For those of you who have been keeping track with what I wrote before, you might already know what I mean by noodle posts. For those of you who don’t, well…this is where I explain it all. Recently, there has been an upsurge of blogs all over. Where I’m from, it has been quite noticeable.
Of course, what is so noticeable about these blogs is that there have one thing in common. They are not just new blogs. They are blogs that talk about what they did during the day. They are the blogs that tell you exactly what they had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That’s right. They are what I call the “noodle” posts…
And it might be a bigger problem than expected.
It’s understandable that new bloggers, appealed by the comercialised call of blogging would want to start blogging. It’s understandable and it is really…not a bad thing. Then again, like all things that have a beginning, personal blogging requires a sense of growth in your post. Everyone, even me has had the so called “noodle” posts, but after a while…you do tend to outgrow it, because if there is one question that every blogger has to ask themselves is this.
Why should I keep blogging?
I find that noodle posts do not answer this question. No, think about it, would you want to spend the next 5 years or 1 year, or even 6 months writing every single physical detail about your day? You can’t even do that in pen written diaries much less something you do online, because no matter how much you do it, it fails to put into perspective what personal blogging is about.
Why should you keep blogging?
That’s what seperates seasoned bloggers and fad bloggers. Seasoned bloggers, for whatever reason they have or care to admit, will still have a reason to keep blogging. Their thoughts, their opinions are as varied as the days they post it on. Whether they understand it or not, blogging for those of us who have blogged for a long time isn’t about writing for the sake of writing. It’s about writing to express yourself. It’s about the freedom to express and record whatever you want on your blog.
There is no freedom in writing because your friends are doing it. There is no freedom in writing something because you think your life today is confined to what you ate for lunch. There is no freedom when you don’t realise that the whole point of blogging is about freedom.
Blogs without the freedom to express always choke themselves out of the blogosphere.
If you’re a new blogger or you realise you have been writing noodle posts all this time, do what all of us have done, go out there, read, comment, learn, grow. The main reason I hear from my friends about blogging is that they can’t write.
Yes and a baby can’t walk at first too.
In the end it’s about reaching out. It doesn’t matter whether you can’t write as well as some other people out there. Styles and forms come eventually and they will come the more you write and the deeper you interact with your closest blogosphere. It matters that you start writing, you start expressing yourself. It matters that you put behind the limitations of noodle posts for freedom that is only confined to your imagination and creativity.
Don’t make the sin of continuing the noodle posts. Write, read and grow. You’ll be happier fufilled when you reach that end. That much I can promise you.