Jul 17, 2012

Blogging and Hashtags

I noticed my blog posts lately were mostly about food, school, kids, and travel. Not that I don't have anything to write about. Perhaps because I'm on sabbatical, my world these days mainly revolve around these.

Rewind to 2002, my posts were more verbose or long-winded then, very much like how one would normally write on a pretty diary with a scented pen during the 80s. I remember a dear friend, Geri (short for Geraldine) who gifted me with a pink hardbound journal and jokingly demanded that I write about our teenage adventures in 1985! Geez, I still have it! In my online journal, I blogged whatever came to mind - milestones, joy, excitement, funny or embarassing moments, nonsense, and of course, drama, no holds barred.

I took pride in being self-taught in customizing the look of my blog using html codes and plugins. Those were the days, the early blogging era before the term "social media" became a byword. Now there is wordpress slider among many tools to enrich content. I'm sure wordpress users are more in the know re Slider information. Sadly, I miss reading those who used to be prolific bloggers. Since facebook and twitter came along, blogging has taken a back seat. I hope not for good. These days, social media has become so prevalent and convenient we update our status with photos, cryptic and/or abbreviated sentences. And the expression of our thoughts is reduced to mere 140 characters and hashtags. :)

Our family 5 months ago...
one of the early photos taken by Junnie which I posted in my old blog, circa 2004, 2 months after I gave birth to Jake

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