I can say for a fact that in life, we’ve all gone through experiences and events that have changed or shaped us in different ways. When I look back at one event that changed me, I would say it was my introduction to start blogging. I vividly remember how it happened. I was reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah” and I came across how the female protagonist in the book, opened a blog on WordPress to express her thoughts and opinions on racism as a Nigerian living in the U.S. I already knew about blogging and the platforms for it, but the book introduced me to WordPress where I discovered I could start for free.
After starting it officially last year, I wasn’t really growing the way I wanted to because I was busy in school. I started with no experience, no proper understanding on how to run a blog and no time to focus on it. But thanks to the unexpected lockdown situation last year, I was able to devote more time to it. I know the situation of last year wasn’t a nice one but the lockdown came with an advantage by giving me time for myself.
Apart from just growing the blog, I can say that I’ve grown and changed myself. The person I knew in August 2019, isn’t the person I am now. Not that I changed my character and attitude or that I was bad in a way but I became more enlightened thanks to it. I was finally able to express my thoughts through writing and I was able to talk about issues that mattered. I haven’t just gotten opportunities from it, but I’ve also made friends as well.
I’ve faced setbacks and disappointments along the way, but I’m only grateful for them. I know for a fact that if I didn’t go through those things, I won’t be who I am now. I believe that how we react to the different events in our life determines how we change, either negatively or positively. It’s not about what you’ve gone through or what you’re going through. It’s all about how you come out from it and how you change because of it. My introduction to blogging positively changed me and that is something to be grateful for.