Monday, January 19, 2009

Finally, THE Day Has Come!

I've been blogging for a little more than 7 years and I can dare say that THIS is DEFINATELY the BEST thing that ever happened to me in my life as a blogger! I'm SO honoured, proud and excited to announce to you that the Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is born!

The first half of my blogging life was just me, myself, and me, so much so that nothing else matters. After I have the privilege of being 2-6 months away from death's gate, my perpectives changed. It was no longer about just ME, it was about how I can contribute to the society and make myself useful as God would want me too. I made use of my blog to get "out there" so people would know that there is this cancer survivor out there who can help. As I did so, I got more involved in the blogging scene (not that I'm a blogger with celebrity status already), got to connect with bloggers who are now friends and also questioned myself as to how I can contribute to the local blogging scene.

Few months back, I had the privilege of meeting like-minded bloggers who initiated the start of an Association to contribute to the local blogosphere and thus decided to hop onboard. One of the main reasons I decided to do so is because I feel that the local blogging scene is not very united, in Mandarin, I would put it as 一盘散沙. And I hope with the Association, we can make things better and forward the positive development of the local social media scene.

I do not have to be a "somebody" to help contribute nor do I have big aspirations to be that "somebody" leading everyone else. I just want to play my part and help make the local blogosphere better. I'm sick and tired of the flame (blog) wars and irresponsible blogging antics. Though one might say, what's news/publicity without all these, but as Sandra Bullock once said, "world peace". Amen to that!

I'm IN. So are they:
DaintyFlair
DK aka Darryl Kang
EastCoastLife
Mr Endoh
Nicole
Paddy
Xinyun
Xtralicious
Wilfrid
How about you? Do you want to do your part? Check out at our temporary home at http://associationofbloggers.wordpress.com/

5 comments:

Ed said...

*a pat on your back*

Thank you for being here.

EastCoastLife said...

Thanks for coming aboard and helping the Association to move in the right direction.

Cheers to many more good news to come!

Jas aka paced said...

Ed, ECL, thanks!

Wilfrid said...

Amen. And God bless.

Together, I believe we can achieve the dream and hope that you have put forth.

And thank you for having me as your teammate!

PS. I born in the same zodiac sign as you!

Darkspore said...

Great stuff, I shall keep a lookout for more progress of the association. You have the guts and will to do what most people will shy away from.