Aspirations and Inspirations : 5 things that made me write.
Author: slick master
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog about my personal experience since mostly I dig things about anything else happening and my opinion about it. Before anything else, I would just like to share this. I have been writing for more than 2-and-a-half years as an amateur writer-blogger. And this hobby I had somehow turn out to be a major part of my life.
I got a chance to be part of the sports writing contest of the Philippine Basketball Association in 2010, first of my few breaks in the last 3 semesters of my college life.
Another thing, the concept my group had in my school project which was a major advertising event turned out to be good as we won some few copywriting awards. Forget the rank of being the second runner-up, at least we had just proved out to be the best, and I was one of the copywriters of my group then; and it’s been a year and still remembers everything how I brought home one of the trophies we had garnered. Damn good!
On the virtual side, I have been writing some few blog entries and passed it out to some few people thru my social networking accounts. I may not have a feedback thru my blog site itself (like this one you are reading) but things turned out to be good even for a while when few people appreciated my posts.
At a fan page which tackles about the good old school days of Philippine radio, I shared this blog entry of mine which tackles about whatever happened to those good radio stations I personally listened to. Good thing it fitted out, though they revised some errors of it a bit later. I would like to thank them by the way.
And lastly, I posted the blog at an online community site and I have received some good feedbacks on it. It’s about a current issue on art versus religion then.
I personally want to take this hobby as a living though the hardest part is you have to fight on what to deal with; either practically, or doing the thing that you love.
Now, for the five things that made me inspire to write. (that was a long intro, huh?)
Everyday reality. From thanking God that you are alive to talking to your loved one and to even you playmate in basketball to whatever chores you had done to the places where you are into. It’s everything that I have been seen, heard and personally witnessed. Everything that is worth seeing.
News articles. From print to broadcast to electronic media; everything that is somehow, hot and not or whatever that is worth seeking attention to the public. If it’s worth it then I’ll write it.
Experience and opinion. Of course, if I read those ones, if I noticed everything and I personally felt that, it was a big factor for me to influence what I write, like that typhoon Ondoy which I myself was a victim of that disaster. And another thing, it also goes the other blog entries of mine which tackles about my life experiences.
Video clips. Yeah, one of my two mood-and-mind-setters in daily lives; I always have that in my desktop and USB especially if I feel that I want to write something. Whether it’s those viral funny things, local or worldwide hip-hop rap battles, short editorial clips, dance showdown, everything that is worth seeing in my eyes.
And finally… the biggest of them all. (even if I’m not really inclined into it.) MUSIC. Whether I’m feeling I want to talk fast, I listen to hip-hop. If I want to scream out, I dig rock. Going even more upbeat, I go for pop. But most of the time I used to travel back. yeah, nostalgic ones… like those early days of contemporary music from 70s to 90s. But who cares? Music was one of the few mood-setters in every human’s lives. Certainly a big influence.
So that’s how my life rolls as an amateur penman (or even cyber penman.) I do research and set my mood before anything else. Well, that’s all!