‘This site is full of crappy and stupid posts which (are) important to me, which (enable) me to take out the stress, sadness, loneliness, anger or whatever negative feeling I have.’ Precisely! Crappy and stupid my posts may be, I blog what is important to me. Another way of putting that is this: I blog, therefore I am. Blogging is personal above everything else. That’s the first reason for blogging. That’s why I believe blogging is the best thing that ever happened to writing – it became really personal, and almost no holds barred. You can show your best foot forward, or you can hide it. Me, I simply borrow my daughter’s Sony DSC-S60 Cybershot, shoot myself on the foot, and brag about it.

My grammar & spelling are now impersonally taken care of – I just have to remember to use a word processor like Microsoft Word, or Google Docs. And since publishing a blog is almost no sweat, and no censor or reviewer can stop the process, I believe blogging is the best thing that ever happened to publishing. You become your own best, or worst, critic. I, Writer have become my own publisher – that is the miracle that blogging wrought. You of little faith! Why do you look for a miracle outside of your own blogging?

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One Response to “Writing Without Tears”

  1. Mae said

    I do not want to win actually… 😛 I would have wanted to back out already… it’s just that sometimes people, if I may say so, can be so… rude. What’s wrong with blogging, don’t get me wrong, I love everything about blogging, is that people tend to forget is that behind that blog, behind that website, is a person… with feelings…. who also get hurt. I’m all for being vocal but, you know… we can be vocal without resulting to insulting the other person who like all of us has pride, feelings that may be trampled upon.

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