I don’t keep my blog site a secret. Though, I don’t overly publicize it as well.
But looking at the visitor and viewer stats, I figured that readers of my blog are very few… and mostly from countries other than mine.
So I was a little shocked to know that my mother has known of my blog, as per my sister. And I immediately told her to NOT read my blog (with a “please” of course).
Not that I have something to hide from her or that I’m feeling like a bratty/rebel teen asking for her privacy (because let’s face it, what’s the point of blogging about something if you don’t want others to read it, right?). But because of two reasons:
1. She will think I’m losing my mind.
I hoped that my blog would be an outlet to rant and release all stresses and unnecessary complaints of everyday reality. So I’m afraid my mother will think I’m starting to lose my sanity and will ask me to move back home or let me see a shrink or something. I just don’t want her to worry.
I once posted a very emo Facebook status and guess what? She called me up and told me not to be so negative. blah blah blah. And I told her, “Ma, relax. I’m fine. Uso lang ang emo sa social networking sites. (Being emo on social networking sites is a thing.)”. After that incident, I created a Twitter account.
2. It’s EMBARRASSING!
Okay. Not only will my mother get to know all my mind grimes, she also gets to check my writing and grammar! I know I’m not the greatest writer in the world (She’s not either. HA!) but still… I can’t forget the day she read a draft essay I wrote back in college. And I got only two words from her: “So elementary!”. Talking about crushing the confidence of your child. HAHA. But she was right. Still… I may have cared 6 or 7 years ago… Now? Eh. So what!
Unfortunately, she’s already seen and read my posts. So, ma, if you’re reading this: “Peace! I miss you and I love you. Thanks for dropping by! Kisses. ;)”
**This post is in response to Daily Prompt: Keep Out.
I’ve been failing to catch up on Daily Prompts.
I don’t know if it’s the topics… or my laziness… or both.
I’m a roller coaster of emotions lately.
Swinging from one mood to another.
Okay. This is not something new.
I am a roller coaster of emotions ALL THE TIME.
And being away from my family and closest friends is driving my sanity one block away from cuckoo-ville.
Wait a minute.
Shouldn’t I be already used to this? Being alone?
I am. I totally am.
It’s just that there’s so many changes in my life lately that my being alone right now is kinda adding to the “losing it” drama. Or maybe this is just PMS. I don’t know.
I’ve also missed last week’s Photo Challenge…
I’m just not the type of person that usually takes (or remembers to take) photos in general.
But I promise to make up for that. I just have to remember to take a picture every hour for a day!
I can do this.
I just wish I can turn down the emo a notch.
Daily Prompt: All About Me
Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.
I created this new blog to start fresh this 2013.
My previous blog reeks of my old life in my previous job.
Before, I used writing as a way of de-stressing.
Getting all the angst and frustrations out of my system
— dreaming and planning for something better.
So I rarely had posts written when I was feeling positive (except the ones by Post a Day 2011).
Then, 2012 became a year of many firsts and changes that made me stop writing.
(See Mixed Rice and Soda)
For 2013, I decided to go back to blogging.
Not because I need to vent repressed feelings again but because I missed writing.
I’m not really good at it so I want to practice.
Plus, I missed being inspired by The Daily Post.
Anyway, as to the reasons for naming this new blog, they’re really very simple:
- Drama Queen equals me because I AM a drama queen. Or at least, most people I know say I am– always having overly emotional reactions to things. (See About Me)
- Under the Sun because I now work “under the sun”.
Hence, Drama Queen Under the Sun!
Shallow, I know.
But it works, right? 😛
I just realized.
I write but I never read other blogs.
I follow few bloggers.
This must change.
Any suggestions of what good blogs to read/follow?