Do You Have A Dream?
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My special note prior to my English article – Do You Have A Dream?
Several months ago I prepared some articles in English and submitted to one of English Newspapers. Do you think I am too much sending my articles to an English newspaper? No, no, no, don’t judge me like that. It’s actually one of my ways trying to proof my capability to write in English, behind my so-so ability to speak in English. And that chance had become a good challenge to start with. By the way, all of you have already known the difference between ability and capability, haven’t you? The meaning of capability in here is how far my ability will go along with my skill. That’s what I thought.
I’ve never written any English article, unless translation works from Indonesian into English vice versa. So when receiving this offer, I accepted it eagerly. The problem is, I didn’t realize that the newspapers will be distributed and spread out along the Asean countries, at least, so the subject of which should cover any kind of news that would interest the readers, in general. While almost all articles I wrote were in relevant to blogging activity and aimed to bloggers – resulting my articles, of course, not met with the criteria required for. I hope one day I will be able to create some articles which will meet with their requirements.
Yes! We know that bloggers are everywhere, around the World, but as I have said the subjects didn’t match with the newspaper’s criteria. Lucky me, I have a blog where I am able to share my article with you. You can read and find out how far is my ability to write in English. Perhaps, my spoken English is better than my written one. All of you can also start to write one or more article(s) in Engllish on your blog. It doesn’t matter you’ll write them down on your Indonesian blog. It’s not necessary for you to open a special blog in English, but if you do, it would become a best try.
Speaking about my articles, to be honest with you -- I don’t want to waste my ideas which had lain here and there on my laptop just like that. I have to pour what I have had written on my own blog. By doing that you will find out later, that it is not that difficult to write article in English. Why? Because we have the only important reason – we are all, bloggers, no matter who you are, what education background you all owned, after learning English for so many years, we all DO have the background knowledge of English. Are you with me? Thank you for your time. Go through the lines up to the end of my writing.
Here you are -- one of my English articles presented to you. Forget about my so-so written English, as far as you can grab the idea. Do not bother about whether my English in terms of grammatically is correct or incorrect. Deal?
Please note that I have changed the original title previously sent to the newspaper "I Will Never Give Up On My Dreams" into...
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM.
No doubt about that. Anybody must have a dream! I have my dreams too. Actually, many dreams that haven’t yet come true, but I will never give up on grabbing those dreams.
Since I was a child many dreams were still there to be fulfilled. It’s my imagination that one day I would attend to a radio interview, I wanted to have a video shooting experience, which then be recorded into a DVD, become a Resource Person at any event. Those dreams probably would still have been clinging on my brain for the rest of my life, if I were not joining any community and become a blogger as well.
Finally, as a Blogger with the blessing of God and appreciation of Mira Sahid, Founder of Kumpulan Emak2 Blogger, my dreams to attend to a radio interview came true in 2012, video shooting followed by a DVD recording entitled Linimasa#2, 2012 (Internet Sehat) were also implemented successfully.
I have also a dream to become a Writer -- blogging is the link towards what I wanna be. Blogging pushed me to write anything on my blog. By writing on my blog the possibility for writing drill capability is there. So I should try to be as discipline as I could be to post anything that will interest people on my blog. It's not only one topic but various topics will do, as you can see on my blog www.bundayati.com. I posted various topics -- that’s the reason why I choose Miscellaneous as my blog title. I will keep it like that until one day I have an idea whether or not I will pick up a special niche to be written on it. But so far, let it be.
At the beginning I joined the social media, say, KEB, I still have no idea whether or not my blog could be monetized until in about October 2014 I was invited by a new group, namely Fun Blogging, later called as Fun Blogging Community, founders of which are consisting of three ladies, sharing with us their skills and knowledge. Shinta Ries (Advancing Your Blog Platform) , Haya Aliya Zaki (Writing Great Content) and Ani Berta (How to Monetize Your Blog Through Branding).
From Haya Aliya Zaki I learned how to manage the great content on our blog and many other important issues with regard to writing content in a good and better ways. Since then I realized that the capability of my writing skill gradually showed some improvements. We can see that any skill could be learned as long as we have the utmost effort to do it.
I joined Fun Blogging Community in November 2014. I have learned many things from the Community in terms of how to manage writing blogpost content. A careful attention should be paid before publishing it, that what Ms. Haya Aliya Zaki said, among others, special attention on typographical errors, that might be occurred here and there. I realize that this is a valuable knowledge to be remembered all the times by any Blogger.
This Community supported me and trusted me to show my confidence to be a Resource Person in a special event. This is my chance to make my dream come true. I had been for so long wanna be a Resource Person in any kind of event, but my dream seems to be suspended high in the air. I have never thought that it would come into a reality. But blogging has made it for me! Founders of Fun Blogging Community, Haya Aliya Zaki, Shinta Ries and Ani Berta have had given me an honour to become a Resource Person at BlogDetik Community Event -- Gerakan Semangat Ngeblog, held in about end week of December 2014.
Being a Blogger is really something, an open way to grab what I wanna be is there.. Frankly speaking, for all Bloggers too. So, become a Blogger is awesome, no matter who you are, an ordinary people, authors, scientists or other functional titles – you can become a Blogger. Share something on your blog for others. Share your valuable skill and knowledge on your blog, share anything that you could write for the purpose of other people’s capability improvements. Other people will appreciate your efforts. By sharing your skill and knowledge for the benefit of others, your brilliant thoughts will not be lessened, your skill will be more and more enriched instead.
What about monetizing my blog? Yes! Several chances have been given to me by some Communities: Kumpulan Emak2 Blogger, Warung Blogger, Fun Blogging, Blogger Perempuan Community. I understand that many efforts are still have to be done on how I have to manage my blog towards monetizing it in a more professional way.
Happy reading, my dear guys.