Exactly one year ago to this date, I started this blog and put up my first post.
Since then, I have somehow managed to put up posts about being Asian Australian, multiculturalism or cultural norms every Thursday. And people far and wide around the world are reading and commenting on what I post.
I never expected this. This whole activity of blogging and the blog itself feels very surreal to me. It is also precisely this experience that has made me a stronger person on several fronts and is the reason why I feel so lost in terms of what I want to do in life.
I started this blog because it hit me how much I enjoyed stringing together theory and weaving together words. So I decided to start the blog, writing about what I believed in – a world with people from different backgrounds where difference is the norm.
Putting out a post each week is not my favourite part of blogging. Apart from reading and commenting on other blogs, it is actually responding to you: your comments, be they agreeing or disagreeing with what I have to say, and seeing people commenting on others’ comments below my posts. This is what I love doing – sharing ideas and connecting people regardless of race through alphabetical scrawlings.
There is the question: Where do I want to go with writing? What lies ahead in the road for me as a multicultural blogger? The more I write – finalising posts, taking photographs, designing the layout for the blog – the more I realise writing stories is not just a hobby, but a passion of mine.
In a sense, the blog has come to define who I am. When Icatch up with friends, they always ask about it. Speaking at Kurunjang Secondary College a couple of months ago made me realise that some people take my blog seriously. On an interesting note, in the middle of this year, I had a dream: two people came up to me in the city and said “Hi”, recognising me as “that famous blogger”.
Thank you for your support.