Friday, May 28, 2010
Come Into My World
I am breaking my rule on writing; which is to write like no one is reading.
For the very first time, I am writing to someone. I am writing to YOU, my fellow blogger, reader. (I dislike the word follower; makes you feel like you're some kind of Messiah, doesn't it?)
I started writing as a way to make sense of my break-up last year. I didn't write to make new friends, I didn't write because I wanted to be heard. I wrote for me.
Writing helped me create some sort of structure; a way to step back and look at things from a different perspective. The experience was cathartic and I learned many things about myself in the process.
Over time, I met other Filipino bloggers and made friends with a few. But I have always considered myself mostly unknown in the blogger world.
Recently, I noticed more and more people are reading my blog. It is not as many as the thousands of people who read other writers but I was surprised that there were at least 160 people who read what I wrote yesterday.
I probably know around 20 of those people so I am wondering who the rest are. Who are you?
And since this is a year of crossing boundaries, I am celebrating my birthday this July and I would love for you to come. Yes, you.
I am informing you early so you can prepare a mask for the ball. You can wear whatever you want; shorts, sando, t-shirt, it doesn't matter.
The important thing is you MUST wear a mask.
Yes, it will be outrageous. No, it won't be uptight. Yes, it will be exciting as you get to meet all of my friends, the boys and girls of the Upper Eastside. No, it won't be scary, well, maybe a little.
It would be an honor to meet you, especially those who have shared their thoughts on some of my stories. You know who you are.
If you say yes to a fun, crazy night, to new friendships: please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can inform you the details of the event.
Go on... Be brave... Take that step and open the door...