Sunday, May 15, 2011

You may call it narcissism if you'd like. But it's not.

This blog is probably my longest existing online 'thing' (aside from my Yahoo e-mail address). I like trying anything new online. I remember convincing my med school classmates to make their own Friendster accounts so that I'd have friends the first time it came out. When everyone had one, I deleted mine. I also remember creating a Multiply account for sharing of pictures and blogs. But that too didn't last when almost everyone I knew had one. Just a few months ago, I deleted my Facebook account because I got too fed up reading the news feed. I created a new one, but just for updates from family and friends.

I just realized then that my blog survived the 'delete' button because unlike everyone else, no one can create my posts, much less, immortalize my thoughts in here. In this page, I am the boss of me.

I blog to immortalize my thoughts. So that one day, when I re-read my posts, I'd have a reason to laugh and as a bonus, looking back would be more vivid. Sometimes I read to share my journey so that others may learn, if they want to. This was evident during my DTTB (Doctor to the Barrios) experience. But that only comes second to immortalizing my thoughts. I also blog to vent out, share amazing discoveries or tips or just create random thoughts.

But I know I will continue blogging mainly for myself. No, not to brag or bombard the readers with me-posts. But just to extend the life of my thoughts and experiences, hopefully, as long as the web lasts. It's always a bonus when someone picks up something from my entries or they get inspired. That's the icing on my cake.

This is my entry for the The Blog Rounds.

10 comments:

AnaKaT said...

Immortality through blogging...we really are on the same wavelength!

taongstik said...

hi doc, im back in the blogosphere. you don't probably remember me but i was once reading your blog. (linapuhan: if that rings a bell) hehe. nakita ko lang uli ang blog mo by google-ing your entry sa youngblood. Ako rin, i had my share of making and deleting blogs. i don't know why i keep on doing that. hahaha. ngayon, balik uli sa pagbabablog, at ikaw ang una kong naisip na hanapin. buti na lang nagbablog ka pa. keep on writing. :)

MerryCherry, MD said...

Kat, oo nga. Friends talaga tayo.
Linapuhan, of course i remember you. Will visit yout blog soon.

Bonedoc said...

This is my epitome of "personal but not too private" post. Share your sentiments with facebook's wall invasion...

I'm still collecting energy to finally put that delete button too...

Ligaya said...

"I know I will continue blogging mainly for myself. No, not to brag or bombard the readers with me-posts. But just to extend the life of my thoughts and experiences..."

Agree! And it really is a good feeling, knowing that our words and thoughts will be here to stay, long after we're gone. Parang pointless naman kasi, if we live and leave nothing behind. ^_^

MerryCherry, MD said...

Doc Remo, there's no more delete button in FB. It's only deactivate. At least its not as permanent as delete. :)

Ligaya, let's hope blogspot outlives us :)

the philippine daily idiot said...

"I know I will continue blogging mainly for myself. No, not to brag or bombard the readers with me-posts. But just to extend the life of my thoughts and experiences..." -- i am returning to that original virtue: the solitude of blogging. I got exhausted by the rapid back-and-forth of online conversations using my alter ego :)

the philippine daily idiot said...

immortality!

oh and the alien thing on my blog. hehehe

MerryCherry, MD said...

To immortality! Sound like Buzz, to infinity nga lang :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Merry Cherry! What happened in 2013? I miss your posts :)