Why do you blog?
This is a great question since I’ve also asked that to myself often. I may have missed blogging for a couple of days because of my so-called busyness still I look forward to visiting this site checking some new posts from other bloggers, reading news from WordPress.com news, and exploring myself in WordPress dashboard.
I must say I am enjoying every minute of my stay in WordPress since I get to learn many things which I never imagined the first time I tried blogging here almost two years ago. Blogging from Blogger to WordPress was a huge adjustment for me since I was used to a much easier layout. But since I heard lots of good things here in WordPress from way back then, I took a plunge and started blogging which also prompted me to participate in the Daily Post challenge thereby encouraging myself to post more often at the same practicing my English writing skills.
Then I took a break from blogging for several months and became preoccupied with pursuing other talents I am also passionate about. I exposed myself with improving my singing, dancing which led me to participate in a cheer dance competition and singing in front of a huge crowd in a conference in our community until I reconnected myself with WordPress blogging where I still find myself continuously learning and discovering new things. When I am able to post successfully for a day, that feeling of fulfillment gives me joy.
For the past several months, I’ve been used to seeing my blog with the old theme and I never thought I would come to a decision to change its look lately. I was in love with WordPress’ Selecta theme before since I found the featured photo appealing to me as it showed in my blog.
Until I tried to create a gallery blog post from my previous post, I was surprised to find out that the gallery photo did not show up! I searched on the web and to WordPress.com only to realize that Selecta theme only showed photos in single-image view. My heart got shaken since it meant I have to choose a new theme so that the gallery post photo I recently tried would appear as it should be.
Since I was also into thinking to change my blog theme, I took the opportunity to look for other themes which I think would best fit what I really wanted. The widgets I used must be somehow close to the old theme I used for my blog. It’s really a good thing there is a live view for every WordPress theme since that way I can see if the formatting especially the embedded photos would still look good. Other themes I tried looked like a disaster for me since most of the featured photos disappeared out of nowhere which I did not like.
And so I kept on looking for a suitable blog theme until I found this current theme which I also personally customized. It was definitely a good decision for me though since the new blog theme somehow lighted up the way I look at my blog right now. While revamping my blog I also noticed some changes in WordPress.com’s dashboard particularly under Appearance>>Menu which coincided to the recent news shared from Daily Post at WordPress.com about the improved Menus.
So my journey towards changing my blog theme also became a reflective thought for me as I look forward to more improvements into my life perspectives.
The photograph was taken with a punk style effect using our very own digital camera. This week’s writing challenge is all about abstraction and I am glad that I got a picture fitting for this week’s challenge. It’s good to know that an uploaded image via WordPress.com’s Media Library can be edited online. I tried using almost all the effects in my first tries such as cropping, flipping photos vertically and horizontally which I enjoyed since it is only now that I learned that there is an online photo editing tool on WordPress.com!
Regarding my newfound abstract photography skills, I chose to flip the above photo vertically on WordPress.com and then I realize that it did not drastically change at all. I can personally relate somehow because it seems to me that this one thing that I truly wanted to happen did happen but something just feels like I am feeling the same thing. It could be I may be looking for a missing piece in my life that I still wanted to fix but it would probably take time to catch up. I guess I need to overload my mind with so much gratefulness so I can see a much brighter morning every day!