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To Write or Not to Write

Writing random things is harder than I thought. I think I just not able to really let go yet. I still want it to be “good”, while I don’t put enough time and energy to focus on this blog everyday. And so that is how this blog is left without update for more than a month.

I have to say that this is not the only place I find it hard to write. I think my writing muscle is getting weak. There is no cure to it except to write more on daily basis.

Like they said, if you want to be a writer, the most important thing you need to do is write, write, write. Than of course as the fuel to it you need to read, read, read. Read books and whatever outside books. It just like an athlete needs to keep practicing and eating healthy food.

It needs effort and commitment (to write, to do anything that last). I’ve been failing it for so many times, I know. But, hey, i write today. Let’s start from there (I think I should change the blog name into “Starting Over”).

Whatever. The question for me now is: To write or not to write.

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Why English?

I’m an Indonesian.  English is not my first language and my capability of using it is still so far from perfect.  So why do I use English to write my blog instead of my own national language, Bahasa Indonesia? Here are the reasons:

1.      It’s an international language.

So, instead of blogging nationally, I get to do it internationally. That means, I can reach wider scope, share and discuss things with a lot more people.

2.      It opens more possibilities.

There’re not many advertisers or affiliate products that are available for websites (including blogs) in Bahasa Indonesia.  In that case, if one day I wanted to monetize my blog, put some advertising, do affiliate marketing, or stuff like that, I would have more options by using English in my blog.

3.      It’s a nice way to improve my English.

Practice, practice, practice.  That’s how you get better in doing things.  Writing a blog is helping me to practice my writing skill.  By using English, I practice my English skill as well.  My English is far from perfect. It’s actually means more reason to use it more.  That way I can learn how to use it better.

I wont say it would be easy.  In English, expressing myself sometimes is not as easy as if I did it in Bahasa Indonesia. My vocabulary is still very limited.  Not to mention the necessity to check on grammar and spelling.  But it would be worth it.

Despite of all those reasons, Bahasa Indonesia is still an inseparable part of me and in some point, for some cases, I do feel that I need to express myself in it.  That’s why in some of my future posts, I might using Bahasa Indonesia instead of English.

Well, whatever language I use, it might not be perfect, but I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it :)