Why do I blog?
My blog is…
I have to admit. My entries have been boring and flat lately. I noticed that I post pretty much the same thing over and over again. For example, I wrote so much about how Kevin Correia stepped up his game and became an ace. If you are a consistent reader of this blog, I’m sure you are sick of this fact. My apologies.
I also have a confession to make. I sometimes feel so confident about my blog that I brag on Facebook and Twitter and linking my entries with words like, “Check out my epic entry that you do now want to miss.” or “My blog is full of win.” It’s kind of pathetic to post things like that when I see typos or grammar issues on some of my entries. I don’t have a lot of time to write which means I rush to get things done and mistakes are still there. I do like to say positive things about my blog so I can ignore the fact about being ashamed that I didn’t make it on top 100 last year. If you check out this entry, you can tell that I was extremely upset and close to quit blogging. Another reason why I was so upset was because there were non-updated blogs for months that reached on top 100 while I did my best to not miss a single month. That was last year and today is 2010. I am not top 100 and life goes on.
Anyway, that was kind of off topic. So the question is, “Why do I blog?” I have three reasons:
- I want to try something new for my blog every time.
- I want to share my passion of the Padres and baseball in general through this blog.
- I want to improve of what I have.
I want to try something new for my blog every time.
Honestly, I didn’t enjoy writing growing up. Through this blog, it helped me to gain a love of writing and I think it’s really amazing. When I want to write an entry, I do my best to try something creative and interesting to make my blog worth reading. I even write some notes on a piece of paper when something major or minor about baseball comes to my mind. This does help save my time as well because I don’t like sitting in front of the computer and stare the screen for 30 minutes to come up with something to write. Sometimes the writing process on a paper doesn’t take up a lot of time. It can just be few words in a bullet format. I’m going to continue doing this so I can get creative.
Also, there are tons of different styles of writing. I think my blog is something that you don’t see by simply clicking on a baseball website yet still readable. I honestly don’t want to write about game recaps because they are always available around the Web. When I started blogging, I did some game recaps but it didn’t work out as well as I thought it would be. Sometime in July or August last year I chose to write entries that were my own original ideas. I’m glad I chose this way for my blog.
I try to be professional as possible as well. No bad language, correct spelling, etc. I’m choosing to write this way so it can help me write better when it comes to writing essays for school. I can always change my writing style if my readers don’t seem to have interest. I blog because I want to and this is for my readers. Without my readers, this website will be pointless.
I want to share my passion of the Padres and baseball in general through this blog.
I love my Padres with a passion and have been following them since 2005. Writing, which became another passion of mine, is incorporated with the Padres which is always fun when I have time to blog. I am surrounded with family members and friends who are not fans of Padres nor baseball. But with this blog, I am free as a bird and can write about the Padres all I want. It makes me happy that there are die-hard Padres fans like me in this community who loves to talk about this team. I’m glad I met Kaybee and John through this blog and even met them in person. They are great fans and it’s a pleasure talking Padres with them.
My passion for the Padres and baseball will never die but rather grow everyday. I love talking Padres and I’m willing to do so all day if anyone asks me. It’s a privilage writing about my favorite team and sport. I don’t want to stop writing which is why my blog title has the word “perpetual”. Every time I write, the writing is for my readers. Good or bad feedback are welcomed anytime because it’s going to make my blog improve.
I want to improve of what I already have.
When I started blogging, I couldn’t touch the keyboard and stared into my computer for enormous amount of times. When I look back at my old entries, I have to cover my face because they are way too embarrassing. I think some entries didn’t even make sense and off topic. However, I didn’t give up. That rewarded me to reach the top blogs list at times. Also, I got positive feedback from the king of Padres blogging, the one and only Gaslamp Ball. Now that, is a tremendous honor. I think the improvement also led to spread my blog around famous and great Padres websites such as The Friarhood and RJ’s Fro.
If I improve, I get positive feedback. If I don’t, I remain in the same place and harder for me to get better. I know this may sound like that blogging is my life but it’s not. It’s just what I like and what I do. Some people think blogging is a waste of time and I disagree with them. It allows to express who you are because there are no right or wrong answers about blogging. As time goes on, a blog can definitely improve. Like my own. Starting off with two sentences to this is a huge improvement.
I’m not going to stop. I will continue writing and this blog will be a true definition of “Perpetual Padres Saga” for a long, long time. Sooner of later, I hope this website can reach the top 10. Actually, my goal is to be on top 10. It’s going to be a great honor, especially if I become the number one Padres blogger here in mlblogs. Being number one Padres blogger around the Web will be a very tough task but I can try. My blogging journey will be continued.