I think what attracted me the most, is the opportunity to share thoughts, worries, memories, pictures and moments of joy with new people you don’t know you. Why share your life with strangers instead of friends? Because real life friends know you way to good to express their opinion objectively. I think most people show only one or a few facets at most of their life or personality on their blog, or at least that’s what I do. A real life friend knows you as the whole package with all your likes and dislikes but sometimes you want people to forget about certain sides of you and only share or let them see what you want.
Your real life friends know you the best!
An other and much more relevant factor that made me want to start a blog is to share passions I can’t share with my friends because they’re not as interested in it as I am! Of course I’m talking about Japan. After six months there I felt like an alien when I arrived back in Switzerland. Many things seemed so different from the country where I had lived and traveled for the last six months.
I love my home country, my family and my friends but it was weird to come back so Japanese and meet all the old circumstances again. The only one who can fully understand me in relation to Japan is Silvankun who has been there with me.
So you see, I’m so glad that I can share this passion for a foreign country with you guys. This applies not only for Japan but also for fashion, cooking and makeup.
I can go to concerts, get wasted and have a great time with my friends but when we cook and I start cutting off the roots and the head of every single soya sprout because I read in a Japanese cooking Manga called Oishinbo (美味しんぼ, lit. “The Gourmet“) that the sprouts taste a thousand times better like this I can’t expect too much sympathy from my friends. And that’s why I have a blog, to share all my tiny, curious obsessions with people who share the same or similar interests.
I feel like I’m writing an essay at school..
Anyway, the pricipal purpose of this entry was to share funny and intimate blogging experiences so here we go!
Although I’m not good at this I decided to compose my own questionary…
To read about my blogging habits and see more cute pictures, read on!
When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in December of 2010 because I had seen the lovely blog of Laurita and wanted to share things I couldn’t fully live out with my real life friends, with people who shared the same interests all around the world. Of course you can’t live out something on the internet with virtual friends the same way as you would in real life but it’s an option and not even as bad as some people may think.
About what do you write?
I like to write about curious and special things that are new to me or about things that I like since I can remember. Maybe also because I want to share my enthusiasm for certain things and possibly set other people on fire with it! The writing however is only one part of the whole, the other part are the pictures. I appreciate inspiring and crisp pictures and they’re an important element in this blog. Of course I try to keep everything as Japanese as possible because this is the side of me I want to share with you but here and there I can’t avoid telling you some things about my life in Switzerland.
How do you write?
As you all know, I write in English. I don’t want to write in German because I want my blog to be readable for as many people as possible. there are days where I have to think a lot to write a text and there are days where the words just keep flowing. Today the words just keep flowing and the word count already counts 753 words…
Isn’t this an adorable idea? Probably a bit small for me..
Where do you blog?
This is one of the questions I would love to ask all of you!! I blog on the couch and in or on my bed and I feel so quilty about it! I’m sure you’ve probably already seen pictures of cute desks where some bloggers apparently blog and I would love to be able to blog, sitting on a proper chair and with a lovely, tidy desk but unfortunately I have a laptop so I keep crawling back to the couch or the bed and can stay there for hours in every imaginable position but usually it looks something like this:
ok, this looks still pretty normal but on the couch it looks a lot worse..
When do you blog?
Since my classes mostly take place after 11 am, I can blog in the morning. I’m totally a morning person and I have no difficulties getting up early. Sometimes I can even wake up at 4 am and start to write or read blogs. It isn’t really nice for Silvankun and I think we should probably both get more sleep.. Are you disclipined enough to make sure that you at least get enough sleep? Because I’m obviously not. If I have the time, I like to blog as often as possible and I also do things I can write about but last month and also the coming months are pretty tough and I haven’t as much time as I had before. I think that writing regularly makes blogging easier because you become more practised so I would love to write only on certain “blogging days” but this requires a more or less normal lifestyle that I don’t have at the moment.
I love breakfast!
How long does it take you to write a post?
This depends a lot on the topic. If it’s an Obento post it takes about 30-40 min. but a post where I first have to do some research like the ones about Japanese Yokai can take several hours. I can spend a complete sunday in pijama curled up in a blanket while reading and writing. Usually I feel rather bad after such a day..
Cosy and lazy sundays..
All the pictures are from we❤it!
I’m really curious about your blogging habits! Since when have you been blogging and why? What do your friends think about it and do they even know?! Some of my friends know it and they’re pretty impressed but my family (or at least parts of it) isn’t really enthusiastic about it. Do you have a beautiful and tidy desk where you blog or do you blog somewhere else? Share your thoughts!
Here a tutorial if you want to start blogging yourself!
In case you didn’t get it, this is not to be taken too seriously but of course there’s a spark of truth in it.
So here she is, Audrey Hepburn