Revitalizing One Another–That’s What Blogging is About

Happy feast of the Assumption to anyone who cares! 🙂

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Today I want to talk about something that has recently been very important to me.  I’ve been going through a difficult time lately, discerning what I should do with my life as I head off to college.  The major I picked for myself (mechanical engineering) has been seeming less and less appealing to me, and I’m not sure what other field I should go into that would provide me with a steady job.

Lots of other people are going through difficult times too; perhaps even more difficult times than myself.  It’s the world we live in.  Life is a struggle, living isn’t cheap, and the world can be heartless.

It’s in these moments that we need encouragement from other people; we need inspiration; we need strength and comfort, reassurance and love.

Thanks to the goodness of God and the graciousness of others, I have received that.

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My friends, this is what blogging is all about.

I’ve said it plenty of times before and I’ll say it again: blogging is about COMMUNITY.

If you want your blog to be successful, if you want to have a successful blogging experience, work to build a community.  There is nothing else more valuable on WordPress than finding and establishing a community of people around yourself who like the same things as you, help you, critique you, and support you.

It’s empowering to know that someone you’ve never met cares about you.  Maybe they don’t really “CARE” about you.  After all, we are just random people across the world, meeting and talking on the internet.  But there are still generous souls on WordPress who care enough to say something, to encourage you, to listen to you, etc.

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This is what blogging is all about.  The vast world of the internet needn’t be a land of strangers (although you SHOULD be careful).  You can find so much here; you can prosper here.

The first piece of advice I will give you is that you must first become a part of what you hope to obtain.  You must first become a member of a community before you expect to be received by it.  That’s where you start.  That’s how this all begins.

What happens after that is up to you.  What you make of it is your choice.

To any new bloggers welcome.  I hope you find a community here.


As always, What do you think?

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19 thoughts on “Revitalizing One Another–That’s What Blogging is About”

  1. Good luck in your college endeavors! I hope that ultimately, you choose a field of interest and excitement to you instead of the one you think will earn you money. Let your passion be the guide, and the jobs and finances will follow (maybe not right as soon as you graduate, but soon after). 🙂

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    1. Aw well thank you. That’s the plan. I really hope my passions will not only lead to my happiness, but also the prosperity that every individual needs nowadays. Thank you so much for your encouragement and for being a part of the wonderful community that I was speaking of!

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    1. That’s good advice, but throw God into the whole mix, and it becomes impossible for me to imagine where I’d “like to be”. My life isn’t about what I want, it’s about what God wants…which is ultimately what I REALLY want.
      In short, it’s not that simple 🙂

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  2. I agree with this post! Blogging is about community – I didn’t realise that when I first started my blog, but it was a good thing I decided to involve myself with others. 😀

    Also, sorry to hear you’re not enjoying mechanical engineering; if your heart isn’t in it, it’s hard to keep going. 🙁
    I had the same issue with college (no idea what to major in), though I was lucky enough to take IT and then find out I actually like programming. 🙂

    If you’re looking into other fields, maybe you’d like to try IT? I’d say working in IT line is a pretty steady (office) job. 🙂

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    1. I’m going to try it. I’m here now and I’m liking what I’m seeing, so I’m feeling a bit more comfortable.
      Thanks for your encouragement, it means a lot! 🙂 What did you end up doing in college?

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      1. I did IT, specifically Information Systems Engineering, which is kind of like Computer Science that is geared towards programming information systems in businesses, usually for a business’ internal use rather than for consumers. 🙂

        There was a time I wished I took Computer Science instead; both courses have a lot of overlapping subjects, though Computer Science was more generalised and had interesting subjects like multimedia and artificial intelligence! Too bad my college (or colleges here in general) is pretty rigid and doesn’t allow switching courses that easily. Oh well, no point worrying over spilt tea, especially when it was so long ago. 😛

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      2. I’d say I’m satisfied enough! I’m not sure about where you live, but where I am, a degree is mostly used to secure the first job (and maybe the second), and after that previous work experience and skills affect employer’s hiring decision more than the degree. I may have started off with an IT-related first job (tech support for an internal business application), though after that I went into non-IT roles like project administrator and business analyst in a project management team (but still at an IT company). 🙂

        Then again, I have a not-so-common view; I view work as work, and anything that I have to do for a living becomes work (even if it’s something I enjoy). I don’t know what I want out of my career aside from stability and a salary, so I usually take a job that I’m good enough at and like enough to do a daily grind, and then spend my passion and enthusiasm on my hobbies. Based on my bosses’ feedbacks, I seem to be doing a pretty good job. 😛

        I hope that helps! I think college is a good time for you to try out all the funky subjects you may be interested in (I’ve always wanted to try taking a writing course or even a psychology course for fun, plus the latter helps with story character development!), so test away! 😀

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      3. Well I’m glad that you’ve figured stuff out. I get what you’re saying about how, down the road, it’s really just experience that matters to an employer.

        I understand you’re view, but, no offense, I hope that I don’t ever feel the same way. My goal is to get a job that involves helping people and therefore doesn’t always feel like work, and more like a vocation!

        And yeah, I’m definitely going to be testing the waters. I’m looking forward to it. And psychology does sound good for character development 😉

        Thanks for all the advice, it really means a lot!

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      4. You’re welcome! No offence taken; I mentioned my paths and feelings so that you can evaluate on your own whether or not you want to do it that way. Just because I did that doesn’t mean you have to too, and I think it’s great that you have a goal of helping people! You’re already an inspiration, being in college. 😀

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