Day 1: My Blogging Journey

My passion for writing started as a kid. My mother reminded me of how I told her that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Bizarre for a kid of 9, when we’re usually thinking of being doctors, lawyers and pilots. I wanted to be a writer. I look back and wonder if it was because my mom signed me up for a creative writer’s class for summer school. My 4th grade teacher Mr. Thom said something to my mom to the effect of, “She’s a great writer and has amazing creativity.” And off to summer school I went. To write. The entire summer. I loved it!! We even made ice cream at some point… yum!! I loved Mr. Thom, and to this day, he will always be my favourite teacher. He really did see something in me and nurtured it at such a young age.

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Young me… when the passion started. I’m the lanky-looking one!

The irony is, I did not become a professional writer. I became a doctor. I don’t know whether there was external pressure, or my heart was truly set on being a doctor (I practically forced my headmaster to change my class, so I could do sciences so… I guess I did know what I wanted). But here I am, and I do love it… I do wonder if it’s because we got to do a lot of writing too, just not creative writing!

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High school… try to pick me out!!!

My blogging journey started in 2011-2012, when I was getting married. I am really into writing lists, and putting my thoughts on paper; for me, if it’s not written down, it does not exist. So I started a blog,ย Le Zimbo Bride with a friend of mine, who became my bridesmaid. After my wedding, and life began to happen, and her wedding, that blog fell by the wayside. Spending hours on Pinterest, at wedding expos and watching Say Yes to the Dress didn’t ignite me the way it did when I was planning my wedding. So I just… stopped.

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Le Zimbo Bride… my first baby

5 years later, I started this blog. It combined my need to encapsulate things (according to quizzes, I have a male-wired brain), and my desire to have all the answers. It’s possibly a function of my control issues… I might as well use them for good! That will probably never go away, so I see myself doing this for the long haul.

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That’s me now, with the nerdy glasses, bomb twistout and incurable kimchi addiction.

I’ve only been writing as the Quarter Wife for 2 months, but I have learnt a few things about blogging that I hope will help you if you wanna start your blog:

Start anywhere!
I started with a wedding blog, and later realised it wasn’t my thing… but at least I started, and ignited a passion I thought I had left behind as a kid.

Start with a friend if you’re afraid to start alone.
I’ll always be grateful to Nyasha Adler for asking me to blog with her. It was so much fun, and we now have grown into our true passions (Nyasha now has a natural hair blog and salon, I am so proud of her!!)

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Some shameless advertising here… come and let’s have fun!! My friend/bridesmaid/blogging partner organised this!!

Connect with other bloggers
Thanks to the blogger group I’m in, I’m in a blogging challenge, and I have people to hold me accountable throughout. Thanks guys!!!

Invest
Time, money, whatever, be willing to invest a bit or a lot into your blog! It may be the next big blog, it may not, but let it be something you look at and say… “Yes! I did that!!”

Stay tuned tomorrow for my next blog post!

Until next time… Your Quarter Wife.


14 thoughts on “Day 1: My Blogging Journey

  1. Always lovely to stop by your blog! Wow, where did you live where they had writing school? I would have loved to go there as well.
    The twist out is winning, it’s a lovely look, wear it loud and proud ๐Ÿ™‚

    If there is one thing I have noticed when it comes to whatever you decide to do, if it’s important to you you will make it happen no matter what! Here’s to 30 Days of Blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. It took me a a bit to spot you in the high school pic…. but i did eventually. ha!
    I have always loved to write….. someone should have had me enrolled in a writing class, because I remember people always crowded to read my essays and the teacher would have to agree to let the composition be read out loud….. years later here I am….. You remember that coca cola advert where this son comes home from varsity and the dad asks hows medicine and he says i am doing Fine Arts now…….
    Sometimes lessons are not at the destination but at the journey itself …..
    Cheers
    ~B

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    1. Ha ha ha ha ha!! I thought you knew!!! Loved that advert… I wish UZ did majors and minors, I’d have minored in Creative Writing or something like that. Being an adult made me realise that wanting different paths or multiple paths is not wrong at all.

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  3. Le Zimbo bride ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ƒ you nailed it when you spoke of how after the wedding’s’ the desire to blog about weddings was no longer as exciting. I get a kick from doing on the day coordination though so maybe I must start blogging about that..

    Thank you for the push as well. I haven’t been consistent with blogging of late but nothing can kill the writer within. I love the quarter wife, it’s definitely a hit and it is also super diverse ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep at it

    P.S – Thanks for the shameless ad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Thank you so much sha… but hey, we gotta say, it helped us get through the planning phase!! You should go for it, and vlogging too!! It’s so much fun watching you. I’d love to see you at work!

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