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How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging for a while now. I never thought I would last that long. But I did. I guess when this kind of bug hits you, it doesn’t go away that quickly.
What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?
She was my inspiration. I started a blog to impress her. Unfortunately, I failed. Looking back, I wonder if we both got lucky as a result. The blog survives transcending into a memoir of sorts.
I had a teacher, a Franciscan nun, who helped me discover the beauty of the English language. She thought I could have a future in journalism or priesthood. I ended up writing code for a living instead.
Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?
Nope. My soul isn’t for sale.
Tell me 3 things you LOVE about being online.
1. i love search engines like google. they make life much easier. if i’m working on a project, i can get the resources i need online. i don’t have to go through thick technical manuals for answers anymore.
2. I love the possibilities that it provides for meeting people. The internet is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. You don’t always know what you’re gonna get. But that’s what life is all about, isn’t it?
3. I love the ability to shop right at your desk. It’s good for the environment. It saves gas and the hassle of finding a parking space at the mall.
Tell me 3 things you STRUGGLE within the online world.
1. The internet marks the end of privacy as our forebears knew it. It’s amazing how much data I can find about myself on the internet. It includes information about my social security number, driver license number, address history, current phone and address, relatives, neighbors, love life or lack of it, criminal records if any, etc. If you ask me, it’s like living in a glass house. Well, I guess it’s only appropriate. As our forests get denuded at an alarming rate and lumber becomes scarce, sand will remain plentiful to make glass.
2. Spammers, phishers, virus creators and their ilk. They serve no purpose but clog the networks and make getting online more complicated than it should be. They can be considered electronic waste. Sad to say, they can’t be recycled.
3. The virtual world that it presents. Sometimes, it looks so real you forget it’s all fantasy. It doesn’t hurt to do a reality check. Once in a while, you need to take a break. Have your hot ramen and go out for a walk in the park.