Thursday, 25 September 2008
Starting My Blog
I'm basically not very well versed with the use of computers. I used it merely as a type writer - of course much convenient and faster than the conventional ribbon-fed type writers. In some aspects, I'm better-off than many of my friends. This is because my son is IT trained and I used to ask him to teach me a thing or two. Over the years, I have joined a number of poetry-writing and discussion groups in the internet. Some were free while some were not. In all of them, I never last more than a year as I became disillusioned and discouraged - maybe just because I carry an Asian name, my contributions were less read. Or may be as my name was not established, I couldn't attract the readers to my writings. In the end I became discouraged and disillusioned. A year ago, a friend, David Chin of NZ convinced me to join Multiply which I did. I'm still a member. I put all my poems and short stories in there. Just like the other sites, my readers were far and few. So I decided to copy and download some songs and musics into my site and I noticed there were more visitors to that section. To most of them, however, they were just fleeting shadows that come and go. There were no warm exchange of conversations. My multiply is rather cold and lonely. A couple of months ago David again tried to convince me to create a blog - create your own world. I was reluctant. Isn't multiply a blog? May be it is and just like the rest, I'm beginning to be discouraged and disillusioned too. David was persistent - he would make a good salesman! Yesterday I told him I'll give a try. And here I am with my blog "PGBWarrior". Malaysians will know what the "PGB" stands for. It is a coveted bravery award. Well, this is my first entry. I don't know really where to start. Should I start my story from 50 years ago? Or should I start with the recent happenings? Oh well! I shouldn't worry too much at this stage. Perhaps everything will fall into place as I go along. And as I go along, I hope to meet more friends here. So here's cheers to all of you who'll take the trouble to read my first entry. Thank you.