Blogging is something I had always done, ever since I was younger. However, back then it was really personal. I was writing and posting online, but it never really was intended for reading by anyone other than me. It was just a way for me to let my feelings out. This blog is the complete opposite of that. It was the first time where people could actually be reading my writing. When I first started this blog, I was terrified of that. The fact that anybody out there could read what I wrote, and that people actually would be reading it, was so weird to me. Another difference is that this blog has a theme, a purpose to it. All of my past blogs were more like random ramblings from a teenage girl that didn’t quite make any sense.
I think that this kind of blogging, posting with a specific audience in mind, helped me improve my writing so much more. Knowing that other people would be reading my writing made me more careful and more meticulous. No longer was I posting without reading through.
I also appreciate how this blog has really helped me gather my thoughts. Sometimes I get so caught up in my science world and lock myself away that the happenings of my daily life get kind of jumbled in my head. It’s a nice break from the pre-med madness to take an hour or so to sit, write, and reflect. I definitely need a lot more of that in my life. 🙂